This paper presents the results an experimental study on ferroalloy-base flux-cored wire coatings. The work conducted shows that it is possible to improve the structure and properties of coatings by adding aluminum to the ferrochromium powder charge and rare-earth elements and calcium to ferroboron. This reduces the oxygen content and porosity of coatings by a factor of 1.5-2. It also reduces residual tensile stresses in outer coating layers and improves coating-substrate adhesion strength as well as abrasive wear resistance.

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