Press Release Summary:
Formulated to improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels, SWX 160 provides low-residual content weld deposit to help reduce risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux also helps meet X-factor requirements and provides impact toughness. Resulting slag detaches easily to help minimize post-weld cleaning. Suitable areas of use include power generation, petrochemical refinery, and pressure vessel applications.
Original Press Release:
Hobart Offers Submerged Arc Welding Flux for Chrome-Moly Steels
TROY, Ohio. — Hobart has specially formulated its SWX 160 submerged arc welding flux to improve weld quality on chrome-moly, creep-resistant steels. This neutral, agglomerated, fluoride-basic flux provides a low-residual content weld deposit to help reduce the risk of temper embrittlement in high-temperature applications, making it well-suited for power generation, petrochemical refinery and pressure vessel applications. It is also usable in step-cooling applications and for submerged arc welding a wide variety of HSLA steels.
The SWX 160 flux helps meet X-factor requirements, along with providing excellent impact toughness to further ensure weld performance in high-strength applications. Additionally, it produces an easily-detached slag to help minimize post-weld cleaning.
Hobart offers the SWX 160 flux in durable 50-pound Excess Air Evacuation (EAE) packaging, which prevents moisture pickup to help reduce the potential for hydrogen-induced cracking.
For information on submerged arc welding wires compatible with the SWX 160 flux, visit HobartBrothers.com/uploads/pdf/datasheets/SWX_160.pdf.
About Hobart Brothers Company
Hobart Brothers Company, headquartered in Troy, Ohio, is a leading manufacturer of the innovative Hobart® brand of filler metals, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. The ITW Welding brand portfolio also includes Miller® branded welding and cutting equipment.
For more information, visit the Hobart Brothers Company website at www.HobartBrothers.com, call 1-800-424-1543, fax 1-800-541-6607, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write Hobart Brothers Company, 101 Trade Square East, Troy, OH 45373.