Exothermic welding, also known as aluminothermic welding, is the result of a process that achieves the molecular union of two or more metallic conductors through a chemical reaction. If it is performed correctly, it results in a bond that is superior in conductivity and durability to any that is carried out mechanically. To obtain this, it is vital to follow certain criteria that determine the quality of the welding.

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Exothermic aluminothermic welding earthing frequent questions

Aluminothermic or exothermic welding is the chemical process that allows two or more conductors to be joined together in a durable manner. It is mainly used in earthing systems due to its reliability, resistance and a series of advantages over other types of joints. Knowing whether it is properly carried out, how to calculate the necessary material or how to guarantee the safety of people in the event of a chemical reaction are the main questions answered by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas.