Select EM13KS

Carbon Steel / Submerged Arc / Flux Shielded


Features

  • Intended for single and multiple pass welding of carbon and certain low alloy steels, and can be substituted anywhere that a solid EM13K electrode is used.
  • Produces a weld deposit chemistry similar to EM13K solid wire electrodes.
  • Higher deposition rates than solid wire when run at the same current level.
  • Exhibits a broader and shallower bead profile than when using solid wire, reducing the tendency for burn through.
  • Capable of running directly over root passes with proper procedure – eliminating requirement for a hot pass.
  • Easy slag removal – reduces post weld cleanup time.
  • Arcflux BF-10MW is the recommended flux, although other active and neutral fluxes can be used in place of this.

Standard Diameters

in (mm)
  • 5/64 (2.0)
  • 3/32 (2.4)
  • 1/8 (3.2)
  • 5/32 (4.0)

Welding Positions

Flat and Horizontal

Shielding Gas

  • Arcflux BF-10MW
  • Arcflux BF-5.1

    Polarity

    Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP)

    Conformances

  • ASME SFA 5.17
    • F7A8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF 5.1)
    • F7A8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF-10 MW)
    • F7P8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF 5.1)
    • F7P8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF-10 MW)
  • AWS A5.17
    • F7A8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF 5.1)
    • F7A8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF-10 MW)
    • F7P8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF 5.1)
    • F7P8-EC1 (ARCFLUX BF-10 MW)
  • Approvals
    Agency Approval Flux Diameter(s)
    in (mm)
    ABS 4YM H5 ARCFLUX BF-10 MW 1/16 (1.6) – 3/16 (4.8)
    TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Flux C Cu Mn P S Si Ti
    ARCFLUX BF 5.1 0.06 0.06 1.55 0.015 0.008 0.65 0.02
    ARCFLUX BF-10 MW 0.09 0.08 1.40 0.015 0.007 0.50 0.02
    Typical Mechanical Properties
    Flux Tensile Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Yield Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Elongation
    (%)
    WeldCondition PWHTTemp Charpy V-Notch
    -80 °F ft⋅lb (-62 °C J)
    ARCFLUX BF 5.1 77 (534) 62 (428) 31 As-Welded 30 (41)
    ARCFLUX BF 5.1 79 (545) 59 (406) 32 PWHT 1150°F for 1 hr 33 (45)
    ARCFLUX BF-10 MW 86 (590) 69 (475) 29 As-Welded 58 (79)
    ARCFLUX BF-10 MW 81 (561) 63 (434) 30 PWHT 1150°F for 1 hr 78 (106)

    Packaging (lbs (kg))

    33 (15) Spools, 60 (27.2) Coils, 500 (226.8) Round Drum, 800 (362.9) Hex Drum, 900 (408.2) Hex Drum

    *Some packaging options may not be available depending on diameter and product. Special package options may be available upon request.