Afrox has now made its stainless steel electrodes available in DriPac packaging to offer extra protection against moisture pick-up and to keep hydrogen levels as low as possible. The benefit of this form of packaging is the electrodes can be used directly from the packaging without the need to rebake them before use.
Sandy Majatladi, Afrox Product Manager Special Alloys, says the versatile and very handy DriPac packages are made for customers who need lower moisture content in their electrodes to improve the quality of the weld.
“Stainless steel electrodes in DriPac packaging are ideal for customers working in environments where electrodes are susceptible to moisture absorption or in remote areas where baking of electrodes is limited or even impossible,” Majatladi says.
“After production the electrodes are kept in a humidity room to maintain the hydrogen content in the electrode at less than 5ml/100g when packed. The aluminium foil used to create DriPac packaging harnesses a three-ply lamination process and offers protection against puncture and moisture absorption.
“We’ve packaged the stainless steel electrodes in 2 kg packs, which are sufficient to enable welders to finish their task within a normal shift of approximately eight hours. Any remaining electrodes not used within eight hours of opening the package will have to be rebaked before use.
“Sealed and undamaged packs of stainless steel electrodes in DriPac packaging are guaranteed for an unlimited period for freshness — even after years of storage.”
Afrox stainless steel electrodes are also available in conventional packaging. All Afrox electrodes maintain excellent weldability and conform to approvals such as TUV, ABS,SABS and Lloyds register.
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African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) is sub-Saharan Africa’s leading supplier of gases and welding products. Established in South Africa 84 years ago, the company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1963 and listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange in 1995. Today, as part of The Linde Group, a global leader in gases, engineering and technology solutions, Afrox operates in South Africa and in 10 more African countries, meeting the product needs of a wide range of customers drawn from sectors as diverse as heavy industry, healthcare and hospitality. Within the sub-Saharan markets in which it is active, Afrox manages five operations on behalf of The Linde Group. Throughout all regions, Afrox supplies the full range of large-volume on-site and bulk gases, cylinder gases, scientific and medical gases, refrigerants, packaged chemicals, helium and associated products. Based in Johannesburg and employing nearly 3,500 people, the company also serves it markets with gas equipment, welding consumables and safety products.