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Cylinder Exchange Policy 1
1 Gases, Gas Cylinders 2
2 Gas Welding and Cutting Equipment 4
3 Gas Welding and Brazing Consumables (Rods/Fluxes) 6
4 Gas Welding and Cutting Equipment –
Ships Cabinet (Safety Charts) 8
5 AMEROX
®
Equipment Identification Guide 10
6 AMERARC

Equipment Identification Guide 12
7 Arc Equipment – Ships Cabinet
(Electrode Stores, Safety Chart) 14
8 Arc Welding Electrodes and Equipment Guide 15
9 Arc Welding Machines – Inverters
I-400 MST, MIG Welding 18
WELDZALL System 19
Wire Feeder 20
Torch 21
I-300S 22
I-300 ACDC 23
I-150 Inverter 24
R-655 Rectifier 25
10 TIG Welding Equipment 26
TIG Welding Filler Metals (Rods) 27
11 Plasma Cutting Equipment 28
12 Arc Welding Equipment and Accessories 30
13 Gouging Torch 32
14 Central Gas Installation Systems (CGI) 34
Workshop Outlet Station 36
15 Refrigerants 37

Test and Charging Equipment 38
Refrigeration Products & Equipment 40
16 Work Safety Precautions 42
17 The GMAW / MIG Welding Process 43
Index 44
Product Policy IBC
AMEROX
®
Gas Welding &
Cutting Products
• Gases – Oxygen, Acetylene,
Argon and Nitrogen
• Gas Welding and Cutting Equipment
• Central Gas Installation Systems
• Gas Welding and Brazing Consumables
• Ships Cabinet
AMERARC


Arc Welding Products
• Arc Welding Machines and Equipment
• Electrodes and Accessories
• Plasma Cutting Systems
• TIG Welding Equipment,
Consumables and Accessories
• Ships Cabinet
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CYLINDER EXCHANGE POLICY
SALES - EXCHANGE – REDEMPTION
NOTICE: The key elements of the cylinder policy are summarized below. This
summary is intended as a quick reference and not a statement of policy. For
full details as well as terms and conditions, please refer to the Drew Marine
Delivery Receipt which shall apply for all transactions.
GENERAL
All cylinders are sold to the customer F.A.S. vessel at normal ports of storage.
Complete ownership of the cylinder is transferred to the customer at that time
and place.
Drew Marine will accept cylinders for exchange or for return which are marked
Drew Marine, or which meet the following specifications.
Oxygen, Argon and Nitrogen BS 5045 and DOT 3 AA or UN/ISO 9809
Acetylene BS 5045 and BS 6061 or UN/ISO 3807
For further details, refer to the Gas and Refrigerant Cylinders Identification Guide
WRP-59.
Drew Marine accepts no responsibility for non-standard cylinders being landed
without prior consent in writing.
Drew Marine will provide normal cylinder maintenance including periodic
hydrostatic inspection and recertification and replacement of worn top valves
at no cost to the ship owner. The repair of any damages caused by misuse or
improper handling by the customer or missing valve protection caps will be
charged to the account of the ship owner.
Drew Marine will not accept for credit cylinders which have been subjected to
arc burn, flame, fire or impact resulting in dents or gouges.
Oxygen, Acetylene, Nitrogen and Argon Cylinders
ALTERNATIVE 1
Vessel Returns Cylinders for Exchange
Empty cylinders returned from the vessel will be exchanged for an equal
number of full cylinders supplied by Drew Marine. Customer is only invoiced for
the contained gas.
ALTERNATIVE 2
Vessel Requires Additional Cylinders
If the number of empty cylinders returned is less than the number of full cyl-
inders supplied to the vessel, the customer will be invoiced for the additional
cylinders supplied as well as the contained gas product provided in all cylinders.
ALTERNATIVE 3
Vessel Desires to Return Excess Cylinders, and the:
A. Number of Returned Cylinders Equals the Number of Cylinders
Purchased From Drew Marine DURING Preceding Twelve Months. If empty
cylinders to be returned are more than the quantity of full cylinders supplied to
the vessel, the customer’s account will be credited with a redemption value for
excess cylinders returned equal to the original purchase price, less 0.1% for
each day that the cylinder has been in the customer’s possession provided
that the number of returned cylinders does not exceed fine number of cylinders
which have been purchased from Drew Marine within the preceding twelve
(12) months.
B. Number of Returned Cylinders Exceeds the Number of Cylinders
Purchased from Drew Marine Prior to Preceding Twelve Months. Drew
Marine will accept the cylinders and credit line customer’s account with a
redemption value for the excess cylinders originally purchased from Drew
Marine prior to the last twelve (12) months based on the original purchase
price, less the following reduction schedule:
Reduction From
Length of Possession Current Drew Marine List Price
1-2 years 50%
2-3 years 65%
3-4 years 70%
4-5 years 75%
5-6 years 80%
6-7 years 85%
7-8 years 90%
8- years and over 95%
C. Cylinders Presented for Redemption Were Not Originally Purchased from
Drew Marine. Drew will credit the customer’s account for the return of excess
cylinders in acceptable condition which were not originally purchased from Drew
for an amount equal to fair market value.
LIMITATIONS ON RETURNS OF ALL CYLINDERS
Cylinders may be returned at any Drew primary port of storage as listed in the
current Drew Port Directory.
In order to maintain a balanced cylinder stock, Drew reserves the right to
designate alternate ports where cylinders can be returned.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Drew Marine warrants that GOODS delivered hereunder
meet Drew Marine’s specifications. This is Drew Marine’s sole warranty with
respect to the GOODS. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OTHER THAN TITLE, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ARISING UNDER LAW OR EQUITY OR CUSTOM
OF TRADE, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXCLUDED FROM THIS AGREEMENT.
All statements information and data presented herein are believed to be accurate and reliable but are not to be taken as a guarantee express warranty or implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or representation, express or implied for which seller assumes legal responsibility and they are offered
solely for your consideration, investigation and verification. Statements or suggestions concerning possible use of this product are made without representation or
warranty that any such use is free of patent infringement and are not recommendations to infringe on any patent.
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AMEROX
®
Gases and Gas Cylinders
Residual Pressure Valves
The Drew Marine AMEROX Cylinder label has always included the statement
“RETURN WITH 1 BAR PRESSURE” as well as “Keep valve closed at all
times when not in use.” These instructions are not always followed and
occasionally cylinders are returned that have been exposed to salt water
with the top valves open. Water inside a cylinder can result in serious
internal corrosion, in the case of an oxygen cylinder, or a significant
reduction in the capacity of an acetylene cylinder.
Starting in January 1996, Drew Marine has equipped every new permanent
gas cylinder, and all other cylinders requiring valve replacement, with a new,
unique top valve, that automatically closes when the cylinder pressure has
dropped to about 1 bar, thus closing off the inlet and preventing the acci-
dental entrance of water or moisture. The Drew AMEROX Residual Pressure
Valve is ideally suited to the marine industry since it assures a significant
increase in the level of safety of Drew-supplied cylinders and requires no
change in the way our customers use the gases delivered in the cylinders.
No special adapters are required, no special procedures need be followed.
Cylinders are potentially hazardous.
Refer to the Safety Precaution Charts on page 9.
Cylinder Capacity (water) – Liters
Typical Weight/Cylinder
Gross Weight – kg (lbs) with Valve and Cap
Nominal Tare Weight – kg (lbs)
TARE S (Acetylene only) (*)
Nominal Cylinder Dimensions
Diameter – mm
Height With Cap – mm
Valve Outlet Connection
Valve Type
Cylinder Color
Cylinder Approvals
Cylinder Retest Period
Acetone Content Acetylene Cylinder kg (lbs)
Cylinder Product Content Standards @ 15°C, 1ATU
Cubic Meters
Cubic Feet
kg (lbs)
Cylinder Equilibrium Pressure After Filling @ 15°C
BAR
PSIG
kg/CM
2
Cylinder Test Pressure @ 15°C - BAR (PSI)
Cylinder PCN
Gas Charge PCN
Maximum Recommended Continuous Withdrawal
Rate Per Cylinder, Liters/Hour
40.0 5.0


61.8 (136.2) 11.2 (24.6)
53.5 (118.0) 9.2 (20.2)
– –
229 140
1350 590

Whitworth 21.8 mm 1/14 RH – Ext
Forged Brass with Nickel Bursting Disc
Blue – RAL 5009
BS 5045 Part 1:1976/1982
and DOT 3AA-2132
or UN/ISO 9809
5 years or specific country requirement
– –
6.23 0.75
220.0 26.0
8.3 (18.2) 1.0 (2.2)
147.0 147.0
2132.0 2132.0
150.0 150.0

250-263.0 (3815) 250-263.0 (3815)
0506016 0720012
0505018 0721010

N/A N/A
40.0 5.0


82.9 (182.8) 13.2 (29.0)
– –
76.1 (167.8) TARE 11.3 (25.0)
229 140
1350 590
Whitworth 26.4 mm 1/14 RH Int
Forged Brass
Maroon – RAL 3011
BS 5045 Part 1:1976 /1982
with Porous Massing to BS 6061
or UN/ISO 3807 / 9809
Visual inspection at each refill, 10-year mass inspection
12.5 (276) 1.6 (3.5)
6.23 0.73
220.0 26.0
6.8 (15.0)(**) 0.8 (1.8)
15.0 15.0
218.0 218.0
15.3 15.3
60-75.0 (1088) 60-75.0 (1088)
0507014 0722018
0504010 0723016
1000 125
OX 40 OX5 AC 40 AC5
CYLINDER TYPE
(*) TARE S for acetylene cylinders includes cylinder shell, neck ring, top valve, porous mass, acetone and saturation charge.
(**) Some non-Drew marked cylinders may be limited to 6.3 kg filling weight.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
(Some cylinders may vary from these norms. Refer to cylinder shoulder stampings prior to refilling.)
* Filling pressures are reduced to 179 BAR, 2600 PSI, 183 kg/CM
2
with a proportional reduction in contents and price in some supply locations.
HEAVY-DUTY OXYGEN/
ACETYLENE REGULATORS
The Drew Marine heavy-duty oxygen and acetylene
regulators are designed for maximum performance
when cutting, welding, heating and brazing. Major
features include: a modular capsule seat assembly
that simplifies maintenance; a spring-loaded relief
valve to protect the operator as well as downstream
equipment; ergonomic pressure adjustment knob
with color coded name plate; and total design
simplicity which minimizes failures and reduces
maintenance time, fire resistant teflon seat, and
maximum pressure limiting mechanism.
Acetylene Regulator
PCN 0546053
Oxygen Regulator
PCN 0547051
Applications
NITROGEN
Nitrogen gas is inert and does not react with other
substances, liquids or gases. It is an inexpensive,
exceptionally pure and dry gas which is excellent
for purging tanks and lines, removing moisture
from refrigeration systems, blanketing dangerous
cargo and cargo that may be ruined by oxidation.
Nitrogen is not suitable for use as a shielding gas
for welding. It can be used as a plasma gas in
special applications of the plasma cutting process
where oxidation of the cut surface must be kept
to the absolute minimum.
Blanketing of cargo is accomplished by pumping
nitrogen into the cargo area and displacing the
atmosphere in the voids or vacant spaces. This
inert blanket helps to prevent flammable cargo
from burning or exploding and non-dangerous
cargo such as wine, fruit juice or vegetable oils
from spoiling due to oxidation.
ARGON
Argon is an inert gas which is used as a shield-
ing gas for the Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding
process. TIG welding may be used for welding
stainless steel, aluminum and other alloys such as
Cylinder Capacity (water) – Liters
Typical Weight/Cylinder
Gross Weight – kg (lbs) with Valve and Cap
Nominal Tare Weight – kg (lbs)
Nominal Cylinder Dimensions
Diameter – mm
Height With Cap – mm
Valve Outlet Connection
Valve Type
Cylinder Color
Cylinder Approvals
Cylinder Retest Period
Cylinder Product Content Standards @ 15°C, 1ATU
Cubic Meters
Cubic Feet
kg (lbs)
Cylinder Equilibrium Pressure After Filling @ 15°C*
BAR
PSIG
kg/CM
2
Cylinder Test Pressure @ 15°C – BAR (PSI)
Cylinder PCN
Gas Charge PCN
50.0
91.9 (202.6)
81.2 (179.0)
229
1655
Whitworth 24.32 mm 1/14 RH – Ext
Forged Brass with Nickel Bursting Disc
Green – RAL 6018
BS 5045 Part 1: 1976/1982 and either
DOT 3AA/ICC 3AA/DOT E 10043
or UN/ISO 9809
5 years or specific country requirement
9.3
327.0
10.7 (23.6)
196
2843
200
357 (5178)
0724014
0725012
50.0
98.3 (216.7)
81.2 (179.0)
229
1655
Whitworth 24.32 mm 1/14 RH – Ext
Forged Brass with Nickel Bursting Disc
Gray – RAL 7023
BS 5045 Part 1: 1976/1982 and either
DOT 3AA/ICC 3AA/DOT E 10043
or UN/ISO 9809
5 years or specific country requirement
10.3
364
17.1 (37.7)


