The first two digits represent the resulting weld’s minimum tensile strength, measured in pounds per square inch (psi). For example, the number 70 in a E7018 electrode indicates that the electrode will produce a weld bead with a minimum tensile strength of 70,000 psi.

## What does the 3 or 4th digit indicate on the electrode?

The third (or fourth) digit – indicates the position of the weld. 0 indicates the classification is not used; 1 is for all positions; 2 is for flat and horizontal positions only; 3 is for flat position only.

## What do the numbers 7018 mean on a welding rod?

The 7018 Welding Rod

The “E” in E7018 electrode indicates a tool used for an arc-welding process. The 70 means it makes welds that are very strong (70,000 psi). The 18 means two things: The “1” means the electrode can be used in any position, and the “18” means low hydrogen and usually DC current.

## What does the 8 in 7018 mean?

8 – the ‘8’ indicates that the rod has low hydrogen potassium with iron powder coating and that it can be used with all polarities (DC+, DC-, or AC). The final number, ‘8’ in the case of our E7018 rod, requires more explanation.

## How do you read electrode numbers?

The letter “E” indicates an electrode. The first two digits represent the resulting weld’s minimum tensile strength, measured in pounds per square inch (psi). For example, the number 70 in a E7018 electrode indicates that the electrode will produce a weld bead with a minimum tensile strength of 70,000 psi.

## What does the 60 in 6010 mean?

60,000 pounds

The “60” in 6010 means 60,000 pounds’ tensile strength (the ability to resist being pulled apart) per square inch. The “1” means it can be run in any position—flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead.

## What does 6011 welding rod mean?

E 6011 electrode is a general-purpose electrode performs welding in all positions and efficiently in vertical-up and over-head positions; it is used mainly for sheet metal welding and low silicon deposit application. The electrode arc is easy to control and produces a flat weld bead with light slag formation.

## What does the 8 mean in E7018 1 H4R?

H8 = Less than 8 ml/100 g. Meets requirements of absorbed moisture test. E7018-1 H4R. Mild Steel Covered Electrodes, SMAW Process.

## What do the numbers mean on a 6011 welding rod?

The first two digits tell the tensile strength of the weld in thousands of pounds. The “60” in 6011 lets you know that the final weld will have a strength of sixty thousand pounds. The third digit tells the positions the rod can be used in. “1” is for all position rods. You can weld horizontal or vertical with 6011.

## What does 5P welding rod mean?

A 5P welding rod is also known as an E6010 rod. It consists of an all-purpose filler metal designed for use with direct current (DC) and suitable for welding pipes.

## What are the 5 types of electrodes?

Science > Chemistry > Electrochemistry > Types of Electrodes

• Gas electrodes.
• Metal–sparingly soluble metal salt electrodes.
• Metal – metal ion electrodes.
• Redox Electrodes.

## What does 6013 welding rod mean?

Industrial 6013 welding sticks are used for alternating and direct current applications where the maximum tensile strength is 60,000 psi. The 6013 electrode is best used for light to medium penetration on thin or sheet metal pieces.

## What is the easiest welding rod to use?

The easiest welding rod to use is a 1/8″ (3.2mm) E6013 rod. The fact that most welding schools start teaching with E6013 rods is proof enough. An E6013 has an easy arc strike and is the most forgiving to manipulation errors during welding.

## What is the difference between 6011 and 6013 welding rod?

The 6011 is used mainly for welding mild steel and rusted, painted, or dirty surfaces. On the other hand, the 6013 is primarily used for welding thin sheets of metals. The 6013 is used in applications that require low amperage, while the 6011 is used where high penetration is needed.

## What is AWS number in welding?

The American Welding Society (AWS) numbering system can tell a welder quite a bit about a specific stick electrode including what application it works best in and how it should be used to maximize performance.

## Where do 90% of all welder emissions come from?

About 90 to 95 percent of the fumes are generated from the filler metal and flux coating/core of consumable electrodes (Lyttle, 2004). Because the base metal weld pool is much cooler than the electrode tip, the base metal contributes only a minor amount of the total fumes.

## What is your standard number in welding?

American Welding Society (AWS) Standards

Standard Number Title
AWS A2.4 Standard symbols for welding, brazing, and non-destructive examination
AWS A3.0 Standard welding terms and definitions
AWS A5.1 Specification for carbon steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding

## What is code and standard in welding?

What Are Welding Codes and Standards, When Are They Used, and How Are They Developed. Many aspects of the design and fabrication of welded components are governed by documents known as codes and standards. Other names used for such documents include guides, recommended practices, regulations, rules, and specifications.

## Is 823 a welding code?

I.S. 823 : Code of procedure for manual metal arc welding of mild steel.

## What is a Class 3 weld?

Class 3 weld. joints are connections of secondary members not subject to dynamic action. and/or low stressed miscellaneous applications.