AWS - A4.4M:R2016
Standard Procedures for Determination of Moisture Content of Welding Fluxes and Welding Electrode Flux Coverings
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
|ICS Code (Welding consumables):||25.160.20|
This standard describes methods for sample preparation and analysis for determination of total moisture content and other sources of hydrogen measured as water from welding fluxes and electrode coverings. The methods of analysis are suitable for shielded metal arc electrode coverings and submerged arc fluxes.
This document establishes standard procedures for determination of moisture content of welding fluxes and welding electrode coverings. The test involves combustion of a sample in an oxygen carrier... View More
This document establishes standard procedures for determination of moisture content of welding fluxes and welding electrode coverings. The test involves combustion of a sample in an oxygen carrier gas at elevated temperature. Any water evolved from the sample or formed by the combustion process is measured by means of either Karl Fischer titration or infrared detection. The key differences between these methods and traditional thermo gravimetric techniques are the inclusion of instrument calibration procedures, system verification checks and use of more accurate analytical techniques for water detection.View Less