Solar Flux is a complex chemical compound that when mixed with alcohol forms a formulation that is useful in cleaning the surface of a metal, protecting the back of the weld joint from oxygen and dissipating heat and unwanted oxides. It is available in a fine powder form.
Solar Flux is of two types: Type B and Type I.
Type B Solar Flux is ideal for welding metals like stainless steel and alloy steels. Whereas, Type I Solar Flux is used for welding high nickel superalloys.
Use of Solar Flux
Some of the common applications for Solar Flux are:
- Pipe and tube welding (except when any thin, glass-like residue needs to be removed)
- Maintenance welding
- In-field welding
- Custom welds
- Unusual shapes and configurations
- Large diameter pipes and ducts
- Aircraft airframe and jet engine repairs