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This low hydrogen electrode is specially designed for downhill welding circumferential joints in pipes. The low hydrogen weld metal provides high notch toughness and excellent ductility to reduce the risk of cracking. The electrode is used particularly for pipelines, compressor stations, hot tapping and associated work using pipe steels in API 5LX52 to X70 grades in the oil and gas distribution industries, also process piping etc. Productivity is overall 25-30% faster than cellulosic electrodes and 40-50% faster than conventional low hydrogen electrodes for welding vertically up. Welding advice: Keep short arc using beaded or weaved runs. 2.5 mm size can also be welded uphill for increased heat input. DC- is preferred.

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Typical Tensile Properties

ISO As welded
Elongation Tensile Strength Yield Strength
29 % 610 MPa 560 MPa
AWS As welded
Elongation Tensile Strength Yield Strength
- - -

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

ISO As welded
Impact Value Testing Temperature
90 J -40 °C
70 J -50 °C

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

1.2 %0.08 %0.5 %

Approvals: ABS; 3Y; BV; 3Y H10; CE; EN 13479; DB; DNV-GL; 3 YH10; LR; 4Y40 H10; VdTÜV; Seproz; UNA 272581
Classifications: SFA/AWS A5.5; E8018-G (nearest); EN ISO 2560-A; E 46 4 B 41 H5

Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Alloy Type: Carbon Manganese
Coating Type: IMPERIAL_Basic covering
Welding Current: DC+(-)