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Microstructure and properties of nano-SiO2 activated flux TIG (A-TIG) welding of Incoloy 925 joints
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 58
Pages: 998 - 1018
Precipitation strengthened Ni based alloy, Incoloy 925 is widely used in the H2S-containing hot sour environments because of its excellent properties. Metallurgical properties, which is known to affect the performace of this alloy greatly depends on the welding technique adopted, ageing condition, formation of inter-metallic phases and hardness. Hence, in this research work, the joints of Incoloy 925 are accomplished in a single pass with the use of nano-SiO2 activtated flux tungsten inert gas (A-TIG) welding process. Further, the A-TIG welded joints were subjected to direct ageing for 4 h and 8 h at 732 °C and air-cooled. Recrystallized grains were observed in the fusion region in the as-welded (AW) condition. The grain boundaries of the weld seams were precipitated with M7C3 carbides, discrete amounts of η (Eta) and σ (Sigma) phases after subjecting to DA. The tensile strength of the weld seams was increased to ∼ 41 % and 31 % after having exposed to DA for 4 and 8 h respectively. The failures due to tension occurred in the fusion zone of Incoloy 925 irrespective of the DA conditions. The formation of η phase and high angle grain boundaries (HAGBs) resulted in a lower percentage of elongation and impact toughness when aged for 8 h. © 2020 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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