Copper-coated low-alloy wire designed for creep-resistant steel

June 13, 2006

The OK Autrod 13.20SC copper-coated low-alloy wire from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is an EB3 submerged arc wire for welding creep-resistant steel.

The wire produces a clean weld deposit with an X factor less than 15 and a J factor less than 120 when combined with the company's OK Flux 10.63. This fulfills stringent requirements for impact toughness after step-cooling treatment of the weld metal.

The wire also can be used with other fluxes for applications not requiring step-cooling treatment. The wire is suitable for process piping, heat exchangers, and pressure vessel fabrication applications.