Benefits of Electrode Ovens
When hydrogen cracking is a concern, using low hydrogen filler metals is one way to mitigate the risk. Low hydrogen electrodes are specifically formulated to reduce the amount of hydrogen molecules that get into the weld pool, thus reducing the hydrogen available to cause cracking. However, without an electrode oven, these consumables will no longer serve their purpose after a matter of hours once they are exposed to the atmosphere. Electrode rod ovens keep these low hydrogen electrodes from collecting hydrogen by preventing moisture exposure. This allows the electrodes to have a longer usable shelf life.