1 FOREWORD This Submerged Arc Welding Handbook has been prepared by the ESAB Welding & Cutting Products for shop foremen, welding engineers and other supervisory personnel. It does not give specific apparatus operating instructions nor more than an elementary explanation of basic theory. Its function is to present procedures, tables, and other operating data helpful in the planning and execution of basic submerged are welding or surfacing applications. For information on multiple electrode welding, high speed welding, special hard-facing compositions, welding materials to meet government and industry specifications, welding power supplies, or any other aspect of submerged arc welding not covered herein, consult your ESAB representative or the nearest ESAB sales office. Operating instruction booklets for ESAB equipment are available on request to any sales office. Each contains precautionary information which should be read and observed by all machine operators. Copyright 1999, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, SC  29501.
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