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C.K Worldwide T187gt2 1/8 Inch 2% Thoriated Tungsten Electrode T187GT2 CKWT187GT2

Detailed Description

  • TIG welding electrodes usually contain small quantities of metallic oxides which can offer the following benefits - facilitate arc starting, increase arc stability, improve current carrying capacity of the electrode, reduce the risk of weld contamination, increase electrode life
  • Oxides used are primarily zirconium, thorium, lanthanum or cerium
  • Additions are 1% - 4%, improve arc initiation, especially when direct current (DC) welding is employed
  • Thorium oxide (thoria), effective in terms of long life and thermal efficiency
  • Zirconium oxide (zirconia) has been commonly used for alternating (AC) TIG welding, welding aluminum
  • Good current capacity, arc stability and easy arc start on DC current
  • High resistance to weld pool contamination
  • Maintains sharpened tip configuration
  • Not normally used on AC current because it is difficult to maintain the balled end
  • Medium tendency to spit
  • Medium erosion rate
  • ISO color chart: Red AWS A5.12 EWTh-2 ISO 6848 WT20

C.K Worldwide T187GT2 TIG Consumable, Electrode, Size/Rating: 1/8 Inch, 7 Inch Length, 2% Thoriated Tungsten

Technical Details

7 Inch Length
2% Thoriated Tungsten
1/8 Inch