WeldCalc - The third generation
WeldCalc 3.0 from SSAB makes decades of welding experience available in an interactive web-based application to help fabricators optimize and document welding performances.Access WeldCalc
In the new 3rd generation additional possibilities and functionalities are added while keeping the earlier advantages from the previous generation. A strong focus during the development of the software is to make it versatile in order to suit and support a wide range of welding performances. Key issues throughout the complete program are to attain:
WeldCalc 3.0 is especially preset for welding of the Strenx and Hardox grades. At the same time it is feasible to include other steels such as Toolox and Armox.
Downloads of the software can be made through the link to the right.
WeldCalc 3.0 includes five different parts. Two of these, Calc and WPR, are suitable to use for all types of welding performances.
The three other sections, pWPS, WPQR and WPS, are applied for structures where welding procedure qualifications are required. This process is applicable when there are more strict requirements regarding certain mechanical properties of welded structures such as attaining a specified min. strength or a min. toughness in the joint. Normally the required properties in a welded structure are defined in standards. For high strength steels most welding procedure qualifications are made in accordance with the European Norm (EN). All relevant standard requirements according to the EN standards are addressed in WeldCalc. Welding procedure qualifications with respect to Welding procedure qualifications are more common for structures in Strenx. However, it is fully feasible to perform this type of qualification for all types of Hardox grades.
When you work with WeldCalc, choose the parts in WeldCalc that are of relevance for the welding situation. Their individual purposes are to:
At all five parts of WeldCalc the user states the conditions and requirements present for the structure to be welded. Based on the specified welding situation an outer tolerance box is then calculated by WeldCalc. It shows the allowed span of heat input and preheat/interpass temperatures. For all parts except for the WPQR, the user can state his/hers requested intervals of essential welding parameters. From the later information, WeldCalc calculates an inner tolerance box for the requested welding performance. For optimized conditions, the complete inner tolerance box is to be located within the outer tolerance box.
If you are interested in working on your phone, try out the WeldCalc mobile app!