Stoody has developed a nickel-based family of flux cored wires designed to weld Inconel and similar alloys used to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks and flue gas desulphurization units (FGDs).
“These all-position nickel-based flux cored wires deposit 10 to 15 lbs. of weld metal per hour, which is three to five times the production rate of stick welding,” says Ravi Menon, Stoody General Manager.
Used for joining or cladding, this family of all-position wires includes:
• Stoody 625-T1 (AWS: ENiCrMo3T1-1/-4)
• Stoody 625LI-T1 (AWS: ENiCrMo3T1-1/-4)
• Stoody 82-T1 (AWS: ENiCr3T1-1/4)
• Stoody 182-T1 (AWS: ENiCrFe3T1-1/-4)
• Stoody A-T1 (AWS: ENiCrFe2T1-1/-4)
• Stoody C276-T1 (AWS: ENiCrMo4T1-1/-4)
• Stoody 622-T1 (AWS ENiCrMo10-1/-4)
Menon explains that traditionally, much of the all-position nickel welding was done with the manual SMAW process, which is slow, or the short circuit GMAW process, which can be prone to welding defects such as porosity and lack of fusion.
“Stoody nickel-based fluxed cored wires offer the robustness of manual process stick electrodes with the higher productivity rates associated with semi-automatic welding,” says Menon. View 625-T1 video for additional details.
Since 1988, Stoody has been a member of the Victor Technologies family, working with other brands that are leaders in metal cutting and welding. Its hardfacing and high alloy joining wire and electrode products support the steel, power generation, petroleum oil and gas drilling, recycling, cement, pulp and paper, agricultural, metal casting, construction and other industries. Founded in 1921, the Stoody division employs 90 people at its on-site facilities in Bowling Green, KY and proudly states that its U.S. manufactured products are focused on helping U.S. businesses to continue to grow.