For welders, it’s essential to prevent welding defects to ensure the structural integrity and quality of welded joints. Welding defects can weaken the strength of the welded structure and it will more likely break. Here are some key measures and practices to help prevent welding defects:
Clean The Base Material
Properly clean the base metal to remove rust, oil, paint and dirt. This will help you to carry out the welding process smoothly without resistance.
Select The Correct Welding Process
It’s vital to select the right welding process for the specific application and materials being joined. You should also ensure a proper torch angle and electrode positioning. It is recommended to avoid extreme weaving or overlapping passes, as this can lead to defects too.
If you want to prevent any defects from occurring in your welding, you must make sure that the welding area is well ventilated to minimise exposure to fumes and contaminants. It is also important to protect the welding area from wind and drafts to avert disruptions in shielding the gas.
Electrode & Filler Material Handling
For a smooth welding experience, store electrodes and filler materials in a dry, clean place to prevent rust. If your filler material is not stored properly it will not be in a good condition which can badly impact welding finishing. Also, make sure that the filler material matches the specifications and requirements of the welding process.
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