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why is it called "hot pass"?

why is it called "hot pass"?

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why is it called "hot pass"?  

RE: why is it called "hot pass"?

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RE: why is it called "hot pass"?

My SWAG -- Scientific Wild-A$$ed Guess -- is that in the early days of pipelining, the root was run fairly 'cold' and fast.  This closes up the open gap in the root.  Then comes a hotter, slower pass to tie everything a little better:  the Hot Pass.

If you watch any root when the 2nd [hot] pass is being welded, it does indeed get very hot, and portions of the root may remelt.

RE: why is it called "hot pass"?

The hot pass is intended to remelt the root to a certain degree, and thus eliminating any "wagon wheel tracks" that may be present in the root pass.

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