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J Weld Join > Volume 32(2); 2014 > Article
Journal of Welding and Joining 2014;32(2):130-134.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5781/JWJ.2014.32.2.4    Published online May 14, 2014.
A Development of Overlay GTAW Welding System for Pipe Inside Straight Process
Jong-Mok Eun*, Young-Kyu Lee*
Correspondence:  Young-Kyu Lee,
Email: powwel@powwel.com
Abstract
In this research, GTA overlay welding system is developed for inside of straight pipes in various diameter. It can be applied to oil, ship building and plant industry, especially pipes connected to pressure vessels, for the purpose of cost reduction by cladding inside of pipes with corrosion and heat resistant alloys such as stainless steel or Inconel. Developed system consists of GTA power source, torch, wire feeding system, automatic arc length adjusting device, CCD camera and cooling unit. Two types of pipe inside overlay welding system are developed. One is for maximum 3m pipe length with 3 inch ~ 12 inch pipe outer diameter. Another type can be applied to maximum 12m pipe length with 7 ~ 24 inch OD. Developed system successfully produced inside cladded pipe and the results are shown through cross sectional images of the pipes.
Key Words: GTA, Overlay, Pipe, Cladding, Stainless, Inconel


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