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J Weld Join > Volume 31(6); 2013 > Article
Journal of KWJS 2013;31(6):90-95.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5781/KWJS.2013.31.6.90    Published online January 21, 2014.
Development of Welding Quality Monitoring Method for TIG Cladding
Sang Myung Cho*, Min Su Son**, Jung Hyun, Park**
Correspondence:  Sang Myung Cho,
Email: pnwcho@pknu.ac.kr
Abstract
Pipe inside clad welding is mainly used to the flow pipe of sub-sea or chemical plant. For the inside clad welding to the medium pipe with the diameter of about 12″, TIG welding is frequently applied with filler metal. In this case, the clad welding has the very broad weld area over 10m2. And, the non-destructive test (NDT) such as ultrasonic test (UT) or radiographic testing (RT) should be conducted on the broad weld area, and it costs very high due to the time-consuming work. Therefore, the present study investigated the variation of arc voltage to develop the in-line quality monitoring system for the pipe inside TIG cladding. The 4 experimental parameters (current, arc length, wire feed position, and shield gas flow rate) varied to observe the change of arc voltage and to establish the model for the monitoring. The arc voltage was decreased when the wire was fed to the backward eccentric position(over 2mm), and the shield gas flow rate was insufficient under 10L/min. In the case of the backward eccentric position over 2mm, the bead appearance was not good and the dilution ratio was increased due to deep penetration. When the shield gas flow rate was lower than 10L/min, the bead surface was oxidized.
Key Words: TIG cladding, In-line arc welding monitoring system, Welding current, Arc length, Wire feed position, Arc voltage, Shield gas flow, Weld quality monitoring


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