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- - By BooTLeG (*) Date 08-07-2007 02:21
I'm in school right now and was thinking about going into pipe welding in houston, tx. I was wondering what kind of process they are using most, whether it be 6010 stick or mig or whichever process is most popular right now in pipe.
Parent - By Kix (****) Date 08-07-2007 12:23
A lot depends on where you will be working wether it be in a pipe fabrication shop or out in the field and what type of pipe you will be welding on.  Out in the field you will see a lot of tig root with 7018 fill and cap, 6010 root and 7018 fill and cap and tig the whole thing through on your exotic metals and stainlesses.  In the shop you will see all of the above and some mig welding to get things done a bit quicker.  They even use flux core on pipe in some cases.
Parent - - By DFDII Date 06-24-2008 22:27
u need to learn TIG, it's very hard to just hire on as a stick welder!! But, they use a 6010 root, 7018 fill and cap!! Test are on the 6G fixed position. Good luck!!!!
Parent - By sqiggy (**) Date 06-25-2008 15:56
Learn how to put in a root with TIG. Most places require you to take and pass 2 or more processes. One petro-chem plant I had to take 5 test. 1)Tig root and 7018 FC on carbon, 2) Stainless, 3)5p+ root, 7018 out, 4)Tig out on chrome, 5)2" socket weld and pass all of them.
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