back gouging

back gouging

[′bak ‚gau̇j·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
The elimination of excess material from both weld metal and base metal on the opposite side of a partly welded joint; a groove or bevel is formed in order to facilitate complete joint penetration.
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At Gulf Industry Fair, the company will be showing pictures and a DVD about its most popular machines for edge preparation, back gouging, weld seam removal of longitudinal and circumferential seams and the grinding and polishing of internal and external surfaces as well as machines for grinding stainless steel vessels and dished ends with small material thickness of 600 mm to 1,500 mm.
The tool was also modified to perform back gouging and is being used by BIW on DDG 1000 construction and is planned to be used by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Gulf Coast (NGSB-GC).