Weld repair using plasma gouging

Posted on 03/30/2016
Posted by Hypertherm

Where cracking occurs in or adjacent to welded joints, a satisfactory repair can be made by welding. It is important that enough of the cracked material is gouged or machined away to allow a full penetration repair weld, with no traces of crack left and no new significant defects introduced.

Example of Powermax gouging for weld repair:

Customer application

End user needs to periodically repair cracks of special materials such as high Cr-Ni steels and Pure Copper.

Existing method and challenges

Grinding machines and carbon arc. Grinding is slow and carbon arc contaminates the base metal.

Powermax® solution

HyAccess™ gouging consumables which enable a very delicate gouging process without any carbide formation on the base metal.

Powermax results

Customer was able to complete the repair faster and with high precision without contamination.

Posted on 03/30/2016
Posted by Hypertherm