196
2843
200

357 (5178)

0726010
0727018
N50 A50
CYLINDER TYPE
YORCALBRO

and CUNIFER

products. Argon produces
a smooth, quiet arc and excellent cleaning action
when welding aluminum and magnesium with AC
high frequency TlG equipment.
NOTE: Nitrogen and Argon are available in most major
ports. Consult your local Drew office for details.
GAS CONTROL EQUIPMENT
Nitrogen/Argon Regulator
PCN 9002015 (not shown)
Argon/CO2
Regulator w/
Flowmeter
PCN 9079014
(not shown)
Blanketing
Regulator
PCN 0694019
(not shown)
Nitrogen Regulator
170 Bar Outlet Pressure
PCN 9002056
(shown above)
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®
Gases and Gas Cylinders
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The AMEROX Gas Welding and Cutting Kit
is especially designed to meet the highest
standards of the worldwide marine indus-
try and to perform under the most rigorous
shipboard conditions.
All parts in the AMEROX Kit are fully inter-
changeable with most existing equipment
now onboard and assure top performance
and reliability. Safety is always a prime
consideration, from the nozzle mixing
design of our cutting attachment, to the
recommended flashback arrestors and
backfire valves, which no welder should
be without. One example is the chrome
plating on AMEROX Blowpipes which is
specifically applied in order to avoid spat-
ter adherence and to reduce heat transfer
and possible backfires.
Our products are designed to perform
safely and reliably under the toughest
conditions of shipboard use. They are
supported with parts and service through
the Drew Marine organization in all major
ports throughout the world.
The AMEROX Gas Welding and Cutting
Kit contains all the basic components
required for manual gas welding, cut-
ting and brazing onboard ship. The prod-
uct code number for the complete kit is
523010. Kit components are listed here
and may be ordered as individual replace-
ment parts using the product code num-
bers indicated.
Please refer to pages 10 and 11 of the cat-
alog in order to choose the other system
parts such as regulators, hoses, backfire
valves, flashback arrestors and safety and
protective equipment necessary to com-
plete an installation.
NOTE: Blowpipes, nozzles, cutting attach-
ments and torch handles may be fully
interchangeable with existing parts now
onboard. These existing parts may be worn
or otherwise unsafe and therefore, should
be replaced with new Drew equipment to
avoid possible serious damage or injury.
Description PCN
Regulator Quick Coupling, Pair 9037053
Torch Handle Quick Coupling, Pair 9037059
AMEROX
®
GAS WELDING & CUTTING KIT, PCN 0523010
AMEROX
®
QUICK COUPLINGS
FOR TWIN HOSE
AMEROX Quick Couplings provide a quick
and convenient way to connect hoses and
torch handles to the gas supply system and
an equally convenient way to disconnect
and store the equipment. The couplings are
complete and attach directly to the hose
and apparatus fittings. It is not necessary to
install and secure hose sockets. Further, the
upstream piece contains an integral shutoff
valve to prevent the escape of the gas.
Regulator to Hose
Torch to Hose
KIT CONTENTS
Description
Torch Handle – Complete with
3/8” sockets and nuts
Welding Blowpipe 50 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 100 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 225 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 400 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 650 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 1000 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 1300 Liter/Hr
Welding Blowpipe 1650 Liter/Hr
Cutting Attachment 90°
Cutting Roller Guide
Cutting Circular Bar and Center
Cutting Nozzle 3-10 mm
Cutting Nozzle 10-30 mm
Cutting Nozzle 30-60 mm
Cutting Nozzle 60-100 mm
Cleaning Needles
Spanner
Spare Parts Kit
Carrying Case
0526014
0527012
0528010
0529018
0530015
0531013
0660010
0532011
0533019
0535015
0538019
0537011
0536013
0661018
0539017
0540014
0541012
0665010
0545014
0790015
PCN
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®
Gas Welding & Cutting Equipment
Gas and Welding Operator’s Chart
Safety and Operating Instruction Booklet
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Warning: Backflow check valves will not stop a flashback.
Approved flashback arrestors should always be attached to the
inlet connections of a welding torch handle or a cutting torch. The
AMEROX Flashback Arrestor contains a sintered stainless steel filter
element that arrests (quenches) a flashback originating at the torch.
It also includes a built-in backflow check valve. However, in the
event of repeated flashbacks, the arrestor element may become
so overheated that the flashback is
reignited and continues upstream
through the hose to the regulator,
resulting in an explosion.
Therefore, to prevent serious dam-
age and possible injury, AMEROX
Backfire Valves should be installed
at the regulator. In case of backfire,
these backfire valves will automati-
cally stop the flow of gas in either
direction, extinguish the backfire and
relieve any excess pressure buildup
in the hose.
Oxygen and Acetylene Regulators
A vessel’s oxygen and acetylene supply is provided either by cylinders
mounted securely in the workshop or from the preferred safer and
more convenient Central Gas Installation Systems (see Section 14,
page 34). In order to connect the torch handle to the cylinder supply
and to provide safety protection, Flashback Arrestors and Backfire
Valves must be installed.
Description PCN
Oxygen Cylinder Regulator 0547010
Acetylene Cylinder Regulator 0546012
1/4” Twin Hose 20 M Assembled w/Fittings & Coupler 9097016
3/8” Twin Hose 20 M Assembled w/Fittings & Coupler 9098014
Oxygen Cylinder Regulator, Heavy Duty 0547051
Acetylene Cylinder Regulator, Heavy Duty 0546053
Description PCN
Flashback Arrestor, Acetylene 0542010
Flashback Arrestor, Oxygen 0543018
Backfire Valve, Acetylene 0548026
Backfire Valve, Oxygen 0549024
AMEROX Accessories
AMEROX accessories are designed for the safety, comfort and
convenience of a vessel’s engineer. Welding goggles in particular
are vitally important to the safety and comfort of the user and Drew
Marine pays particular attention to these requirements by providing
a “flip front” system which allows the welding lenses to be flipped
up out of the way. Eye protection is retained through secondary
clear acetate lenses which always cover the eyes so long as the
comfortable soft plastic goggles are worn. A small point perhaps,
but an important one. All Drew welding products are designed with
this attention to detail and user comfort and safety.
AMEROX Flashback Arrestors and
Backfire Valves
Oxygen Content Gauge and Profile Washer (0-315 BAR) 0552019
Acetylene Content Gauge and Profile Washer (0-40 BAR) 0550013
Oxygen Working Gauge and Profile Washer (0-16 BAR) 0553017
Acetylene Working Gauge and Profile Washer (0-2.5 BAR) 0551011
Oxygen Regulator Washer (10/Pkg)* 0662016
Acetylene Regulator Washer (10/Pkg)* 0663014
Oxygen Hose Joint 1/4” RH 0711011
Acetylene Hose Joint 1/4” LH 0712019
Oxygen Hose Joint 3/8” RH 0557019
Acetylene Hose Joint 3/8” LH 0556011
Hose Socket 3/8”* 0559015
Hose Socket 1/4” R3/8”* 0667016
Gouging Nozzle 0544016
Multiflame Blowpipe 2500L/Hr 0534017
Multiflame Blowpipe 5000L/Hr 0534041
Socket Nut 3/8” RH* 0560012
Socket Nut 3/8” LH* 0664012
Nozzle Retainer Nut 9088015
Hose Clamp (fits both 1/4” and 3/8”) (2/Pkg) 0666018
O-Ring Set (6 pairs/Pkg) 0728016
Unless indicated otherwise, sold and packaged as individual items.
* Included in Spare Parts Kit PCN 0545014
Parts & Accessories PCN
Other gas welding and cutting supplies and accessories such as gas
rods, fluxes and gloves are listed elsewhere in this catalog. All are
stocked at major ports throughout the world.
Oxygen Cylinder Regulator
with Backfire Valve
Acetylene Cylinder Regulator
with Backfire Valve
Torch Handle Torch Handle with
Quick Couplings
Attached
Hose with Quick
Couplings Attached
Gas Welding Goggles (50 mm) Flip Front 0565012
Colored Gas Welding Lens (50 mm) Shade 5 (5 pair) 0566051
Cover Lens (50 mm) Acetate (5 pair) 0567059
Gas Ignitor – Triplex 0568016
Replacement Flints (4 Triple Flints/Card) 0693011
Cylinder Trolley (Single Cylinder) 0570011
Gas Welding and Cutting Safety Precautions Chart (see page 9) 9076051
Parts and Accessories (continued) PCN
Flashback Arrestor
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Filter
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Acetylene Cylinder
Regulator, Heavy Duty
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AMEROX Silver Brazing
Rods
Packaged in individual sealed plastic tubes
to assure factory freshness, these flux-
coated, cadmium-free rods are provided in
two popular alloys, SL60 and SL45.
AMEROX Gas
Welding and
Brazing Rods
These rods and coating are low-fuming,
specially formulated to meet the demand-
ing marine applications and are all user-
friendly products. Flux coatings, where
required, are selected for easy wetting of
the workpiece and rapid cleanup, as well
as a very low hygroscopic level.
Each rod is selected for the solution of a
specific welding and brazing problem and
is particularly useful on difficult jobs such
as thin materials or special alloys or mate-
rial combinations.
High density polyethylene tubing with clear
screw caps assures highest quality at
delivery, as well as resealability after initial
use. Complete product description and
application information is included on the
package label.
AMEROX Fluxes
Drew Marine fluxes are designed to exactly
match the characteristics of the brazing
rods with which they are recommended
for use. The flux removes the oxide layers
which are present both prior to brazing and
at elevated brazing temperatures. Fluxes
also improve the flow of the melted braz-
ing rod onto the base material. Since most
fluxes are corrosive, it is best to remove
any residual flux after the workpiece has
cooled. More detailed instructions may be
found in our Welding Handbook. Flux qual-
ity is assured by the tough plastic jar and
cap and moisture-proof seal.
AMEROX Silver Brazing Rods
AMEROX Gas Welding and Brazing Rods
AMEROX Fluxes
NOTE: All Drew Marine welding and
brazing rods are cadmium-free.
AMEROX

Cast Iron
Welding Kit
PCN 0523036
3.25 X 450 mm
The AMEROX CI Cast Iron Welding Kit con-
tains flux and gas welding rods for making
machinable welds in cast irons. The rods
are a strong, nickel-iron alloy for making
crack-resistant welds on all types of light-to-
heavy-duty gray, malleable or white castings.
Excellent for filling surface defects, building
up worn or missing sections of castings.
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FOR JOINING
MILD STEEL
ALUMINUM
COPPER ALLOYS
STAINLESS
OTHER STEELS
(SEE HANDBOOK)
STEEL
COPPER ALLOYS

IRON FOR
WEAR-RESISTANT
BUILDUP
(SEE HANDBOOK)
ROD
TYPE

MS
MILD STEEL
AL
ALUMINUM
SILICON
SL60
FLUX COATED
SILVER
SL45
FLUX COATED
SILVER
BR
FLUX COATED
BRONZE

WB
FLUX COATED
WEARING
BRONZE
DIAMETER/
LENGTH
(mm X mm)
2.0 X 1000
3.0 X 1000
WT: 2.5 kg/Pkg
3.0 X 500
WT: 0.5 kg/Pkg
2.0 X 500
WT: 0.5 kg/Pkg
2.0 X 500
WT: 0.5 kg/Pkg
2.0 X 500
3.0 X 500
WT: 1.0 kg/Pkg
3.0 X 500
5.0 X 500
WT: 1.0 kg/Pkg
RECOMMENDED
FLAME
FLUX
Neutral
No Flux Required
Excess Acetylene
AMEROX

