A basic coated hydrogen controlled electrode designed for all positional welding (except vertical down) of carbon and medium tensile steels and mild steels under conditions of high restraint. The electrode is intended for general fabrication work where hydrogen control is required - this electrode guarantees values below H4. An iron powder addition is included in the coating, this gives a weld metal recovery of approximately 120%. Striking and re-striking qualities are good and slag is easily removed from the weld.
Typical Tensile Properties
Charpy V-Notch Properties
|As Welded||-30 °C|
|As Welded||-40 °C|
|Approvals:||ABS; 3Y H5; BV; 3Y H5; CE; EN 13479; DNV-GL; 3Y H5; LR; 3Y; LR; 3Y H5|
|Classifications:||SFA/AWS A5.1; E7018 H4R; EN ISO 2560-A; E 42 4 B 42 H5|
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.
|Alloy Type:||Carbon Manganese.|
|Coating Type:||IMPERIAL_Basic covering|
|Diffusible Hydrogen:||< 4.0 ml/100g|
|Welding Current:||DC+-, AC|
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