Smooth running IRON POWDER HYDROGEN CONTROLLED ELECTRODE used for all positional welding except vertical down.

  • Turbines
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heavy Girders
  • Earth Moving Plants
  • SMAW
  • MMAW
  • Flat Position - Fillet Joint
  • Flat Position - Butt Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Fillet Joint
  • Horizontal Position - Butt Joint
  • Vertical Position - Up
  • Overhead Position - Fillet Joint
  • Overhead Position - Butt Joint


Smooth running basic type iron powder hydrogen controlled electrode used for all positional welding except vertical down. This electrode is used where the highest standards are required. Weld features include high ductility, x-ray quality and sub zero temperature impact to -50°C.

Typical Applications

For critical welding applications including repair and maintenance of heavy plate and highly restrained work pieces such as penstocks, turbines, pressure vessels, heavy girders, earth moving plants etc.


  • AS/NZS 4855-B - E49 18-1 A U H5
  • AWS A5.1: E7018-1 H8
Typical All Weld Metal Chemical Analysis  
Typical All Weld Metal Mechanical Analysis
Yield StrengthTensile StrengthElongationCVN Impact Values
455 Mpa534 MPa30%123J @ -50°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