Filarc 88S

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CTOD-tested, all-positional, basic AC/DC electrode with 100% recovery for offshore fabrication. Alloyed with max 1% Ni. Good CVN toughness down to -60°C; CTOD tested in the AW and SR conditions. BS4360-55F steel and similar grades. Many approved welding procedures are available. Use short arc. Weave slowly when permitted. DC+. Use DC- for root passes.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Impact Value Testing Temperature
as welded iso
115 J (85 ft-lb) -40 degC (-40 degF)
100 J (74 ft-lb) -60 degC (-76 degF)

Typical Tensile Properties

ConditionElongationShielding GasTensile Strength Yield Strength
As Welded27 %ISO640 MPa (93 ksi)560 MPa (81 ksi)

Deposition Data

Current Deposition Rate @ 90% I max Diameter Deposition Efficiency (%) Number of electrodes/kg weld metal Voltage
55-85 A 59 sec 0.7 kg/h (1,5 lb/h) 2.5 x 350.0 mm (0.098 x 13,8 in.) 65 % 87.1 21.2 V
80-140 A 69 sec 0.96 kg/h (2,1 lb/h) 3.2 x 350.0 mm (1/8 x 13,8 in.) 59 % 54.5 21.4 V
110-170 A 106 sec 1.27 kg/h (2,8 lb/h) 4.0 x 450.0 mm (5/32 x 17,7 in.) 62 % 26.8 21.5 V
180-230 A 109 sec 1.95 kg/h (4,3 lb/h) 5.0 x 450.0 mm (0.197 x 17,7 in.) 63 % 16.9 22.6 V


Classifications SFA/AWS A5.5 : E8016-G
EN ISO 2560-A : E 50 6 Mn1Ni B 12 H5


Approvals ABS E8016-G
CE EN 13479
DB 10.105.16
LR 5Y42 H5
NAKS/HAKC 2.5-4.0 mm
RS 4Y H5
Seproz UNA 272581
VdTÜV 06107
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type Low alloyed (0.9 % Ni)
Coating Type Basic covering
Diffusible Hydrogen < 5.0 ml/100g
Welding Current AC, DC+(-)

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Mo Ni Si
0.06 % 0.03 % 1.77 % 0.01 % 0.9 % 0.27 %

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Part Numbers : Filarc 88S