AF Flux
Neutral
AMEROX

SF Flux
Neutral
AMEROX

SF Flux
Slightly Oxidizing
or Neutral
AMEROX

BF Flux
Neutral
AMEROX

BF Flux
PCN
9011016
0705014
0707010
0574013
0575011
0576019
0577017
0578015
0579013
APPLICATION
INFORMATION
AMEROX MS is recommended for oxy-
acetylene welding of low carbon steels
(less than .20% carbon). Also suitable for
TIG welding.
AMEROX AL is an aluminum silicon alloy
designed for brazing of aluminum cast-
ings and forging alloys. A clean work-
piece is essential as well as close tem-
perature control.
AMEROX SL60 is a cadmium-free high
silver alloy used for brazing copper and
stainless steel joints–particularly for
food/water containers. It provides a good
color match for stainless steel.
AMEROX SL45 is a cadmium-free medi-
um silver alloy used for brazing steel,
stainless and copper alloys where high
capillarity is important.
AMEROX BR is a flux coated low-fuming
bronze rod for joining and surfacing steel,
copper, brass, bronzes and gray cast iron
as well as galvanized steel.
AMEROX WB is a flux-coated bronze rod
with excellent wear and seawater cor-
rosion resistance for buildup of shafts,
gears, cams, sliderails and certain bear-
ing surfaces.
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®
Gas Welding and Brazing Rods
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FLUX TYPE SIZE CONTAINER PCN WORKING TEMPERATURE
RANGE °C
FOR USE WITH
AMEROX
®
ROD
SF SILVER BRAZING FLUX 113 GM 0582016 500 - 800 SL60 and SL45
BF BRONZE BRAZING FLUX 250 GM 0584012 700 - 950 BR and WB
AF ALUMINUM BRAZING FLUX 200 GM 0586018 500 - 700 AL
AMEROX
®
Fluxes
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AMEROX SHIPS CABINET
The AMEROX Welding and Cutting Ships
Cabinet, full, is available for installation on
new buildings or may be retrofitted into
existing vessels. Each full cabinet includes
rods, fluxes and accessories required for
gas welding, cutting and brazing onboard.
Regulators, hose, backfire valves, flash-
back arrestors, as well as the gas supply
or central gas installation and cylinders,
must be ordered separately.
An empty cabinet also is available when an
owner wishes to order contents separately
in order to satisfy special requirements.
AMEROX GAS WELDING
CABINET
Full – PCN 0717019
Empty – PCN 0522012
CONSUMABLES LAYOUT
Suggested products for spare positions are TIG (GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) rods.
See page 27 for additional information.
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In order to provide the necessary gas supply (oxygen and acetylene)
to fully equip a ship’s workshop and to supplement the basic equip-
ment and consumables supplied in the AMEROX Ships Cabinet, the
following additional items should be ordered:
1.

A supply of gas cylinders sufficient for a normal voyage. The ratio
is normally three oxygen cylinders to two acetylene cylinders.
2. Gas cylinder regulators and backfire valves for both oxygen
and acetylene are required. The regulators mount directly to the
cylinders; the backfire valves connect to the outlet of the respec-
tive regulator.
3. Connecting hoses for oxygen and acetylene, either 1/4” or 3/8”
twin hose assemblies with fittings assembled, 20 meters in length,
quick couplings, and a pair of flashback arrestors at the torch end.
4. For a new building, a Central Gas Installation System provides
the safest, most easily managed gas supply facility. The system
consists of a manifold, pressure regulator, high pressure flexible
hoses, brackets and cylinder storage racks for the appropriate
number of oxygen and acetylene cylinders. The system is usually
installed in separate, ventilated compartments on the main deck.
5. For a central gas installation, one oxygen and acetylene outlet
station in the workshop, complete with low pressure regulator,
pressure gauges and backfire valves.
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Each full cabinet 717019 is shipped with the following equipment and supplies. Resupply is available at all designated ports. In addi-
tion to the empty cabinet 522012, Welding & Cutting Handbook WP-10, Safety and Operation Instruction Booklet WRP-12, and the Gas
Welding and Cutting Operators Chart WRP-17, the following standard equipment and consumables are included:
Description Quantity PCN
Torch Handle 1 0526014
Welding Blowpipe 50L 1 0527012
Welding Blowpipe 100L 1 0528010
Welding Blowpipe 225L 1 0529018
Welding Blowpipe 400L 1 0530015
Welding Blowpipe 650L 1 0531013
Welding Blowpipe 1000L 1 0660010
Welding Blowpipe 1300L 1 0532011
Welding Blowpipe 1650L 1 0533019
Cutting Attachment 90° 1 0535015
Cutting Roller Guide 1 0538019
Cutting Circular Bar 1 0537011
Cutting Nozzle 3-10 mm 1 0536013
Cutting Nozzle 10-30 mm 1 0661018
Cutting Nozzle 30-60 mm 1 0539017
Cutting Nozzle 60-100 mm 1 0540014
Spare Parts Kit 1 0545014
Spanner 1 0665010
SF Silver Flux 1 0582016
AF Aluminum Flux 1 0586018
BF Bronze Flux 2 0584012
MS 2.0 mm 2 9011016
MS 3.0 mm 3 0705014
BR 2.0 mm 2 0576019
BR 3.0 mm 2 0577017
WB 3.0 mm 2 0578015
SL45 2.0 mm 1 0575011
SL60 2.0 mm 1 0574013
AL 3.0 mm 1 0707010
Welding Goggles 1 0565012
Gas Ignitor 1 0568016
Cleaning Needles 1 0541012
Cabinet Contents
Drew Marine Cylinder Safety Smart Chart WRP-65 (500 x 800 mm)
For copies of charts, contact your local Drew Marine Account Center.
Gas Welding and Cutting and Safety Precautions Chart
(400 x 500 mm) PCN 9076051
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45. Welding Blowpipe 1650L 0533019
46. Multiflame Blowpipe 2500L 0534017
47. Multiflame Blowpipe 5000L 0534041
48. Spanner 0665010
49. O-Ring Set 0728016
50. Welding Goggles 50 mm Flip Front 0565012
51. Colored Welding Lens 50 mm SH5 0566051
52. Cover Glass 50 mm Acetate 0567059
53. Gas Ignitor Triplex 0568016
54. Replacement Flints – 4/Pkg 0693011
55. Cleaning Needles 0541012
56. Blowpipe/Cutting Attachment Nut 0798019
57. Hose Couplers, 3/8” BSP, Pair 0795015
58. Regulator Quick Coupling, Pair 9037053
59. Torch, Quick Coupling, Pair 9039059
60. Regulator Gauge Guard 0663097
61. Heavy Duty Cutting Torch 0554015
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1. Cylinder OX 40 – Oxygen 0506016
2. RPV Type, Top Valve Oxygen 0501057
3. Oxygen Regulator, Washer 10/Pkg 0662016
4. Oxygen Regulator, Cylinder 0547010
5. Oxygen Content Gauge 0552019
6. Oxygen Working Gauge 0553017
7. Oxygen Backfire Valve 0549024
8. Hose Socket 3/8” 0559015
9. Hose Clamp – 2/Pkg 0666018
10. Twin Welding Hose 1/4” 20 M 9097016
Twin Welding Hose 3/8”, 20 M 9098014
11. Oxygen Hose Joint 3/8” RH 0557019
12. Acetylene Hose Joint 3/8” LH 0556011
13. Oxygen Hose Joint 1/4” RH 0711011
14. Acetylene Hose Joint 1/4” LH 0712019
15. Cylinder AC 40 – Acetylene 0507014
16. Top Valve Acetylene 0500018
17. Acetylene Regulator, Wash. 10/Pk 0663014
18. Acetylene Regulator – Cylinder 0546012
19. Acetylene Content Gauge 0550013
20. Acetylene Working Gauge 0551011
21. Acetylene Backfire Valve 0548026
22. Socket Nut 3/8” LH 0664012
23. Socket Nut 3/8” RH 0560012
24. Acetylene Flashback Arrestor 0542010
25. Oxygen Flashback Arrestor 0543018
26. Torch & Regulator Spare Parts Kit 0545014
27. Hose Socket 1/4”, R3/8” 0667016
28. Welding Torch Handle 0526014
29. Cutting Attachment 90° 0535015
(75° Available on Special Order)
30. Cutting Torch 75° Angle 0747016
31. Cutting Torch 180° Angle 0747024
32. Cutting Nozzle 3-10 mm 0536013
33. Cutting Nozzle 10-30 mm 0661018
34. Cutting Nozzle 30-60 mm 0539017
35. Cutting Nozzle 60-100 mm 0540014
36. Nozzle Retainer Nut 9088015
37. Gouging Nozzle 0544016
38. Welding Blowpipe 50L 0527012
39. Welding Blowpipe 100L 0528010
40. Welding Blowpipe 225L 0529018
41. Welding Blowpipe 400L 0530015
42. Welding Blowpipe 650L 0531013
43. Welding Blowpipe 1000L 0660010
44. Welding Blowpipe 1300L 0532011
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3/8” to 1/4” Hose Joint
23 8
8 57 22
57 27
27 23
22
3/8” to 3/8” Hose Joint
22
8 8
8 8
23 23
22
11
12
1/4” to 1/4” Hose Joint
23 27 27
27 27
23
22 22
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13
To convert non-
standard hose
connections to
Drew Marine
standard, cut
hose A and
install fittings
listed at B.
A
B
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9
8
22
9
23
18
21
60
3
1
2
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1. Arc Welding Accessory Kit 0716029
2. AMERARC Arc Welding Ships Cabinet 0716011
3. Cable Drum with Crank 0605016
4. Cable Connector, Pair 0692054
5. Welding Cable (**) (Refer to cable selection chart)
35 mm
2
(*) 0602012
50 mm
2
(*) 0603010
70 mm
2
(*) 0604018
6. Ground Clamp 600 AMP 0613019
Ground Clamp 200 AMP (for AMERARC I-140) 0613050
7. Safety Electrode Holder 400 AMP 0614017
Safety Electrode Holder 150 AMP (for AMERARC I-140) 0614058
8. Face Shield with Headband 0615015
9. Chipping Hammer 0627010
10. Wire Brush 0626012
Stainless Steel Wire Brush for TIG 0812017
11. Clear Glass (page 31) (not shown) --------
12. Arc Welding Electrodes --------
13. Dark Glass (page 31) --------
14. Shatterproof Lens (page 31) --------
15. Gloves 0616013
16. Apron 0618019
17. Gloves TIG Welding 0813015
18. Face Shield with Handle 9089013
19. Electrode Holder (Whip) Assembly, “Stinger” 0614025
20. Ground Clamp Cable Connector 0613027
*Refers to cable cross-sectional area in square mm.
**Welding cable is supplied in 25 meter lengths per carton and priced by the meter.
Description PCN
4
2
12
3
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Maximum Distance from Welding Power Source to Welding Location
Amperage 1 Ft = .3048 M
Ft 49 99 132 165 197 247 296 329
M 15 30 40 50 60 75 90 100
100 35* 35 35 50 50 70
150 35 50 50 70
200 35 50 70
250 50 70
300 50
350 50
400 70
WELDING CABLE SELECTION CHART
* Cable cross-sectional area in square mm.
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SAFETY WARNING It is extremely important to follow recommended safe practices while using welding equipment and consumables.
Always wear suitable protection against ultraviolet and infrared radiation, including Face Shield with proper shade lens, goggles, and gloves.
Always provide adequate ventilation to avoid exposure to harmful fumes and to avoid possible accumulation of explosive gases from a
leak. For additional information, refer to the Drew Marine Welding & Cutting Handbook WP-10. The AMERARC Arc Welding Safety Placard
(PCN 9076044) is recommended for the workshop.
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The AMERARC Arc Welding Ships Cabinet, full,
is available for installation in new shipbuildings
or may be retrofitted into vessels. Each full cabi-
net contains a range of AMERARC electrodes in
most popular types and diameters.
An empty cabinet also is available for those
instances in which an owner wishes to order
contents separately in order to satisfy special
requirements.
AMERARC WELDING CABINET
Full – PCN 0716011
Empty – PCN 0601014
1 box
2 boxes
2 boxes
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
2 boxes
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 box
1 each Welding & Cutting Handbook WP-10
EO PLUS
EO PLUS
EO PLUS
ER PLUS
ER PLUS
ER PLUS
LH PLUS
LH PLUS
LH PLUS
LV PLUS
LV PLUS
TE
ST
ST
NI60
Nl99
Nl99
CH
2.5 mm
3.25 mm
4.0 mm
2.0 mm
2.5 mm
3.25 mm
2.5 mm
3.25 mm
4.0 mm
3.25 mm
4.0 mm
3.25 mm
2.5 mm
3.25 mm
3.25 mm
2.5 mm
3.25 mm
3.25 mm
Each full cabinet is supplied with the following
popular AMERARC electrode types and sizes.
Resupply is available at all designated ports.
AMERARC CABINET CONTENTS CHECKLIST
PCN 9076044
LV PLUS
3.25
LV PLUS
4.0
LH PLUS
2.5
LH PLUS
3.25
LH PLUS
3.25
LH PLUS
4.0
CH
3.25
EO PLUS
2.5
EO PLUS
3.25
EO PLUS
3.25
EO PLUS
4.0
EO PLUS
4.0
ER PLUS
2.5
ER PLUS
3.25
ST
2.5
ST PLUS
3.25
NI99
2.5
NI99
3.25
NI60
3.25
TE
3.25
ER PLUS
2.0
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Classification Society ER PLUS EO PLUS LH PLUS LV PLUS
American Bureau of Shipping Grade 2 Grade 2 3H-3Y 3YVdBF3M
Det Norske Veritas Grade 2 Grade 2 3Y, H10 3Y, H10
Lloyd’s Register Grade 2 Grade 2 3-3YH 3YMH15
Bureau Veritas Grade 2 Grade 2 3-3YHH 3YMH15
Germanischer Lloyd Grade 2 Grade 2 3YHH 3YH1O
DREW MARINE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
DREW AMERARC ELECTRODE APPROVALS
Packaging
AMERARC PLUS Electrode packages are also built for the marine
environment. Many in the marine industry will recognize the
unique plastic tube that stores our AMERARC PLUS welding
electrodes. Polyethylene construction makes this heavy-duty
container highly resistant to water and moisture – exactly the
construction needed for shipboard use. The snap-on polypropyl-
ene cap, sealed to the container when delivered, has a specially
designed gasket to permit efficient resealing.
Drew Marine maintenance and repair electrodes are placed in
a cardboard tray that is then vacuum-sealed in a resealable
composite metal foil pouch. The pouch is packed in a square or
rectangular high density, rigid multi-layer box and then shrink-
wrapped for further protection. All parts of the package can be
easily incinerated.
AMERARC COCR is packaged in two 1.1 kg pouches per box, typi-
cally providing a sealed package for each repair. A temperature
indicating crayon (302°C/575°F) is included to assure the proper
preheat temperature.
AMERARC Arc Welding Electrodes are approved by major clas-
sification societies. If an electrode is not listed, no approval code
exists for its class. Copies of approval certificates are available on
request.
ELECTRODE AWS ISO EN 499/1599
ER PLUS A5.1: E6013 E 42 0 RR 12
E0 PLUS A5.1: E6012 E 38 0 RC 11
LH PLUS A5.1: E7018-H4R E 42 3 B 32 H5
LV PLUS A5.1: E7048-H8 E 42 3 B 15 H10
ST A5.4: E 316L-16 3581: E 19 17 3LR26 E 19 12 3 L R 12
TE A5.4 :E 312-16 E 29 9 R 32
Nl99 A5.15: E Ni-CI E Ni-BG 12
NI60 A5.15: E NiFe-CI E NiFe-1-BG 12
SN A5.6: E CuSn-A EL-CuSn-7
AB A5.6: E CuA1-A2
AL A5.3: E 4043 Al-4043A
SSM0 A5.4: E 309Mo L-16
COCR A5.13: E Co Cr-A
PIPE A5.1: E 6010 2560: E 433 4 C10 E 42 2C 25
ECEL A5.1: E 6011 2560: E 43 4 C10
EOHP A5.1: E 7024 2560: E 43 2 RR 110
CRMO A5.5: E 8018-B2 3580: E1CrMo B24
STV A5.4: E 316L-16 3581: E19.12.3 LR23
DP A5.4: E 2209-17
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AMERARC Ferrous Electrodes
AMERARC LV PLUS is a basic-type, low hydrogen electrode with outstanding operating characteristics
in the vertical down position. AMERARC LV PLUS can be used at relatively higher amperages providing
high welding speeds with low heat input – the result – enhanced productivity and low residual stress and
deformation. Excellent mechanical properties make AMERARC LV PLUS well suited for welding structures
subjected to high stress conditions and/or low temperature impact loading. AMERARC LV PLUS is recom-
mended for welding ordinary and high strength ship plates of A-D quality, including high strength, low alloy
steels. Tensile Strength: 500-640 N/mm
2
AMERARC HF60 is a high hardness range hard facing electrode based on a high chromium carbide
composite with a rutile coating. It is ideally suited for rebuilding surfaces that have been worn due to
moderate impact and/or severe abrasion. The very high chrome content produces a dense, smooth,
easily polished, wear resistant surface. The as-welded surface has a minimum of ripple for this purpose.
AMERARC HF60 is an excellent choice for resurfacing worn machine parts, hatch coamings, grates,
conveyor screws, shackles, buckets, rails and cat’s pawls.
AMERARC ST is a basic rutile type stainless steel electrode providing an 18 Cr, 12 Ni, 2 Mo weld deposit.
It is suitable for welding austenitic steels of types AISI 316/316L Werkstoff 1.4404, 1.4401 and 1.4406
and similar standards. Operates well on both AC and DC positive polarity and has excellent out-of-position
characteristics. Arc striking and restriking with AMERARC ST is easy and the electrode is free from short
circuiting during welding. Slag removal is good and fillet welds have outstanding appearance. It is an
extra low carbon type for highest corrosion resistance.
Tensile Strength: 580 N/mm
2
(Avg)
AMERARC STV is a specially formulated low carbon stainless steel electrode for joining titanium and
niobium-stabilized 18/8 stainless steels. It is excellent for all positions of welding but excels in vertical
down applications. The electrode produces a very smooth bead with good wetting resulting in a high
quality weld deposit with a minimum of spatter and easily removable slag. AMERARC STV provides a
smooth running arc, produces excellent welds in thin walled stainless steel piping and tanks in the vertical
position. Tensile Strength: 560 N/mm
2
(Avg)
1.5 2.0 X 300 0628034 40 - 80
4.1 2.5 X 350 0629032 50 - 110
4.8 3.25 X 450 0630039 80 - 150
AC/DC (+/-)
4.4 2.5 X 350 0631037 45 - 80
4.7 3.25 X 350 0632035 75 - 110
4.8 4.0 X 350 0633033 105 - 150
AC/DC (+/-)
4.3 2.5 X 350 0993015 45 - 80
4.6 3.25 X 350 0993023 75 - 110
4.5 4.0 X 350 0993031 105 - 150
DC (+)

