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 chemical core wire analysis of this electrode (extreme low carbon and low Manganese) reduces the hardness in the weldmetal and the fusion line caused by the high cooling rate (T8-5) when welding under water. AquaForce LC`s unique Basic coating reduces Oxygen content in the weldmetal and inproves ductiliy that results in more strength 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