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SPIC JEL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Head office / Fabrication Shop : 156, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kumaran Nagar,
Chemmancherry, Sholinganallur Post, Chennai 600 119. INDIA.
Site : Torrent Power Plant, 1100 MW Sugen Combined Cycle Power Plant,
Akhakhol-Village, Kamrej, Surat- 394155 Mobile : 9925015546

PROCEDURE FOR ELECTRODE BACKING

1.SCOPE
Scope of this procedure is limited to the Welding work of Condenser and Turbine
Joint only
2.PURPOSE
This Procedure for Baking , Drying and Storage of various Electrodes to be used for our
scope Condenser and Turbine
3.APPLICABILITY
This procedure is applicable for storage and baking of Electrodes used for Welding of
Pipelines, Supports, Foundation plates, Water Box plate etc for condenser and Turbine.
4.REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
1) ASME Sec. II Part C ( shows SFA-5.1 for Carbon steel , SFA-5.5 for alloy steel and
SFA-5.4 for Stainless steel electrodes. .SFA 5.28 for alloy steel ,SFA 5.11 for stainless
steel )
2) Approved WPS
5.EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
1) Electrode Storage Area ( Store )
2) Backing Oven , Portable Oven
3) Register for Maintaining Records

6.DESCRIPTION.
1) Electrodes will be received from SIEMENS through material controller or
Qc Supervisors
2) Electrode stock Register will be maintained by the storekeeper.
3) Special care will be taken to avoid mixing of electrodes in the Baking Oven. Different
trays will be used for different electrode and when large quantity different baking ovens
will be used.
4) Electrodes will be put immediately in the Baking oven after opening the pocket.
Backing temperature and time will be Maintained as per the manufactures
recommendation and WPS and it is listed below
AWS Classification

Baking temperature

Time

Holding temperature

SFA 5.1

250 300 C

2 Hrs

100C Minimum

SFA 5.4

250 300 C

2 Hrs

100C Minimum

SFA 5.9

250 300 C

2 Hrs

100 C Minimum

5) Electrodes baking ( Redrying ) Ovens will have proper air circulation arrangement and
will have provision to measure the temperature of the oven by the temperature Indicator.
Welders will be issued electrodes not more than for two hours consumption
6) After baking is completed the electrodes will be maintained above 100 C (or as per the
manufacturer instruction ) in a holding oven which is duly calibrated .Welders will be
issued electrodes in a portable oven capable of above mentioned Holding temperature. The
portable oven electric supply will be taken from any welding machine. Electrodes
remaining un- consumed at the end of the day/ shift will be returned to the Holding oven.
7) Electrodes once dried if become cold for some reasons( eg. Power cut ), will re-dried as
per the same procedure. However it will not happen more than one time.
8) Electrode Baking control register will be maintained.

7 ACCEPTENCE CRITERIA
1) Verifying the Electrode Baking records as per the procedure
2) Electrodes with damaged coating will removed from the Oven.
3) Electrodes exposed to rain or moisture will not be used.
8) RECORD
Electrodes store and Baking details shall be recorded in a register and the same will be
subjected to regular inspection and audit.