4.5 2.5 X 350 0994013 25 - 75
4.5 3.25 X 350 0994021 35 - 125
4.5 4.0 X 350 0994039 50 - 160
AC/DC (+)

6.3 4.0 X 450 0995128 140 - 190
6.1 5.0 X 450 0995136 180 - 230
5.7 6.3 X 450 0995144 220 - 280
AC/DC (+)

4.1 2.5 X 350 0634031 65 - 110
4.0 3.25 X 450 0635039 100 - 140
4.1 4.0 X 450 0636037 140 - 200
AC/DC (+/-)


(Vertical Down)
5.1 3.25 X 450 0637035 130
5.0 4.0 X 450 0638033 190
AC/DC (+)
4.3 3.25 X 350 0817025 90 - 110
AC/DC (+)

4.5 3.25 X 350 0996019 110 - 140
4.5 4.0 X 350 0996027 160 - 200
AC/DC (+)

1.5 2.5 X 300 0639023 50 - 80
1.7 3.25 X 350 0640020 70 - 120
AC/DC (+)
2.2 2.5 X 300 0997017 60 - 80
2.2 3.25 X 300 0997025 90 - 110
AC/DC (+)
1.7 1.6 X 300 0816043 25 - 45
2.2 2.5 X 300 0816019 40 - 80
2.2 3.25 X 350 0816027 65 - 120
2.2 4.0 X 350 0816035 90 - 150
AC/DC (+)
FOR WELDING
MILD STEEL
NORMAL
CONDITIONS
MILD STEEL
UNDER
HIGH STRESS
HARD FACING
AUSTENITIC
STAINLESS
STEEL
APPLICATION INFORMATION
ELECTRODE
TYPE
AMERARC ER PLUS is a heavily coated rutile electrode used in all positions on AC or DC with positive or
negative polarity. Arc action is particularly stable even when welding with low open circuit voltage trans-
formers. Bead appearance is smooth and flat, and slag removal is easy. AMERARC ER PLUS electrodes
have excellent wetting action and produce shallow penetration making it suitable for thin metal welding
as well as butt, fillet and outside corner welds.
Tensile Strength: 490-600 N/mm
2
AMERARC EO PLUS is a general purpose mild steel electrode that can be used in all positions. When
used at lower current levels (shallow penetrations), it is superior for welding thin sections, joints with poor
fit-up or for bridging gaps. The weld bead is smooth in appearance, wetting and fill are excellent. Slag
is easily removed. AMERARC EO PLUS is especially easy to use for vertical down welding. Striking and
restriking is easy, even on low voltage transformers. AMERARC EO PLUS is used for general mild steel
fabrication in all positions, for tack welding most rusty or galvanized plates and for ordinary ship’s plates
of A-, D- and E-Quality. Tensile Strength: 480-580 N/mm
2
AMERARC LH PLUS is a basic coated general purpose electrode with controlled low hydrogen well-suited for a
broad range of general welding and repair applications. The superior mechanical properties of the weld metal
make AMERARC LH PLUS a superior choice for applications with higher stress levels due to base metal chemistry
or joint configuration. The coating produces a good weld bead appearance with a stable arc. The iron powder
content of the coating produces a high deposition rate and metal recovery rate of 120%. Superior welding
performance in the vertical up position. AMERARC LH PLUS is well-suited for welding ordinary and high strength
ship’s plates of A-, D- and E-Quality and also for galvanized plates. Tensile Strength: 550 - 610 N/mm
2 PLUS
ER PLUS
GENERAL
PURPOSE
RUTILE
EO PLUS
GENERAL
PURPOSE
ORGANIC
LH PLUS
LOW
HYDROGEN
ELECTRODE
HF38
MID-RANGE
ST
STAINLESS
STEEL
LV PLUS
LOW
HYDROGEN
VERTICAL
DOWN
AMERARC HF38 is an intermediate range hard-facing electrode with mechanical work-hardening
properties well suited to applications combining high compressive loading and abrasion with excellent
resistance to impact loading. The hardness of the weld deposit is Rc33-41/HBN 310-380. The weld
deposit is machinable and can be flame cut. AMERARC HF38 is well suited to repair hatch cover rails
and rollers, sheaves and winches and components of bulk carrier unloading gear. It is also an excellent
choice for build up of severely worn areas prior to the application of AMERARC HF60.
AMERARC PIPE is an all-position cellulosic electrode producing an exceptionally smooth, evenly rippled
weld bead with light slag and a high quality weld deposit. The arc is stable over a wide range of current
and is forceful, providing good control in all positions including vertical down applications. Penetration
is deep, producing highly ductile, sound root welds free of defects. AMERARC PIPE electrodes are
recommended for welding pipe, pressure vessels, tanks with plain or galvanized surfaces and general
shipboard maintenance. Tensile Strength: 520 - 535 N/mm
2
AMERARC EOHP PLUS is a heavily coated, iron powder electrode providing high deposition rates for flat
(downhand) and horizontal welding with good weldability and superior mechanical properties. The elec-
trode easily produces equal leg fillets with smooth bead appearance and self-cleaning slag. Features
include increased penetration with minimal root porosity in the recommended welding positions. The
electrode is easy to control. AMERARC EOHP PLUS is ideal for making high speed horizontal fillet, butt
and lap welds on mild plate and structural steels such as decking, hatch covers, etc.
Tensile Strength: 480 - 570 N/mm
2
AMERARC ECEL is an all-position cellulosic electrode, producing an exceptionally smooth, excellent
quality weld deposit with very light slag. The forceful arc is easy to control, has good stability even at
low current and freezes quickly. The penetration is deep, producing highly ductile, sound root welds,
free from porosity and lack of fusion. The coating generates a large volume of shielding gas to eliminate
porosity and problems associated with dirt and oil contamination. AMERARC ECEL electrodes are used
for welding mild steels such as ASTM A-36,-283,-284,-285,-515,-516, and ABS Hull and Boiler steel.
Typical applications include pressure vessels, fabricated structures, piping, tanks and general shipboard
maintenance. Tensile Strength: 520 - 535 N/mm
2
HF60
HIGH
HARDNESS
STV
VERTICAL DOWN
PIPE
DEEP
PENETRATION
ALL POSITION
ECEL
ALL POSITION
EOHP
PLUS
HIGH
PERFORMANCE
WT.
(kg/PK)
DIA/L
(mm X mm)
PCN RECOMMENDED
AMPERAGE
SSMO
MOLYBDENUM
STAINLESS
STEEL
AMERARC SSMO is a highly alloyed rutile coated molybdenum stainless steel electrode suitable for
welding in all positions with AC or DC. The slag is self-releasing, revealing a weld bead of exceptionally
smooth contour without undercut or cold lap. The higher chromium and nickel content in combination
with the molybdenum provides exceptional corrosion resistance of the weld deposit. AMERARC SSMO is
especially well suited for welding or repairing stainless clad steel plates where corrosion resistance of
the weld metal is critical. It is ideal for joining or repairing stainless steel piping, heating coils and fittings
in stainless steel cargo tanks. Tensile Strength: 650 N/mm
2
(Avg)
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AMERARC TE is recommended for welding medium and high carbon hardenable steels, machine
components, tools, springs and other steels of unknown composition. It is highly tolerant of base
metal dilution and is generally free of hot cracking tendencies. AMERARC TE may also be used
for welding dissimilar steels or under conditions where high temperature scaling resistance is
important. The electrode operates well on both AC and DC positive polarity, has good slag removal
and the finished weld bead may be polished to a hard high gloss surface with excellent wear
characteristics. AMERARC TE is not recommended for welding cast irons or for repairing engine
valves. Tensile Strength: 830 N/mm
2
(Avg)
AMERARC COCR is a cobalt, chromium, tungsten alloy electrode with superior resistance to wear,
erosion and impact at high temperatures. The metal core is fully alloyed assuring specified deposit
composition if coating is chipped. AMERARC COCR is well suited for repairing/refacing engine
valves and valve seats, pump rotors and corrosive fluid valve elements.
Tensile Strength: 890 N/mm
2
(Avg)
AMERARC Nl99 is a low slagging, high nickel electrode especially designed for cold welding of
cast irons to produce crack-free, machinable welds in all positions. The unique coating produces
a pulsed arc providing good penetration through surface skin and contaminants for a porosity-
free weld without overheating and avoiding stress cracks. Preheating is not usually required.
AMERARC Nl99 can also be used for welding cast irons to other metals such as steel, stainless
steel, clad steel and copper-based metal alloys.
Tensile Strength: 350 N/mm
2
(Avg)
AMERARC Nl60 is a lower nickel alloy than the AMERARC Nl99 companion electrode. It has
excellent operating characteristics with very low slagging and will operate on either DC positive or
AC welding power. AMERARC Nl60 is recommended for welding cast iron where color matching
is important or where large cavities must be filled. Always use the lowest possible amperage and
weld for short time periods intermittently in order to reduce heat-induced stresses and the pos-
sibility of cracking. For heavy sections, preheating to 300°C is advisable. Peening between passes
to reduce residual stresses is recommended and the work should be covered or blanketed in order
to produce a slow cooling rate. The electrode may also be used to weld malleable cast iron and for
welding iron to steel. The deposit is machinable. Tensile Strength: 520 N/mm
2
(Avg)
TE
HIGH
CHROME-
NICKEL
COCR
COBALT
CHROMIUM
NI99
HIGH
NICKEL
NI60
NICKEL
IRON
FOR WELDING
COPPER BASE
ALLOYS
and
JOINING
DISSIMILAR
METALS
SEE HANDBOOK
ALUMINUM
GOUGING
ELECTRODE
NOT FOR WELDING
ELECTRODE
TYPE
SN
TIN
BRONZE
AB
ALUMINUM
BRONZE
AL
ALUMINUM
CH
CHAMFERING
GOUGING
DIA/LT
(mm X mm)
3.25 X 350





