Welding/6g fcaw


jeffers wrote at 2012-01-09 19:52:59
hi guys i've just had to do a 6g open but with fcaw...nightmare lads.never passed, but all my welding mate and some welding instructors have not heard of this process. this process is what bp are asking for on one of there oil rigs.so there you go.

cheers jeff

copperdawg wrote at 2013-01-20 02:57:57
Usually with the FCAW 6g pipe its a 6010 root or TIG. You cant run FCAW downhill and pass a test with it.


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