Austarc 16TC

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The Choice of
Australian Welders
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Manufactured using a unique twin coating extrusion process for significantly improved arc stability & control.

  • Sub Zero Temperature Applications
  • Structural Steel
  • Single Sided Weld Joints
  • Pipe Welding
  • Maintenance Applications
  • Highly Restrained Joints
  • Buffer Layer Prior to Hard Surfacing Build-Up
  • SMAW
  • MMAW
  • Flat Position - Fillet Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Fillet Joint
  • Vertical Position - Up
  • Overhead Position - Fillet Joint
  • Overhead Position - Butt Joint
  • Horizontal Fixed Pipe Position - Up
  • Flat Position - Butt Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Butt Joint

Austarc Features

Relied upon by Australia's welding industry, the 16TC is the preferred electrode in Australia.


Smooth running, basic low hydrogen electrode, developed for all positional (except vertical down) welding, using AC or DC power sources. It has exceptional arc stability and weldability and delivers high quality weld deposits with reliable notch toughness to -40°C.

Austarc 16TC is manufactured using a unique twin coating extrusion process, which means all the arc stabilising elements are concentrated in the inner coating. This delivers significantly improved arc stability and control for all applications.

Typical Applications

The ideal hydrogen controlled electrode for welding carbon, carbon-manganese and low alloy high strength steels used in a multitude of critical and non-critical applications.

Typical applications include pipe welding, single sided weld joints, highly restrained joints, maintenance applications, buffer layer prior to hard surfacing build-up, structural steel and sub zero temperature applications.



  • AS/NZS 4855-B - E49 16 A U H10
  • AWS A5.1: E7016 H8
Typical All Weld Metal Chemical Analysis  
Typical All Weld Metal Mechanical Analysis
Yield StrengthTensile StrengthElongationCVN Impact Values
460 Mpa560 MPa28%130J @ -20°C
110J @ -40°C
Electrode Size (mm)Packaging (kg)Approx No. of Rods per kgPart Number
Full Pallet Quantity 
Electrode Size (mm)Weight (kg)
3.2 & 4.0900
5.0 810