What is exothermic Grounding?

What is exothermic Grounding?

BURNDYWeld® or Exothermic Grounding The BURNDYWeld® connection process is a simple, efficient method of welding copper to copper or copper to steel. The BURNDYWeld® process uses high temperature reaction of powdered copper oxide and aluminum.

What is Cadweld powder made of?

Cadweld weld metal is a mixture of copper oxide and aluminum, packaged by size in plastic tubes. Each tube contains the starting powder at the bottom of the plastic tube, with the weld metal on top. These containers are packaged, with metal disks, in polyethylene boxes. The welding metal cannot ignite spontaneously.

Can you Cadweld to stainless steel?

nVent ERICO Cadweld System Permanent, molecular bond that will not loosen or corrode, resulting in a connection with a lifetime equal to that of the installation. Join copper to copper, copper to galvanized or plain steel, copper to copper clad steel, copper to bronze/brass/stainless steel, steel to steel, etc.

Can you Cadweld to rebar?

CADWELD welded electrical connections have been used to join CCS conductors for over 40 years. CCS conductors may also be welded to copper conductors, rebar or any other horizontal or vertical steel surface or structure for electrical grounding.

What does CAD stand for in welding?

nVent ERICO Cadweld is the brand name of an exothermic weld, which means that it uses molten metal to permanently join conductors. Typically, thermite powder (powdered aluminum and iron oxide) is poured into a graphite mold, then ignited.

What powder is used in exothermic welding?

Thermite Welding Powder is also known as exothermic bonding, Thermite welding and Thermit welding. There are many advantages of using Thermite Welding. The most important one is that the process produces a molecular joint and not just a mechanical one in between the conductors.

How do you do exothermic welding?

Exothermic Welding Process In this process, a special weld material is placed into a high temperature resistant mold and ignited. The process of igniting the particles creates extremely high heat and molten metal (exothermic reaction) up to 1400 degree celsius, and produces a molten metal slag.

How hot is a Cadweld shot?

Pour the loose welding material powder into the Cadweld Exolon mold. NOTE: Welding material is an exothermic mixture and reacts to produce hot molten material with temperatures in excess of 2500 degrees Fahrenheit (1400 degrees Celsius) and a localized release of smoke.