Suitable welding positions

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CWB to CSA W48-14 Classification: E4918-1-H8 AWS/ASME A5.1 – 04 E7018-1

Typical applications

For Highly Efficient Welding of 500N/mm2 Class High Tensile Steel. Applications
Welding of mild steel and 500N/mm2 class high tensile steel of ships, bridges, storage tanks, buildings, industrial machinery and mining machinery.

Covering is low hydrogen, iron powder; common of welding applications include 71 ksi (490 MPa) class high tensile strength steels found in structural steels for buildings, bridge construction, storage tank fabrication, ship building, industrial and mining machinery fabrication.

Characteristics on usage

  • Very good striking and re-striking properties
  • Excellent usability with direct current applications
  • Excellent mechanic properties and radiographic soundness
  • Good bead appearance and slag removal
  • Re-dry the electrode at 300-400° C for 60-120 minutes prior to u

Typical chemical composition of all-weld-metal (%)


Sizes available and recommended currents (DC +)

Dia. (mm)
Length (mm)
V & OH60-9085-120110-160130-180130-180170-200


C.W.B. to CSA W48.1 AWS A5.1
ASMFE – SFA 5.1, 7018

Typical mechanical properties of all-weld-metal

Dia. (mm)
Length (mm)
V & OH50-8080-120110-170130-190160-210 

Product Codes

2.6 mm6188 2400
3.2 mm6188 3200
4.0 mm6188 4000
5.0 mm6188 5000