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BONARC WELDING

Vanguard Steel has been supplying welding consumables for over 30 years under the Trade name BonarcTM. Manufactured in Korea, we are able to control quality and consistency which sets us apart from our competition. Our welding consumables are CWB & CSA approved.

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VGD WELDING

With the success of the BonarcTM line, Vanguard Steel has added our VGD WireTM. Branded to take advantage of our increasing reputation for outstanding Quality and Value this wire has established a good reputation in the market.

VGD WireTM has made an immediate impact. From the quality of the helix to the consistency of the arc, VGD wire has given the industry an additional choice. These welding consumables are also CWB & CSA approved

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TEST RESULTS

Test results should not be assumed to be the expected results in a particular application or weldment. Actual results will vary depending on many factors, including, but not limited to, weld procedure, plate chemistry and temperature, weldment design and fabrication methods. Users are cautioned to confirm by qualification testing, or other appropriate means, the suitability of any welding consumable and procedure before use in the intended application.

PROPER STORAGE

After manufacturing Bonarc stainless steel electrodes are packaged in re-sealable plastic bags, then inserted in plastic sleeves. These plastic sleeves provide protection from damage and moisture.
When stored under normal conditions the electrodes will very slowly pick up moisture.

5-15 °C (41-59°F) – Relative humidity ::
5 60% 15-25°C (59-77°F) – Relative humidity ::5 50%
25°C (> 77°F) – Relative humidity ::5 40%

RE-DRYING OF COVERED ELECTRODES

Prior to leaving the factory the humidity level of all Bo narc stainless steel electrodes are verified. If during storage the electrodes do pick up moisture/humidity re-drying of the electrodes is an easy method to correct this “issue”.
Bonarc stainless steel electrode should be re-dried prior to use at between 300 – 350 °C for 30 to 60 minutes. No more than four layers of electrodes should be dried at a time.

TUNGSTEN

Safety of Thoriated Tungsten

Hazards

Thorium has slight radioactivity and emits alpha particles and occasionally some Beta and Gamma radiation. The levels are extremely low and external exposure risk is low. However, when ingested or inhaled this risk is increased.

The Cause

Because welders need to grind the tips to prepare the rod for welding this creates dust particles that can be inhaled or ingested. It is recommended to wear appropriate safety gear as laid out in welding procedures.

Storage

Thoriated tungsten is recommended to be stored in a steel box.

v3 NON-RADIOACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO 2% THORIATED TUNGSTEN

Produced using a combination of 3 oxides: 1.5% Lanthanum, 0.08% Zirconium, 0.08% Yttrium.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Superior electrode life and arc stability (compared to 2% Thoriated)
  • Runs cooler than most other types of Tungsten offering a very long service life
  • Fast reliable arc
  • Suitable for both AC and DC welding
  • Electrodes are eddy current tested for defects ensuring product reliability

ANTOX

Chemical processes for metallically clean surfaces

Vanguard’s welding division carries Antox and other Chemetall products. Below is a list of some of the products we carry or have access to.

The protective passive layer may be damaged during the processing of stainless steels by drilling, turning, milling, bending, welding or heat treatment. The Antox® technology ensures that your metal surfaces are protected from disturbing influences such as temperature-related oxidation and discolouration, metal deposition and organic impurities – without changing their surface structure.

Antox 71E Plus
Antox 71E Extra
Antox 73E Plus
Antox 75E
Antox 80E
Antox 90E

Antox 21E Plus
Antox NP
Antox 3 D
ANT75E – 5 KG
Aclean 400
Alu-Cleaner 101

Stock Vancouver Antox 71E Plus – SKU#72010002

With Antox®, we offer an extensive portfolio of pickling products for the surface treatment of stainless steels. Our innovative and strong chemical processes create a scale-free surface while at the same time improving the chemical resistance of your stainless steel substrates.

Nowadays, stainless steels can be found in all walks of life. They are increasingly being used for visible parts such as façades, windows, doors and kitchens. Their excellent corrosion resistance is based on a passive layer – a chrome oxide layer that forms spontaneously provided the chrome content of the stainless steel is higher than 12 %. A metallically clean, smooth surface is one of the prerequisites for formation of a protective passive layer.

Chemical processes for metallically clean surfaces
The protective passive layer may be damaged during the processing of stainless steels by drilling, turning, milling, bending, welding or heat treatment. The Antox® technology ensures that your metal surfaces are protected from disturbing influences such as temperature-related oxidation and discoloration, metal deposition and organic impurities – without changing their surface structure.

To ecologically and economically remove the individual impurities, we offer an extensive technology portfolio under the trade name Antox®. Our stainless steel pickling products improve the corrosion resistance by

  • allowing a simple removal of contaminants
  • achieving a metallically clean surface
  • supporting the formation of a new protective passive layer

All our Antox® stainless steel pickling technologies are free from hydrochloric acid and chlorides.

Our technology portfolio:

  • Bath pickling agent
  • Cleaners
  • Neutralizing paste
  • Pickling cleaners
  • Pickling paste
  • Pickling and polishing paste
  • Spray pickling agent
  • Bath pickling agent
  • Passivating agents
  • Stainless steel surface care products
  • Tools such as brushes, manual spray pickling device, pickling pump

ANTOX QUICK GUIDE

Cleaning Agent

Aclean 04.00Part No. 08.0400Aclean 02.80Part No. 08.0280
To degrease any type of metal by hand using high pressure or by dip method.To degrease by dip method
Reaction time: 5-10 minutesUse in the ratio 1:5 – 1:10 with waterReaction time: 5-10 minutesUse in the ratio 1:10 with water

Pickling Cleaner

Antox 75EPart No. 02.0050Antox 75 E ExtraPart No. 02.0053
To clean and brighten the metal surface and to remove foreign corrosion particles.To clean and brighten the metal surface and to remove foreign corrosion particles.
Reaction time: 20-30 minutesYield: appox. 20M2/kgReaction time: 20-30 minutesYield: appox. 20M2/kg

Pickling Paste

Antox 71 EPart No. 02.0010
Antox 71 E Extra Part No. 02.0053
The removal of high temperature oxide scale and annealing colours in the areas of weld seams.The removal of high temperature oxide scale and annealing colours in the areas of weld seams.
Reaction time: Stainless Steel 15-60 minutesYield: 50–80 running metres/kgReaction time: Stainless Steel 15-60 minutesYield: 50–80 running metres/kg
Antox 3 dPart No. 02.0001
Antox Profiline 2000 Oeko PPart No. 02.1525
The removal of high temperature oxide scale and annealing colours in the areas of weld seams. Especially for shiny surfaces. Also for aluminium. nickel and titanium alloys.The removal of high temperature oxide scale and annealing colours in the areas of weld seams. Free of nitric acid. Also for aluminium.
Reaction time: 10-60 minutesYield: 70-130 running metres/kgReaction time: 30–90 minutesYield: 50–80 running metres/kg
Antox 2001 T Part No. 02.1610
The removal of high temperature oxide scale and annealing colours in the areas of weld seams (only TIG/WIG seams). Especially for shiny surfaces. The cleaning of stainless steel equipment with heavy contamination or rust.
Reaction time: Stainless Steel 20-30 minutes. Stainless Steel polished 1-3 minutes Yield 80-100 running metres/kg

Neutralizing Paste

Antox NP Part No. 02.0090
Neutralises heavy acidic stainless steel pickling pastes containing hydrofluoric acid.
Reaction time: As long as bubbles are seen. Yield: 50–80 running metres/kg

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