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What are Stargon shielding gases?

Nov 22, 2019, 16:08 PM
Title : What are Stargon shielding gases?

get started buying gases onlinePraxair’s Stargon blends are a family of argon-based blends with additions of some level of carbon dioxide, oxygen and helium to enhance arc performance during welding–resulting in high quality welds. Each Stargon blend has been developed to meet the demands of your specific MIG/MAG (GMAW) process while improving productivity and lowering your cost per foot of weld.

Praxair’s argon-based Stargon blends offers consistency from start to finish. That means you can use all the gas delivered, there’s no residual gas waste from stratification and you’ll reduce costs. Consistency results from our Starblend mixing system, designed specifically for argon-based blends that use carbon dioxide. Empty cylinders are completely evacuated and purged before they’re filled using our patented eductor tube blending system.

Additional Questions

What are the benefits of Praxair's Stargon shielding gases?

  • Reduces spatter and fume
  • liminates residual slag
  • Decreases overwelding and increases travel speeds compared to other commonly used blends
  • Increases welder productivity
  • Produces good weld metal bead shape
  • Offers excellent weld mechanical properties

Who benefits from Stargon blends?

Manufacturers who join varying thicknesses of carbon, low alloy, or stainless steels using the MIG/MAG process:

  • Steel structures
  • Automotive OEM & repair
  • Poles, rebar and frames
  • Motorcycles
  • Shipbuilding
  • Farm equipment
  • Pressure vessels
  • Transformers
  • Trailers, lawn mowers, garden equipment
  • Air conditioners
  • Office furniture
  • Steel girders and beams
  • Sheet metal products

What is Stargon SS?

Praxair’s Stargon® SS gas blend is a carefully controlled blend of argon, carbon dioxide and nitrogen that is designed for joining a wide variety of stainless steels.

What is Stargon CS?

Praxair’s Stargon® CS gas blend is a precise mixture of argon, carbon dioxide and oxygen. It is designed for use as a universal shielding gas for carbon steel welding applications. It operates well in all types of metal-transfer (i.e short-circuiting, pulsed and conventional spray, high deposition rotary arc).

What is Stargon VS?

Praxair's Stargon VS is an optimized blend of argon, helium and carbon dioxide formulated to perform well with all solid and metal-cored wires.

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