Fabshield XLR-8

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Low hydrogen T-8 self-shielded, all positional flux cored wire, producing a stable arc and flat bead profile.

  • Structural Steel Erection
  • Storage Tanks
  • Site Work Applications
  • Ship Construction
  • Pipe Spooling
  • Mining Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment Repair
  • Bucket Repairs
  • FCAW-S
  • 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

New sealed poly package with a VCI (Vapour Corrosion Inhibitor) coating

  • Superior rust and corrosive protection
  • Easy To Open
  • Environmental friendly disposal


Low hydrogen T-8 self-shielded, all positional flux cored wire, producing a stable arc and flat bead profile, especially suited for vertical-up welds at high currents with excellent mechanical properties and a tensile strength of 490 MPa.

Capable of depositing X-ray quality welds, making it highly suitable for critical welding applications requiring a high degree of crack resistance due to its low diffusible hydrogen levels, less than 6.7ml per 100g of weld metal deposited.

XLR-8 has been designed for single and multi-pass welding applications with improved productivity in out-of-position welding, offering high impact strength of 42J at sub zero temperatures to -40°C.

Typical Applications

Specifically designed for increased productivity and high deposition rates on challenging structural steel erection, heavy equipment repair, mining equipment, bucket repairs, storage tanks, pipe spooling, ship construction and site work applications.


  • AS/NZS IS0 17632-B - T492T8-1NA-U H10
  • AWS A5.20: E71T-8JD H8
Typical All Weld Metal Chemical Analysis   
Typical All Weld Metal Mechanical Analysis
Yield StrengthTensile StrengthElongationCVN Impact Values
469 MPa579 MPa28%68J @ -20ºC
54J @ -30ºC 
42J @ -40ºC
Wire Size (mm)Packet Size (kg)Packet TypePart Number
1.615Vacuum Packed SpoolS225719-053
1.815Vacuum Packed SpoolS225724-053
2.015Vacuum Packed SpoolS225725-053
Full Pallet Quantity 
Wire Size (mm)Weight (kg)
1.6, 1.8 & 2.0 (15kg)1,080
2.0 (22.7kg)726.4