E3® Starts Faster & Maintains A Stable Arc!
Testing has shown that ignition delay with E3® is actually improved
over time while thoriated tungsten starts to deteriorate after only 25 starts.
Welding Parameters For Ignition Delay Test
Electrode: 3/32 - 30°
Ignition assistance: HF-Ignition
Current: DC- 80A 3 sec
Inert gas: Argon 4.6 @ 19cfh
Gas pre flow time: 5 sec
Gas post flow time: 10 sec
Distance Electrode-Anode: 5 mm
Distance Electrode-nozzle: 6 mm
Anode material: Copper (water-cooled)
Filler material: none