Whats the purpose of a hot pass?

Whats the purpose of a hot pass?

A hot pass is a term used in stove-pipe welding, when the bead is complete it is given a quick clean up with a grinder then the hot pass follows, it burns out the slag that is trapped at the junction between the bead and the pipe wall, the slag is often called wagon tracks.

What does a pass mean in welding?

weld bead
A single progression of welding or surfacing along a joint or substrate. The result of a pass is a weld bead.

What is the difference between root pass hot pass filler pass and capping?

Root Pass – The first weld bead placed in the weld joint in a multi-pass weld. Fill – Also referred to as a fill pass, it is the amount of weld bead necessary to fill the weld joint. Cap – The final weld bead in a weld joint. It may be completed in the form of a stringer bead or by a weaving motion back and forth.

Why should the hot pass form a concave bead?

Carrying too much heat into the root will cause the weld to become brittle and will be a breaking point when stress is applied. A hot pass should be rapid, and just enough metal should be deposited to dish the weld sides out, making it concave.

What is the most difficult welding position?

Overhead The overhead position weld is the most difficult position to work in. The welding will be performed with the two pieces of metal above the welder, and the welder will have to angle him or herself and the equipment to reach the joints.

What will you do if the keyhole become bigger?

Stop welding instantly if the keyhole grows large. Let the plate cool down before you begin the procedure again.

What can cause suck back in TIG welding?

Root concavity (suck-back; underwashing)

  • Common causes. Root concavity is caused by shrinkage of the weld pool in the through-thickness direction of the weld.
  • Acceptance. The root concavity may be acceptable.
  • Avoidance.

Is it OK to hold the electrode while welding?

You can hold the electrode when stick welding (SMAW) for a short time to improve the electrode’s stability when striking the arc or making a few tack welds. When doing so, you must wear dry welding gloves in good condition.

What is a Hot Pass in welding?

The one thing you can probably count on is that the term “hot pass” is always referring to the pass after the root pass usually on pipe welds. Whenever your root (first) pass doesn’t go just as it should, a hot pass may be in order.

How to make a Hot Pass with a MiG?

A hot pass can be made with MIG TIG or Stick. With MIG, the wire speed may be left alone, and the volts bumped up. With stick a change of 10-20% amperage is all that is needed, along with using a 7018 on top of the 6010 root pass. With TIG the hot pass is likely the easiest to do, since the amount of filler metal can be controlled precisely.

How does a TIG welding welding machine work?

First the welder turns on the gas flow, many times by a valve on the TIG torch itself. The gas begins to flow and starts protecting the weld area from the air. The torch is held over the weld joint just far enough for the torch not to touch the metal. Then the welder presses a foot pedal and the TIG torches tungsten electrode starts an arc.

What is a Hot Pass in plumbing?

The hot pass is defined as the 2nd to 3rd pass on the pipe that is done to cover the root weld. If done right the hot pass will turn a flat root penetration surface to a convex one. If your root weld does not have enough penetration or even some suck back a good hot pass can fix that!


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