Dual Shield 55

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An all-positional rutile cored wire for welding steels with a minimum yield strength of 550 MPa, for use with M21 shielding gas.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

As Welded
Impact Value 78 ft-lb
Impact Value 106 J
Shielding Gas M21 shielding gas
Testing Temperature -40 °F
Testing Temperature -40 °C

Typical Tensile Properties

ConditionElongationShielding GasTensile Strength Yield Strength
As Welded27 %M21 shielding gas663 MPa (96 ksi)604 MPa (88 ksi)

Deposition Data

Current 100-300 A
Deposition Rate 2.9-12. lb/h
Deposition Rate 1.3-5.8 kg/h
Diameter 0.045 in.
Diameter 1.2 mm
Voltage 21-32 V
Wire Feed Speed 126-571 in./min
Wire Feed Speed 3.2-14.5 m/min


Weld Metal SFA/AWS A5.29 : E91T1-GM
SFA/AWS A5.29 : E91T1-Ni1M
EN ISO 18276-A : T 55 4 Z P M21 2 H5


Approvals ABS 4YQ500 SA H5
CE EN 13479
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type Low alloy steel (<1% Ni)
Diffusible Hydrogen < 5 ml/100g
Shielding Gas M21 (EN ISO 14175)
Welding Current DC+

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Mn Ni Si
M21 shielding gas
0.05 % 1.45 % 0.95 % 0.41 %

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Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Dual Shield 55