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Effectiveness and Development of an Optimum Helium Blend for Welding High-Performance Steels

Publication Details
Authors: Korjala Kalevi, Mvola Belinga, Kah Paul
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh (2017) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Journal acronym: ISOPE
Volume number: IV
Start page: 99
End page: 106
Number of pages: 8
ISBN: 978-1-880653-97-5
ISSN: 1098-6189
eISSN: 1555-1792
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Helium is one of the best shielding gases or their partial components to protect and boost automated welding processes. The right shielding gas composition creates many advantages. Helium, however, has been considered expensive and difficult to get. This study evaluates helium availability in both short and long term, its cost structure, recovery and recycle options, as well as its positive effects on welding processes with different materials and varying gas blends. The study consists of a review of scientific articles, interviews with specialists in different companies, a review of presentations and experiments.

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