AquaForce LC

type 
The first Basic under water welding electrode with extreme low carbon content.
applications 
Welding standard ship steel grades A, B & D in submerged conditions in case standard well known underwater electrodes fail to offer proper ductility and crack resistance exceeding the requirements for AWS D3.6M-99.
Properties 

AquaForce LC is the first Basic electrode that was developed with "Hydrophobic sand" to offer maximum moisture resistance. AquaForce LC is currently the only available electrode that is able to produce flat (not concave) welds with deeper penetration in all positions including PB, PC, PD, PE and PG position. The special (Armcore) ultra low carbon core wire of this electrode reduces the hardness from 195 HV to 165 HV hardness in the pure weldmetal caused by the high cooling rate (T8-5) when welding under water. AquaForce LC`s unique Basic coating reduces Oxygen content in the weldmetal to obtain better ductility than can be achieved with standard wet welding rutile electrodes.

classification
AWS 
A 5.1: ~E 6018
EN ISO 
2560-A: E 38 2 B 14
Suitable for 
DIN:
Unalloyed steels:
Boiler plates:
Pipe steels:
-
Shipbilding plates:
Steel castings:
Thin sheets:

-
St 33 to St 52.3
HI, HII, 17 Mn4
St 35 to St 52.4
StE 210.7 to StE 360.7
A, B, D
GS-38 to GS-52
1623/1

W.Nr.:
1.0035 to 1.0570
1.0345, 1.0425, 1.0481
1.0308 to 1.0581
1.0307 to 1.0582
1.0440, 1.0472, 1.0475
1.0416 to 1.0551

approvals 
CE approved
welding positions: 
All weld metal analysis % (nominal)

C

Mn

Si

P

S

<0.05

0,45

0,20

<0.025

<0.025

mechanical properties (all weld metal)

Heat

RP0,2

Rm

A5

Impact Energy (J) ISO-V

Hardness

Treatment

(N/mm2)

(N/mm2)

(%)

0°C

-20°C

-40°C

HV (all weld)

AW

>460

480-590

>32

>27

169

AW: as welded
redrying temperature 
not required
welding parameters / packing

Welding Parameters

Packing

D (mm)

Length (mm)

Current (A) (DC+)

kg / can

pcs / pack

kg / 6 pack

3.2

350

140-180

2.8

80

16.8

4.0

350

150-210

2.8

55

16.8

Disclaimer: Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained, the information contained or otherwise referenced herein is presented only as “typical” without guarantee or warranty, and any liability incurred from any reliance thereon is expressively disclaimed. Typical data are those obtained when welded and tested in accordance to prescribed standards, and should not be assumed to be the expected results in a particular application or weldment. Other tests and procedures may produce different results. Users are cautioned to confirm by qualification testing, or other appropriate means, the suitability of any welding consumable and procedure before use in the intended application. The selection and use of specific products is solely within the control of, and remains the sole responsibility of the customer. The right to change design and/or specifications without notice is reserved.