3.25 X 350





3.25 X 350

3.25 X 350
WT
(kg/PK)
1.9



1.8



0.8




2.8
RECOMMENDED
AMPERAGE
100 - 150
DC (+)


90 - 125
DC (+)


80 - 130
DC (+)
160 - 180
AC/DC (-)
PCN
0648024
0646028
0647026
0649022
APPLICATION INFORMATION
AMERARC™ Non-Ferrous Electrodes
AMERARC SN is a tIn-bronze electrode recommended for joining copper base alloys to them-
selves or to steel or cast iron. It may also be used for welding cast iron without preheat where
machining after welding is not required and for cladding of steels and other material and for filling
cavities. AMERARC SN is used with DC positive polarity only. Avoid working temperature range of
400-600°C due to risk of hot shortness.
Tensile Strength: 420 N/mm
2
AMERARC AB is an aluminum-bronze electrode intended for building up or joining copper base
alloys or for welding copper base alloys to steel. May also be used for buildup of cast iron using
normal precautions for this crack-sensitive material. AMERARC AB deposits exhibit high strength
and are highly resistant to abrasion and wear. As on all copper welding, preheating is advisable.
Best results obtained in flat or horizontal position with DC positive.
Tensile Strength: 690 N/mm
2
AMERARC

AL is an aluminum-silicon electrode suitable for welding cast or extruded aluminum
alloys of relatively heavy thickness. Typical applications are repair of aluminum castings or
architectural or decorative components. AMERARC AL is used with DC positive polarity only.
The electrode exhibits high burn-off rates and high welding speeds and therefore for starts and
on heavy sections preheating may be required. The residual slag is corrosive and should be
completely removed following welding.
Tensile Strength: 235 N/mm
2
AMERARC CH is specifically designed for gouging out cracks, or back gouging of welds and for joint
preparation. Its thick, specially-developed coating produces a strong plasma and gas jet which removes
the material melted by the arc. AMERARC CH may be used for gouging most engineering materials such
as steel, stainless cast iron and many non-ferrous metals. The resulting grooves are smooth and even
and welding may follow immediately after gouging except on stainless steel, which should be thoroughly
cleaned prior to welding. Either AC or DC negative polarity may be used. The electrode should be struck
perpendicular to the work and then pointed in the direction of travel at an angle of approximately 20
degrees to the perpendicular. Travel speed of l00-150 CM/Min should be maintained. AMERARC CH can
also be used for cutting and piercing holes. Good ventilation in closed areas is recommended.
AMERARC CRMO is a basic coated, extra low hydrogen electrode with major alloying elements of
chromium and molybdenum. A limited carbon content reduces the possibility of cracking when
welding the alloy steels for which this electrode is intended. These steels include 1/2% Cr - 1/2%
Mo, 1% Cr - 1% Mo, 11/4% Cr - 1/2% Mo, which are typically used in high pressure boilers and
power piping with a maximum service temperature of 550°C. AMERARC CRMO is ideally suited for
welding creep and hydrogen resistant CrMo steels. The electrode provides high welding speed and
deposition rate and easily removed slag. Tensile Strength: 550 - 520 N/mm
2
CRMO
CHROME-MOLY
LOW HYDROGEN
DP
DUPLEX
STAINLESS
STEEL
1.7 2.5 X 300 0919011 50 - 80
1.7 3.25 X 350 0919029 70 - 100
(+/-)


4.5 2.5 X 350 0815011 65 - 95
4.5 3.25 X 350 0815029 90 - 140
(+/-)

1.7 3.25 X 350 0641028 65 - 120
AC/DC (+/-)
2.2 3.25 X 350 0814013 80 - 110
2.2 4.0 X 350 0814021 100 - 150
AC/DC (+)
1.7 2.5 X 300 0642026 30 - 70
2.1 3.25 X 350 0643024 55 - 110
AC/DC (-)

1.9 3.25 X 350 0644022 70 - 110
1.9 4.0 X 350 0645020 90 - 130
AC/DC (+)
ELECTRODE
TYPE
WT.
(kg/PK)
DIA/L
(mm X mm)
PCN
RECOMMENDED
AMPERAGE
APPLICATION INFORMATION
AMERARC DP is a duplex stainless electrode for welding and cladding of austenitic/ferritic
stainless steels. The nitrogen-based weld metal is resistant to chloride-containing medias. Also,
the AMERARC DP has high strength and good overall welding characteristics to combine with the
excellent corrosion resistance. In the as-welded condition, the deposits have between 30%-50%
ferrite and welding conditions should be used that will result in this same structure.
Tensile Strength: 800 N/mm
2
STAINLESS
STEEL
ALLOY
STEELS
HARDENABLE
STEELS
COBALT
CHROMIUM
HIGH TEMPERATURE
HIGH IMPACT
CAST IRON
and
CAST IRON
TO
OTHER
STEELS
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MIG WELDING I-400 MST
The AMERARC I-400 MST arc welding machine is an inverter type
arc welder with 400 amps output for use with constant current (CC)
and constant voltage (CV) welding operations. The MST model is
ideal for welding with all the major shipboard welding processes:
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW-Stick) with all types
and sizes of electrodes
• Carbon Arc Gouging (CAC-A) with gouging rods up to 9 mm (3/8”)
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW-TIG), with lift or scratch
starting with current as low as 5 amps
And with a wirefeeder...
• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-MIG) using the short spray
technique with 0.9 mm (0.035”) solid wire or the spray arc
technique with 1.3 mm (0.052”) wire
• Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) with cored wires up to
2.4 mm (3/32”)
Welding with any process is easy. The operator simply selects a pro-
cess, sets his current or voltage, and starts his job. Programmable
controls allow for maximum flexibility, offering either machine or
remote control of electric power and contactor. The MST allows
adjustments for hot starting, hot current and arc control in the
SMAW mode, inductance and material selection for GMAW, and
pulse and slope controls for GTAW. Five welding programs can be
saved for standard applications.
The AMERARC I-400 MST weighs only 29 kg so it is not difficult
to take the machine to the work area, avoiding long cable lengths
and both the associated voltage drops and safety concerns due to
cables strewn about the ship.
The MST accepts any power configuration: 208/330/460 volts,
1/3 phase, 50/60 Hz. The proper input voltage can be selected by
simply adjusting a switch; no tools are required. If the machine
is accidentally connected to improper voltage, SMART LOGIC
1

technology prevents the machine from damage.
The I-400 MST is equipped with a 14 pin receptacle for powering
& operating a 24 or 110 volt AC wire feeder for GMAW and FCAW.
ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT
Drew Marine offers several accessory items with the AMERARC
I-400 MST. For GMAW/FCAW, the F4 wire feeder and Number 4
MIG torch, with associated spare parts as outlined in this section.
A hand held Spool Gun and Controller, especially well suited for
aluminum GMAW is also available.
AMERARC I-400 MST Multipurpose Inverter
Arc Welding Machine
SPECIFICATIONS
Rated Output
Amps 400A
Volts 44V
Duty Cycle 25% @ 400A
60% @ 300A
Output Range
Amps 5 – 400A
Volts 10 – 36V
Maximum OCV 80 OCV
Input Hz 50/60 Hz
Dimensions
Width 8.25 in/220 mm
Length 16.5 in/420 mm
Height 16.9 in/430 mm
Weight 64.2 lb/29.2 kg
LOAD CHARACTERISTICS
Input 400A 300A NO
50/60 Hz 36V 32V Load
230V 3 phase 55A 37A 1.3A
460V 3 phase 27A 18A 0.6A
KW 16.9 KW 11.3 KW 0.3 KW
KVA 21.9 KVA 14.6 KVA 0.5 KVA
HOW TO ORDER
Description PCN
I-400 MST CC/CV 400 Amp Inverter
Arc Welding Machine
208/230/460 Volt, 1/3 ph, 50/60 Hz 0600123
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AMERARC

WELDZALL System - Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
AMERARC

WELDZALL SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC™ WELDZALL SYSTEM consists of a self-contained
GMAW (MIG) welding torch and wire feeder, and a 24 volt power
converter. The torch and feeder, more commonly known as a spool
gun, allows Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Cored Arc
Welding (FCAW) of a number of metals that are considered hard to
weld using more traditional means like “stick” or Shielded Metal Arc
Welding (SMAW).
The AMERARC™ WELDZALL SYSTEM uses 100 mm spools of wire
electrode, in diameters from 0.6 to 1.2 mm (0.023 to 0.045 inches).
Common alloys like 4043 and 5356 Aluminum, Cunifer, 309 and
316 stainless steel, as well as mild and low alloy steels are readily
available, although the most dramatic results are generally shown in
aluminum welding.
The GMAW and FCAW processes are generally familiar to the
ship repair community, but for most shipboard maintenance, startup
expense was prohibitive. Now the technology is available in an afford-
able but durable package. The system is easy to use that an everyday
ship’s welder can perform repairs usually assigned to a riding or shore
crew with specialized equipment.
FEATURES
• 175 amp output capacity
• 14-pin connector
• 15.2 meter cable and gas hose assembly
• Large, easy to grip handle and trigger assembly
• Integrated wire speed control potentiometer
mounted in the handle
• Air cooled design
• Complete with spares
BENEFITS
• Capacity to weld all materials
• Compatible with AMERARC™ MST 400 arc welding
machine and most common competitive machines
• Allows the welder to get to the work
• Control while wearing normal safety equipment
• Speed adjustment at the gun- no trips back and forth
to the arc welder
• No need for a liquid cooling system
• Everything needed to weld is included, along with
90 days’ spares
HOW TO ORDER
Description PCN
AMERARC WELDZALL SYSTEM 0601105
AMERARC WELDZALL SEASTOCK KIT 0601113
Flowmeter Regulator 9079014
Gas Hose Assembly 0792011
To complete the system specify the proper welding gas.
For aluminum welding, argon 20-liter 0727059
For steel and stainless steel, argon gas mixture 20-liter 0727729
Voltage Converters for other Arc Welding Machines are available.
Please consult your Drew Marine Account Executive.
SPECIFICATIONS
Spool Gun Weight 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs)
Spool Gun w. 15.2m (50ft) Cable 13.2kg (29lbs)
Rated Output 175 amps
Wire Speed 0 0-38 mm/sec (0-900 inches/min)
Wire Diameters 0.6 – 1.2 mm (0.023 – 0.045”)
PACKAGING CONSISTS OF:
1 spool gun and 15.2 meter cable
1 24 volt AC to DC converter/control box
10 0.9 mm (0.035”) contact tips
10 1.1 mm (0.045”) contact tips
10 1.2 m (3/64”) contact tips
2 nozzles
1 diffuser
1 liner package
1 0.9 mm drive roll
1 1.1/1.2 mm drive roll
1 gas valve tool
1 drive roll tool
24-volt control unit included with the
AMERARC WELDZALL SYSTEM
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AMERARC

