SMAW electrode resists moisture in humid conditions

July 30, 2014

Lincoln Electric has introduced Millennium Arc™ 7018, a new mild-steel, low-hydrogen SMAW electrode that resists moisture in humid conditions. According to the company, the electrode offers 50 percent less moisture pickup than competing SMAW consumables.

The electrode is designed for such applications as mild steel, power generation, petrochemical, pressure vessels, and pressure piping. It has no intentional addition of zinc in its composition, which results in significantly reduced zinc in the welding fume.

The electrode produces a clear weld puddle without slag interference, a flat bead profile, and effortless slag removal, the company reports.

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