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VISAKH REFINERY

INSPECTION ADVISORY ON APPROVED WELDING ELECTRODES TO


BE USED FOR VARIOUS WELDING JOBS OF THE REFINERY
EQUIPMENTS
INSPECTION DIVISION
Advisory no. : TSD/INSP/GEN/24
Rev. 1
Date of issue: 26.04.2013
Date of first issue: 04.12.2011
TECHNICAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT

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1.0 OBJECTIVE
To advise the approved welding electrodes/Iiller wires to be used Ior various welding jobs.

2.0 SCOPE

a) To list out the approved welding electrodes/Iiller wires oI various manuIacturers.

b) Maintenance/Projects Depts. shall ensure to speciIy the approved welding electrodes to be
used in various Maintenance/Projects jobs.

3.0 INTRODUCTION
There are diIIerent welding electrodes/Iiller wires used Ior welding/repair jobs on various
existing/new ReIinery equipments.

Various welding electrodes oI certain manuIactures have been approved earlier by HPCL
based on their testing/perIormance/credentials Irom other ReIineries.

This advisory is issued to provide a consolidated list oI approved manuIacturers Ior the
speciIied welding electrodes.
4.0 APPROVED WELDING ELECTRODES
The Iollowing electrodes are approved by HPCL:

AWS Specification Electrode specification Electrode brand
SFA 5.1
Carbon Steel electrodes)
E6010 ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron, D&H
Welding Electrodes (India)
Ltd., Honavar, Maruti

Superon
E6013
E7018-1/ER70S2-1

E7018/ ER70S2

SFA 5.4
Stainless Steel electrodes






SFA 5.4
E308/ER308 ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron, D&H
Welding Electrodes (India)
Ltd., Honavar, Maruti




ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
E308L/ER308L
E316L/ER316L
E309/ER309 Mo
E309L/ER309L
E310/ER310
E347/ER347
E383/ER383
E385/ER385

VISAKH REFINERY
INSPECTION ADVISORY ON APPROVED WELDING ELECTRODES TO
BE USED FOR VARIOUS WELDING JOBS OF THE REFINERY
EQUIPMENTS
INSPECTION DIVISION
Advisory no. : TSD/INSP/GEN/24
Rev. 1
Date of issue: 26.04.2013
Date of first issue: 04.12.2011
TECHNICAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT

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Stainless Steel electrodes
( Duplex Stainless Steel )
ER-2209 D&H Secheron, Sandvik
E 2594-16 / ER2594

SFA 5.5
Low Alloy Steel electrodes
E8018-B2/ER80S-B2 ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron E8018-B3/ER80S-B3
E8018-B6/ER80S-B6
E8018-B8/ER80S-B8

SFA 5.6
SpeciIication For Copper
And Copper Alloy Arc
Welding Electrodes
ECuAl- A1 ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron
ECuAl- A2
ECuAl- A3
ECuAl- B

SFA 5.7
SpeciIication For Copper
And Copper Alloy Bare
Welding Rods And
Electrodes
E CuNi / E CuNi-2 /
E CuNi-7


ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron

SFA 5.11/5.14
SpeciIication For Nickel
and Nickel Alloy Ior
SMAW & Bare Welding
Rods And Electrodes
E CuNi-2 / E NiCu-7



ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron
E NiCrFe2,E NiCrFe3
ER NiCr-2/ ERNiCr-3

SFA 5.13
Solid SurIacing Welding
Rods And Electrodes
(Sterilite -6)
E CoCr-A ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron E CoCr B
E CoCr-C

SFA 5.16
SpeciIication For Titanium
and Titanium Alloy Bare
Welding Rods And
Electrodes
ER Ti 1/ Ti2 ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron

SFA 5.15
Welding electrodes and
rods Ior Cast Iron

E Ni-CI

ESAB, L&T, Ador Fontech,
D&H Secheron


VISAKH REFINERY
INSPECTION ADVISORY ON APPROVED WELDING ELECTRODES TO
BE USED FOR VARIOUS WELDING JOBS OF THE REFINERY
EQUIPMENTS
INSPECTION DIVISION
Advisory no. : TSD/INSP/GEN/24
Rev. 1
Date of issue: 26.04.2013
Date of first issue: 04.12.2011
TECHNICAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT

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Special Electrodes Magna 303 Permaweld Pvt. Ltd.
Magna 405
Magna 720
Magna 770
Magna 8N12
Magna 28 TIG
Magna 39 TIG
Note: Other reputed international brands oI electrodes may be considered Ior usage on case to
case basis. Such electrodes shall be reIerred to HPCL Inspection Ior approval prior to usage.
5.0 RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1 Executing Department (Maintenance/Minor Projects/Projects)

a) Shall ensure to usage oI welding electrodes oI approved manuIacturers only,
speciIied in the advisory Ior all types oI welding jobs in the ReIinery.

b) Shall ensure to prevent the usage oI any spurious electrodes Ior the welding jobs.
Accordingly the Executing Dept. shall advise the electrode manuIacturers to
prevent the usage oI spurious electrodes by designating the authorized dealers.

c) For usage oI welding electrodes other than the approved electrodes, the
Executing Dept. shall report to Inspection Division and obtain their approval.
Inspection Division will review the perIormance oI the new electrodes based on
their testing/history/perIormance.

6.0 OTHERS
a) Review oI perIormance oI the welding electrodes will be carried out by HPCL-Inspection
on periodical basis. In case, the quality oI the approved electrodes is not Iound satisIactory,
HPCL-Inspection reserves the right to cancel the manuIacturer Irom the approved list.
b) HPCL I nspection Division will review/approve new welding electrodes based on
testing/history/perIormance on periodical basis.
c) This Advisory will be valid till the Head Inspection Division issues the next revision as
and when required.