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
MODEL F4 WIRE FEEDER
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC Model F4 Wire Feeder is a heavy-duty, 4-roll drive
feeder providing excellent performance for gas metal arc welding
(GMAW/MIG) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW). The F4 Wire
Feeder is used with the AMERARC I-400 MST inverter power sourc-
es when using the machines in the CV (Constant Voltage) mode.
The F4 Feeder works on a 24-volt circuit provided through the
welder control cable. Optional 3-meter and 6-meter control cables
are available to extend the feeder operation at convenient distances
from the welder. Included with the feeder are gas purge and wire
jog switches.
The Feeder is equipped with contactor control, voltage and wire
speed controls, gas solenoid, drive rolls for 0.9 mm and 1.2 mm
wire, guide tube and 2.2 meter control cable and gas hose. Wire
speed range of 1-20 meters per minute, with the digital meter for
display of wire feed speed and voltage provides accurate control
of feed speeds for the modes of GMAW welding, including: short
circuit, globular, spray and pulsed spray.
SPECIFICATIONS
Input Power (from Power Source) 24V AC, 5A, 50/60 Hz, 1-pH
Wire Feed Speed Range 1-20 meters/minute (50-750 IPM)
Wire Sizes Accommodated:
Hard/Soft 0.6-1.6 mm
Cored 0.9-2.4 mm
Width 230 mm
Height 240 mm
Length 540 mm
Weight 13.6 kg
Supplied with 0.9/1.2 mm drive rolls and guide tube for solid wire.
Accessory Parts Kit including knurled drive for pressure rolls for
cored wire welding.
View showing F4 Wire Feeder atop MST 400 Welder with
welding torch connected.
Close-up view showing 4-roll drive system with indexed
pressure guides for adjusting wire feed tension.
HOW TO ORDER
Description PCN
MIG F4 Wire Feeder 0892019
Wire Feeder Spares Kit 0892035
Wire Feeder Jumper Cable 0780016
(from machine to Feeder)
Flowmeter Regulator 9079055
Inert Gas Hose 0792011
Extension Cable 9 M/18 M (to operate OR
Feeder remote from welding machine)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Total Weight 6 kg (14 lbs.)
Length Hose & Cable 4.5 M (15 ft.)
Rating 400 amps at 60% duty cycle with CO
2
gas
shielding De-rate torch when using cored
wires or gas mixtures.
MIG Torch Spare Parts Kit
Wire Feeder Spare Parts Kit
HOW TO ORDER
Description PCN
AMERARC 400 AMP Torch 0892027
Torch Spare Parts Kit 0892043
consists of:
Item Quantity
Nozzles 8
Tips 50
Diffusers 12
Insulators 20
Trigger Assembly 1
Liner 2
MIG Pliers 1
Conductor Tube 1
MODEL 400 AMP MIG TORCH
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC 400 Amp is an air-cooled welding torch with
EURO-MAG connection for use with the AMERARC F4 wire feeder.
It comes equipped with nozzle, contact tip and liner for 0.9 mm
(0.035 in.) diameter wire.
The “goose-neck” style torch is rated at 400 amps, 60% duty
cycle using CO
2
gas. The torch hose and cable length is 4.5 M
(15 ft). Torch and cable connections include four (4) integrated
assemblies for feeding: gas, wire, arc welding power and power
for the torch trigger to control wire feed. For operator safety, the
torch trigger switch is controlled by a low voltage AC circuit sup-
plied by the feeder.
Nozzle Insulator
Nozzle
Trigger
Liner
Gas Diffuser
Contact Tip
View showing part of
AMERARC 400 AMP Torch
with parts.
ACCESSORIES
Drew Marine can provide all the accessories for MIG welding,
including gases and an assortment of solid and flux cored wires, in
several diameters and spool sizes. Assortment includes high qual-
ity steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper alloys.
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Primary Voltage PCN
208/230-460 0596058
ACCESSORIES
Remote Foot Current Control 0599094
Remote Hand Switch, Torch-Mounted 0599078
Remote Hand Amp Control, Torch-Mounted 0599086
FEATURES
• Advanced state-of-the-art inverter system provides lightweight,
high efficiency and outstanding reliability
• Precise current adjustment, arc current control, hot start and
line voltage compensation provides optimum quality of welding
• Easy-Link

, Smart Logic, and Thermal Overload Protection
insure the absence of failures
• Voltage Reduction Device all but eliminates the risk of shock in the
welding circuit
• Meet or exceed IEC 60974-1 (CE), NEMA, CSA, and IP23S
standards including the 10 minute water spray
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC I-300S welding machine is a highly efficient, light-
weight and reliable, constant current (CC) inverter arc welder. The
rugged, compact and very portable case, with carrying handle make it
well-suited for shipboard maintenance and repair activities.
The machine operates on single- or three-phase, 50/60 Hz supply
voltages and supplies 300 amps of direct current at 40% duty cycle,
(250 amps at 60% duty cycle). A high quality arc is assured, even at
a minimum of 5 amps for precision TIG (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
welding, using the LIFT-TIG operating mode. The machines also have
excellent arc characteristics for all STICK (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
welding applications and are ideal for handling electrode sizes of 1.6
- 5 mm. To power TIG controls, use the available 14 pin receptacle.
APPLICATIONS
The AMERARC™ I-300S inverter arc welding machine is an
especially well-suited to shipboard use because of its low weight and
inverter technology design. These features allow carrying the machine
to the work area, eliminating the need for long cable lengths that
affect the quality of the arc and create hazards as they are strewn
about the ship.
Inverter technology offers other advantages in addition to mobility.
The circuitry responds so quickly to arc changes (up to thousands of
times a second) that the operator achieves the best advantage of all
electrode types, regardless of weld position or current level within the
required current range. For example, welders easily control or “whip”
the rod to direct the weld puddle when welding at high amperages.
This action speeds up the weld, while still obtaining a quality weld
joint. Some additional advantages of inverter technology include: the
machines are not affected by line voltage changes up to 10%, and
they perform very effectively using less than 2O-3O% power than
conventional welding machines.
AMERARC I-300S
Inverter Arc Welding Machine
SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED (required by many marine regulations) that the
primary cable be connected to a fused safety switch using fuses rated as listed above to
permit complete electrical shutdown of the arc welder when not in use for maintenance,
and to protect other circuits in case of overload in the arc welder branch circuit. A fused
safety switch cannot be used to guarantee protection of the arc welder in case of a short
circuited secondary. Duty cycle is defined as the cumulative percentage of any ten (10)
minute period during which the arc welder can be operated at the specified current
without overheating.
For additional specifications, details and technical data, contact your Drew Marine
Account Executive for a Product Data Sheet.
Rated Duty Output Primary Current at Input Voltage
Output Cycle Voltage Phase 208 230 460 kW kVA
300 40% 32 3 45 41 21 12.0 16.0
250 60% 25 3 35 32 16 9.4 12.6
No Load -- -- 3 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.5
250 40% 30 1 76 68 -- 9.4 15.7
200 60% 28 1 44 40 -- 5.4 9.0
No Load -- -- 1 2.5 2.2 -- 0.3 0.5
DIMENSIONS: Metric English
Width 210 mm 8.3 in.
Height 420 mm 16.5 in.
Length 450 mm 17.7 in.
Weight 20.0 kg 44.0 lbs.
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Primary Voltage PCN
208/230-460 0886160
ACCESSORIES
Remote Foot Current Control 0599094
Remote Hand Switch, Torch-Mounted 0599078
Remote Hand Amp Control, Torch-Mounted 0599086
SPECIFICATIONS
For additional specifications, details and technical data, contact your Drew Marine
Account Executive for a Product Data Sheet.
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC 1-300 ACDC special purpose welding machine is a
constant current (CC) inverter arc welder that offers both DC and
adjustable frequency AC. The AMERARC 1-300 ACDC machine also
features wave balance adjustment for precision TIG welding of
aluminum with advanced embedded microprocessor technology.
This control of the wave form changes the amount of time spent on
DCEP (cleaning) and DCEN (penetration) parts of each cycle, increas-
ing arc stability. The rugged, compact and very portable unit makes it
well- suited for shipboard maintenance and repair activities.
The machine operates on single- or three-phase, 50/60 Hz supply
voltages and supplies 300 amps of direct current at 25% duty cycle,
(250 amps at 40% duty cycle). A high quality arc is assured, even at
a minimum of 5 amps for precision TIG (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
welding. The machines also have excellent arc characteristics for all
STICK (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) welding applications and are ideal
for handling electrode sizes of 1.6 - 5 mm. To power TIG controls, use
the available 14 pin receptacle.
APPLICATION
The AMERARC

I-300 ACDC inverter arc welding machine is
especially well-suited to shipboard use because of its light-weight
and inverter technology design. These features allow carrying the
machine to the work area, eliminating the need for long cable lengths
that affect the quality of the arc and create hazards as they are strewn
about the ship.
Inverter technology offers other advantages in addition to mobility.
The circuitry responds so quickly to arc changes (up to thousands of
times a second) that the operator achieves the best advantage of all
electrode types, regardless of weld position or current level within the
required current range. For example, welders easily control or “whip”
the rod to direct the weld puddle when welding at high amperages.
This action speeds up the weld, while still obtaining a quality weld
joint. Some additional advantages of inverter technology include:
the machines are not affected by line voltage changes up to 10%,
and they perform very effectively using 20-30% less power than
conventional welding machines.
AMERARC I-300 ACDC
Inverter Arc Welding Machine
FEATURES
• Advanced state-of-the-art inverter system provides light- weight, high
efficiency and outstanding reliability.
• Precise current adjustment, arc current control, hot start and line
voltage compensation as well as high-frequency starting, slope and
pulse controls, provide optimum quality of both SMAW (STICK) and
GTAW (TIG) welding.
• EASY-LINK

