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Flux Coating Options for SWAW/MMA welding of Stainless Steels

Flux Coating Options for SWAW/MMA welding of Stainless Steels

Flux Coating Options for SWAW/MMA welding of Stainless Steels

Hello all,

It is common knowledge that SMAW/MMA electrodes for carbon/low-alloy steels are available in a variety of flux coating options - rutiles, cellulosic, basic, and iron powder being the most common. The electrodes differ in their Hydrogen content, which is significant in controlling Hydrogen Induced Cracking.

Is there any such significance of flux coating in Stainless Steels?
What flux coating options are available?

Does hydrogen cracking affect Stainless Steels as well?

A quick google searhc hasnt given me any answers so Im turning to you guys.

By Stainless Steels I mean austenitic SS, specifically 316 and 317 grades.

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RE: Flux Coating Options for SWAW/MMA welding of Stainless Steels

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