Agglomerated Aluminate-rutile type flux for welding general structural steels, pressure vessel and pipe steels, as well as fine grain structural steels having a yield strength of up to 355N/mm2. AMA OP 185 produces a high, silicon and manganese pick-up and can therefore be used with 50-11, 50-12 wire electrodes.It is particularly suited for high-speed welding applying the twin-wire process, as well as for tandem and multi-wire welding. Owing to its metallurgical behavior; AMA OP 185 can be advantageously used for welding from both sides in one pass. It is outstanding for welding tube-web-tube joints or finned tubes.On account of easy slag removal, AMA OP 185 is preferably used in fillet welding.The weld metal produced with this flux is not susceptible to porosity when welding on surfaces contaminated by rust, scale etc. The flux has a low bulk density with correspondingly low consumption.AMA OP 185 can be used on either DC or AC up to 1000A.
Basicity to boniszewskii: ~0.5
Metallurgical behavior: Pick-up and burn-off the alloying elements Si and Mn as a function of the alloy content of the wire electrode, DVS Merkblatt 0907, part 1
all-weld metal analysis( typical values ):
Mechanical properties of all-weld metal (typical values ):
Mechanical properties of welded joints( typical values ):
13 Cr Mo 44, 10 mm Welded From both sides in one pass
Stress relived 15 hrs/700C
*Transverse flat tensile specimen
*Only for fillet welds or tube-web-tube welding on finned tubes.
**At service temperatures down to +0°C