, SMART LOGIC

, and thermal overload protection insure
the absence of failures. Voltage reduction device all but eliminates the
risk of shock in the welding circuit.
• Meet or exceed IEC 60974-1 (CE), NEMA, CSA, and IP235 standards
including the 10-minute water spray.
DIMENSIONS: Metric English
Width 210 mm 8.3 in.
Height 420 mm 16.5 in.
Length 450 mm 17.7 in.
Weight 24.0 kg 53.0 lbs.
Rated Duty Output Primary Current at Input Voltage
Output Cycle Voltage Phase 208 230 460 kVA kw
300 36% 32 3 47 41 21 17 12.8
250 40% 30 3 37 32 16 13.5 10
No Load -- -- 3 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.13
250 25% 32 1 96 87 -- 20 12
200 40% 30 1 71 64 -- 14.8 8.9
No Load -- -- 1 2.5 1.8 -- 0.5 0.13
*460 volt machine cannot be operated on single phase primary supply.
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AMERARC I-150 Arc Welding Machine
AMERARC
TM
I-150 Inverter
Arc Welding Machine
FEATURES
• Auto adaptive arc force continuously measures the arc
voltage to adjust welding power. This optimizes arc stability with-
out the risk of electrode sticking and minimizes spatter.
• Reliable inverter technology provides a lightweight,
portable welding system.
• Stepless welding current adjustment from 4-150 amps output.
• Automatic overload protection shuts the machine down if the duty
cycle rating is exceeded.
• Line voltage compensation automatically maintains the output
current level in spite of input voltage variations of + 10%.
• Choice of soft/crisp or LIFT-TIG welding made by toggle switch.
• Meets IEC 974-1 regulation and IP23/F protection, CE
approved. (EN 60974-1).
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC I-150 Inverter Arc Welding Machine is a constant cur-
rent arc welding rectifier providing 140 amps welding current at 55%
duty cycle, 105 amps at 100%. Open circuit voltage is 48 volts. The
AMERARC I-150 machine can be connected to any 230 volts + 15%,
single-phase, 50/60 Hz supply providing 20 amps. The control includes
compensation for line voltage variations up to 10% while welding. The
machine weighs 6.7 kg (13 lb.) and measures 150mm x 225mm x
315mm (6.0 x 9.0 x 12.5 in.) and is supplied with a shoulder strap
for carrying. Also included with the package are a 3m welding cable
with electrode holder and a 3m ground cable with ground clamp and
two male connectors.
The AMERARC I-150 Arc Welding Machine provides two modes of
operation, controlled by a toggle switch, one for stick electrode
welding (SMAW) and the other for LIFT-TIG welding (GTAW) without
high frequency. The unit has thermal overload protection indicated
by a warning light on the control panel. The machine produces an
extremely stable DC welding current which is adjustable by a single
potentiometer control on the panel.
APPLICATIONS
The AMERARC I-150 Arc Welding Machine is best suited for routine
shipboard maintenance and repairs utilizing the stick welding
process (SMAW) with electrodes up to 4.0mm diameter and also TIG
welding (GTAW) of mild and stainless steels using argon shielding
gas without high frequency stabilization. The arc is started using
the LIFT-TIG feature by contacting the cold tungsten electrode to
the workpiece with the argon gas flowing. Lift the torch several mil-
limeters off the work and the arc is established immediately and TIG
welding can proceed. No electrode contamination will occur if the
electrode is cold at the start. The short circuit current is limited to
approximately 5 amps thus no heating occurs.
The exceptionally smooth and well regulated output results in high
quality welds with excellent appearance using AMERARC SSMO,
AMERARC STV or AMERARC ST electrodes on stainless steel.
SPECIFICATIONS
Input: 230 volts + 15%, single-phase, 50/60 Hz up to 20
amps
Power at Rated Outputs
Duty Cycle
Output @ 20° C Input Power
140 amps @ 25.8V 35% 4.4KW
105 amps @ 24.2V 100% 3.0KW
Output Range: 5-150 amps
Open Circuit Voltage: 48 volts DC
Size and Weight
Dimensions
150mm x 225mm x 315mm
(6.0 x 9 x 12.5 in.)
Weight
6.7 kg (14.8 lb.)
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AMERARC
TM
I-150 inverter arc welding machine
(PCN 0595308) with welding and ground cables, with installed
electrode holder and ground clamp with two male connectors.
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FEATURES
• Full wave, three-phase silicon rectifier
• Continuous current adjustment from 60-815 amps at the panel
or with optional remote control
• Arc force control adjusts short circuit current, and
includes “Hot Start.”
• Ideal arc characteristics for all-position stick welding with all
types of electrodes
• Line voltage compensation
• Protective circuits guard against damage resulting from over
loads or surges
• Corrosion protection is provided by dipping and totally enclosed
control circuit compartment
DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC R-655 arc welding machine is a heavy-duty, con-
stant current/constant voltage three-phase rectifier ideally suited
for all shipboard repair and maintenance activities. The machine
provides an extremely smooth, ripple-free direct current that can
be easily controlled to accomplish the most difficult SMAW weld-
ing tasks. The arc starting current can be adjusted to eliminate
striking and restriking problems, as well as electrode sticking. In
the constant voltage made, the R-655 can be made mated to a
wire feeder for GMAW/ FCAW welding.
APPLICATIONS
The AMERARC R-655 arc welding machine is a true multipur-
pose power source, allowing all common arc welding processes:
SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and CAG (carbon arc welding). The machine
is especially well-suited for use with low hydrogen and stain-
less steel electrodes and also for all “out-of-position welding.”
Electrodes up to 6.3 mm (1/4” inch) diameter can be used to
produce high-quality welds efficiently. The machine provides a
stable arc at low current levels for welding with small diameter
electrodes. The R-655’s high output power in the constant current
mode is also ideal for carbon-arc gauging (CAG). In the Constant
Voltage mode, the R-655 may be used as a GMAW (MIG) power-
source, with the addition of a wire feeder.
AMERARC
TM
R-655 DC Rectifier Arc
Welding Machine
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SPECIFICATIONS
Input (60 Hz, 3φ) Voltage: 220 440 575
Rated Output
Amps Volts Duty Cycle, %
650 44 100
815 41 60
Maximum Open Circuit Voltage (OCV): 68 Volts
Height: 700 mm
Width: 565 mm
Depth: 965 mm
Net Weight: 327 kg
HOW TO ORDER
Description PCN
AMERARC R-655 DC Rectifier 0597023
NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED (required by many marine regulations) that
the primary cable be connected to a fused safety switch using fuses rated as listed
above to permit complete electrical shutdown of the arc welder when not in use
for maintenance, and to protect other circuits in case of overload in the arc welder
branch circuit. A fused safety switch cannot be used to guarantee protection of the
arc welder in case of a short-circuited secondary.
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resistant welds than those made with the
shielded metal arc welding methods. In
addition, since no flux is required welding
is applicable to a wide variety of joint types.
Further, corrosion due to flux entrapment
cannot occur, and expensive post-welding
cleaning operations are not needed. The
entire welding action takes place without
spatter or sparks. Fusion welds can be
made in nearly all metals such as alumi-
The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process
is a very popular choice for joining met-
als of thicknesses less than 4 mm, where
high quality, spatter-free welds with supe-
rior appearance or corrosion resistance are
desired.
The welds are protected from atmospheric
contamination by shielding gas, resulting in
stronger, more ductile, and more corrosion-
num, stainless steel, magnesium alloys,
nickel and nickel-base alloys, copper, sili-
con-copper, copper-nickel, brasses, silver,
phosphor bronze, plain carbon and low-
alloy steels, cast iron, and others. The pro-
cess is also used for welding combinations
of dissimilar metals, and for applying hard
facing and surfacing materials to steel.
The Drew Marine flex neck TlG torch is
excellent for the marine environment, offer-
ing quality and long life, along with a simple
design that is easy-to-use and adaptable to
all shipboard situations. The torch comes
complete with cable, gas hose, heat shield
and backcap.
The Drew Marine TIG Accessory Kit,
provides an assortment of collets, holders
and caps for various welding operations.
Additional parts are shown on the chart on
next page. Argon gas, tungsten electrodes
and regulator with flowmeter must be used
with a suitable power source such as the
300S, 400MST or 300 ACDC inverter arc
welding machines.
The AMERARC I-300 ACDC is ideally suited
for TIG welding of all metals.
TIG ACCESSORY KIT
PCN 0521014
The TIG ACCESSORY KIT includes a starting
supply of the most commonly used torch
accessories.
Description PCN
3 Collets 1.6 mm 0800012
3 Collets 2.4 mm 0800020
1 Long Back Cap 0811019
1 Collet Body 1.6 mm 0801010
1 Collet Body 2.4 mm 0801028
2 C5 Ceramic Cups 0802026
2 C6 Ceramic Cups 0802034
2 C7 Ceramic Cups 0802042
1 Heatshield 0810011
Pure tungsten electrodes are customarily used while welding aluminum. The 2% thoriated variety is usually preferred
for all other applications.
TIG ACCESSORIES PCN
0.5 x 180 mm Pure Tungsten* (10/Pkg) 0524018
1.0 x 180 mm Pure Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0524026
1.6 x 180 mm Pure Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0524034
2.4 x 180 mm Pure Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0524042
3.2 x 180 mm Pure Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0524059
0.5 x 180 mm 2% Thor Tungsten* (10/Pkg) 0525016
1.0 x 180 mm 2% Thor Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0525024
1.6 x 180 mm 2% Thor Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0525032
2.4 x 180 mm 2% Thor Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0525040
3.2 x 180 mm 2% Thor Tungsten (10/Pkg) 0525057
TIG Torch, Flex Head, 200 amps, 7.6 M Hose and Cable 0515017
Accessory Kit, TIG 0521014
Wire Brush, Stainless Steel for TIG 0812017
Gloves, TIG Welding 0813015
Gas Hose Assembly, TIG 0792011
Jumper Cable, TIG 0780016
Argon/Co2 Regulator with Flowmeter 9079014
* Other Tungsten types available on request.
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BACKCAP TORCH SERIES HEATSHIELD COLLET COLLET BODY CUP (NOZZLE)
ALUMINA CUP
A4 6.4 mm 0804014
A5 7.9 mm 0804022
A6 9.5 mm 0804030
A7 11.1 mm 0804048
A8 12.7 mm 0804055
CERAMIC CUP
C4 6.4 mm 0802018
C5 7.9 mm 0802026
C6 9.5 mm 0802034
C7 11.1 mm 0802042
C8 12.7 mm 0802059
COLLET BODY
1.6 mm 0801010
2.4 mm 0801028
3.2 mm 0801036
4.0 mm 0801044
COLLET
1.6 mm 0800012
2.4 mm 0800020
3.2 mm 0800038
4.0 mm 0800046
GAS LENS
1.6 mm 0839011
2.4 mm 0839029
ALUMINA CUP
AG6 9.5 mm 0837015
ALUMINA CUP
SA4 6.4 mm 0809014
SA5 7.9 mm 0809022
SA6 9.5 mm 0809030
HEATSHIELD
0810029
COLLET
See Above for
Parts Numbers
HEATSHIELD
0810011
BACKCAP
LONG
0811019
BACKCAP
MEDIUM
08110027
BACKCAP
SHORT
0811035
CERAMIC CUP
SC4 6.4 mm 0807018
SC5 7.9 mm 0807026
SC6 9.5 mm 0807034
COLLET BODY
SHORT
1.6 mm 0806010
2.4 mm 0806028
COLLET
SHORT
1.6 mm 0805012
2.4 mm 0805020
HEATSHIELD
0810011
STANDARD
STANDARD GAS LENS
SHORT
Drew PCN 0515017 includes the
200 Amp torch with control valve,
short backcap, heatshield, gas hose
and electrical cable.
NOTE:
REDUCE CONTINUOUS DUTY RATING BY 25% WHEN
USING SHORT COLLET, WITH SHORT COLLET BODY.
AMERARC

TIG Rods
Drew filler metals for TIG welding are specifically alloyed to produce superior deposit quality and ease of use with Argon gas shielding.
Refer to the Drew Marine Welding & Cutting Handbook WP-10 for additional details.
FOR TIG WELDING
YORCALBRO
ALUMINUM
MAGNESIUM
CUNIFER
ALLOY
STEELS
STAINLESS
STEEL
ELECTRODE
TYPE
ABT
ALUMINUM
BRONZE
ALT
ALUMINUM
MAGNESIUM
CNT
COPPER NICKEL
CRT
CHROMIUM
MOLYBDENUM
SST
STAINLESS
STEEL
SMT
STAINLESS
STEEL
DPT
DUPLEX STAINLESS STEEL
DIA/LT
(mm X mm)
2.4 X 1000

3.0 X 1000

2.4 X 1000
2.4 X 1000
1.6 X 1000
2.4 X 1000
1.6 X 1000
2.4 X 1000
2.5 X 1000
WT
(kg/PK)
1.5

0.5
2.0
2.5
2.5


2.5
2.5
PCN
0708018
0710013
0709016
0824012
0818015
0818023
0838013
0838021
0937013
AMERARC DPT is a duplex stainless filler rod for welding and cladding of austenitic/ferritic stainless
steels. The nitrogen bearing weld metal is resistant to chloride-containing medias. Also, the AMERAC
DPT has high strength and good overall welding characteristics to combine with the excellent corrosion
resistance. In a welded condition, the deposits have between 30/50% ferrite.
APPLICATION INFORMATION
AMERARC ABT is a specially formulated TIG rod which is used for joining and surfacing aluminum
bronzes, particularly high manganese alloys and YORCALBRO, as well as other copper alloys and
steel using the TIG process.
AMERARC CRT is recommended for TIG welding alloy steels of type -1/2% Cr 1/2% Mo, 1% Cr - 1/2%
Mo, 1-1/4% Cr - 1/2% Mo commonly used in high pressure boilers and power piping. Argon backup is
recommended for the most critical applications.
AMERARC ALT is for TIG welding of aluminum magnesium alloys containing up to 3 percent mag-
nesium. It has good corrosion resistance.
AMERARC SST is ideally suited for welding most marine stainless steels including overlays. Piping,
tanks, valves and fittings are typical applications. Argon backup is recommended to prevent internal
corrosion.
AMERARC SMT with higher levels of chromium and nickel is especially well suited for welding
stainless steel pipe on LNG carriers and for other applications requiring superior corrosion resistance,
including repairs of stainless steel-clad tanks.
AMERARC CNT is recommended for TIG welding many copper-nickel alloys such as 70/30 and also for
overlaying other metals to improve sea water corrosion resistance.
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DESCRIPTION
The AMERARC XL PLUS Series Air/Nitrogen Plasma Cutting
Systems is especially well-suited for marine applications. The
machine is based on inverter technology, providing an exceptional
degree of reliability and low weight for portability. The 1O2XL Plus
model is available, rated for cutting 25mm thick material under all
conditions and 45mm under specific conditions (lower speed). The
machine can be operated from any primary input from 208 to 460
vac +1- 10%, single or three phase, 50 or 60 Hz.
The AMERARC Plasma machine can be used to cut any metal that
is electrically conductive. All steels, stainless steels, cast irons,
aluminum, and copper alloys can be cut easily, quickly and cleanly.
The combined effect of a high intensity arc and a hot, high velocity
plasma gas results in a very clean, high speed cut. Most surfaces
require only minimum cleanup and have sharp, well defined edges.
Piercing, beveling and gouging can also be done with ease.
APPLICATIONS
The plasma cutting process is especially recommended for:
• Routine maintenance onboard chemical carriers and other ves-
sels that have stainless steel, aluminum or other alloys not easily
cut by conventional oxy-acetylene process.
• Maintenance and repair on vessels where metal cutting must
be carried out in areas having little or no ventilation, where
acetylene fuel gas or oxygen leaks would present a major safety
problem.
• Routine maintenance on vessels that are restricted by the
charterer to only a few gas cylinders onboard.
• Major steel renewal programs on vessels operating in areas of
the world where the supply of larger quantities of oxygen and
acetylene cannot be assured.
AMERARC Plasma Cutting System
FEATURES
• Two-Year Warranty - Assurance of high reliability.
• Increased Output - For rated cutting thickness at higher speeds.
• Improved Torch Design:
- Torch Leads - Enclosed in a one-piece, heavy-duty flexible cable.
This provides durability and handling ease.
- ATC
1
cable connectors allow simple torch replacement, ability to
add extensions up to 24 meters (70 feet).
- Operator Friendly Handle - For ease and comfort, including
trigger latch.
• Standards approval - Canadian Standards approval; certified
to comply with standard CSA 22.2, No. 60.
• Tip Saver Circuit - Consumable parts last longer.
• Smart Start
1
(Auto Pilot) - Minimizes machine recycling,
restarts quickly.
• Smart Logic
1
(Over Voltage Protection) - Will not power on unless
correct input.
• Universal Input Power - Versatile - simple change, with proper cable
and plug units can be used with 208-460, 1/3 phase, 50/60 Hz.
• TRUE GUARD
1
roll bar provides easy transportation and protects the
front and rear of the power supply for unmatched durability.
• Portable - Goes anywhere there’s cutting to be done.
• High quality air filter included. Helps promote maximum life
of parts and good cut quality.
• IP-23C Protection Certified (Water Spray Test) - rugged,
durable for marine use.
• 7.6M/15.2M Torch Leads - select package to suit needs.
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NOTE: Initial shipments of the AMERARC PLUS series of plasma
cutting systems include the standard kit of consumable parts, plus a
“Sea Stock” of parts for the special needs of ships stores. Contents
of the kits, including a schematic, are illustrated on next page.
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TSL-100 TORCH - Innovative Design/Patented Electrode
Locking Mechanism
The new electrode is easy to install, no tools are required. The result is
precise tip and electrode alignment, providing more efficient operation
and improved parts life. This, together with the new trigger latching
feature and extended tip for maximum viewing of cut, provides more
on the job time for greater operating efficiency.
Torch Package - 6.1 meter length PCN 0931098
Torch Package - 15.2 meter length PCN 0931106
CONTENTS OF SEA STOCK KIT
Description PCN QTY.
Electrode 0980178 25
Shield Cup 0980186 3
Tip-l00 Amp 0980160 50
Standoff Cutting Guide 0980202 1
Start Cartridge 0980194 3
ADAPTER KITS
Adapter kits for the Model SL-100 Torch are
available to convert many competitive as well
as earlier Drew Marine cutting systems to
the new torch design. The conversion is quite
simple and results in an ideal way to gain the
benefits of innovative torch design and lower
cost consumables at reasonable cost.
AMERARC™ PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEMS
DESCRIPTION
High quality cutting and gouging
Severance Cutting
Output Current, continuously variable
Duty Cycle
Torch Model
Plasma Gas
Gas Pressure
Gas Flow
DIMENSIONS:
Height
Width
Length
Weight
1O2XL PLUS
25 mm
45 mm
15-100 amps
40 10A, 100% @ 65A
SL-100
Air/Nitrogen
4.8 bar (70 psig)
212 1pm (450 scth)
380 mm (15 in)
305 mm (12 in)
760 mm (30 in)
28 kg (62 lbs)
INPUT POWER: AMPS
208 - 460 VAC (± 10%), 1/3 Phase, 50/60 Hz
Voltage 1O2XL PLUS
208 96.1-phase
230 87, 1-phase
460 22A, 3-phase
Plasma
Cut Filter
How To Order
AMERARC P102XL PLUS
DESCRIPTION
AMERARC P1O2XL PLUS (with 6.1M torch)
SL 100 Torch and Leads, 6.1 M
SL 100 Torch and Leads, 15.2 M
P1O2XL Sea Stock Kit
Plasma Cutting Guide Kit
P1O2XL Electrode (5)
P1O2XL Tip (10)
P1O2XL Start Cartridge
P1O2XL Shield Cup
P1O2XL Start Off Guide
Plasma Cut Filter
Filter First Stage
Filter Second Stage
P1O2XL PLUS
0980145
0931098
0931106
0980152
0931080
0980178
0980160
0980194
0980186
0980202
0771015
0771023
0771031
Cu t t i n g Gu i d e Ki t
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Ground Clamp
Ground Clamp Whip
Electrode Whip (Stinger)
Safety Electrode Holder
AMERARC Accessories
For personal safety during welding or when handling hot metal,
AMERARC welding gloves and aprons offer maximum protec-
tion. Gloves should be replaced if they show signs of cracking or
embrittlement. For safety, protection and convenience, AMERARC
Arc Welding accessories are recommended for the personal use of
all welders.
Description PCN
Welding Cable 35 mm
2
0602012
Welding Cable 50 mm
2
0603010
Welding Cable 70 mm
2
0604018
Cable Drum with Crank 0605016
Electrode Whip (Stinger) 0614025
Cable Connector, Pair 0692054
Ground Clamp 600 AMP 0613019
Safety Electrode Holder 400 AMP 0614017
Ground Clamp Whip 0613027
A full range of auxiliary equipment is offered to complement
and match AMERARC Arc Welding Machines and
AMERARC consumables.
Cable Connector, Pair
(accommodates each size cable)
Cable Drum with Crank.
Ground Clamp, Safety
Electrode Holder and Cable
Are Available Separately.
The following chart compares Drew
Marine cable sizing (mm
2
of conductor
area) to other cable standards.
Welding Cable Comparison Chart
mm
2
CIRCULAR MILS AWG SIZE
26.7 52,620 #3
33.6 66,360 #2
35.0* 69,072 –
42.4 83,690 #1
50.0* 98,675 –
53.5 105,600 1/0
67.4 133,100 2/0
70.0* 138,145 –
85.0 167,800 3/0
95.0 187,483
107.2 211,600 4/0
*Drew standard sizes 35, 50 and 70 mm
2
Apron
Gloves
Chipping Hammer
Brush
Maximum
Location Distance from Welding Power Source to Welding
Amperage 1Ft = .3048 M
Ft 49 99 132 165 197 247 296 329
M 15 30 40 50 60 75 90 100
100 35* 35 35 50 50 70 **
150 35 50 50 70
200 35 50 70
250 50 70
300 50
350 50
400 70
WELDING CABLE SELECTION CHART
* Cable cross-sectional area in Square mm.
** Consult your Drew representative for unlisted
cable ratings.
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Description PCN
Welding Gloves 0616013
Gloves, TIG Welding 0813015
Welding Apron 0618019
Wire Brush 0626012
Wire Brush, Stainless Steel 0812017
Chipping Hammer 0627010
Face Shield with Headband* (Flip Front) 0615015
Face Shield with Handle* 9089013
Auto Darken Face Shield 0617011
Glass, Clear 2” x 4 1/4” (10) 0688053
Lens, Clear Shatterproof 2” x 4 1/4” (10) 0797052
Dark Glass SH8 2” x 4 1/4” (5) 0682055
Dark Glass SH9 2” x 4 1/4” (5) 0683053
Dark Glass SH10 2 “x 4 1/4” (5) 0684051
Dark Glass SH11 2” x 4 1/4” (5) 0685059
Dark Glass SH12 2” x 4 1/4” (5) 0686057
Dark Glass SH13 2” x 4 1/4” (5) 0687055
Lens, Clear, Shatterproof 60 x 110 mm (10) 0796054
Glass, Clear 60 x 110 mm (10) 0625055
Dark Glass SH8 60 x 110 mm (5) 0619058
Dark Glass SH9 60 x 110 mm (5) 0620055
Dark Glass SH10 60 x 110 mm (5) 0621053
Dark Glass SH11 60 x 110 mm (5) 0622051
Dark Glass SH12 60 x 110 mm (5) 0623059
Dark Glass SH13 60 x 110 mm (5) 0624057
*Uses 2” x 4 1/4” size clear and dark glass. Faceshields are each
shipped with a shade 10 dark glass.
Auto Darken Face Shield
The AMERARC Auto Darken Face Shield is a com-
plete face shield with fully adjustable headband and
the most advanced auto-darkening welding filter
available. The filter automatically turns dark the
instant (within 1/2000 second) the arc is struck and
returns to the light condition 0.2 seconds after the
arc is broken. In either the light or dark condition,
the filter provides ultraviolet/infrared protection to
shade 16. The unit is solar powered and requires no
replacement batteries. It contains one lithium battery
(10-year life) to insure operation in total darkness.
The auto darken Face Shield enables the welder to
strike the arc at precisely the spot where it must be
struck to eliminate the risk of arc burns, which is
especially critical in stainless steel welding. It also
eliminates the risk of arc flashes when welding in
confined, out-of-position locations or while tack
welding.
DREW Non-DREW
Type Lens 2” X 4 1/4” 60 X 110 mm
Face Shield Face Shield
Clear Glass “Waster” Plate 0688053 0625055
Shade 8 Dark Glass Under 0682055 0619058
Shade 9 Dark Glass 200 0683053 0620055
Shade 10 Dark Glass* Amps 0684051 0621053
Shade 11 Dark Glass 200 0685059 0622051
Shade 12 Dark Glass to 0686057 0623059
400 Amps
Shade 13 Dark Glass Over 0687055 0624057
Clear Shatterproof Lens 0797052 0796054
* Shade 10 supplied as standard with Drew Marine Face Shield.
Final shade decision must be made by engineer using equipment.
WELD
SIDE
EYE
SIDE
1
2
3
3
2
1
Face Shield with Headband
Auto Darken Face Shield
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SHIPBOARD APPLICATION
The AMERARC Gouging Torch is an effective metal removal tool for
fabrication jobs on ships in shipyards or in any instance where it is
necessary to improve productivity and profitability. This gouging torch
decreases the amount of time spent on weld removal, backgouging,
edge preparation, defect repair and many other metal removal jobs.
The AMERARC gouging torch can be used on all common metals.
Arc gouging with the AMERARC torch is fast, and it causes little to no
deformations because the heat input is so low.
OPERATING FEATURES
• Improved Torch Air Flow
Increases efficiency of air supply which provides for a faster
removal operation.
• New Four-Barrel Air Nozzle
Optimizes air flow to the arc. Efficiently cleans slag from groove
edge.
• Optimized Air Flow to Control Noise
Allows torch usage in areas where noise cannot exceed 115
decibels. Permits torch usage at lower air pressure and flow to
obtain acceptable grooves.
• Air-Assist Positive Air Shut-Off
Minimizes air supply unit cycling on and off. Permits torch usage
when air supply is marginal.
• Improved Cable Electrical Conduction
Decreases heat build up in cable and torch and improves
cable service life.
• Insulated Connection Boot and Hook-Up Kit
Increases ease of torch hook-up. Virtually eliminates the possibility
of arcing when contacting electrically hot parts.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Natural 150 Torch Angle - improves operator comfort
• 3600 Swivel Cable - decreases cable twist & strain on operator
• Positive Grip Handle - increases operator comfort & ease in
positioning the torch
• Reduced Weight - reduces cable & torch weight to minimize fatigue
• High Quality Cable Hose - offers high heat & abrasion resistance
• Rugged Construction - provides protection for the harsh environment
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Accepts
• Pointed Carbons (4 mm to 13 mm)
• Flat Carbons (10 mm and 16 mm)
Maximum Current: 1250 Amps
Compressed Air
• Pressure: 5.6 kg/cm’ (80 psi*)
• Flow Rate: 0.8 m3/min (28 cfm)
Torch and Cable Weight
• 2.4kg(5.4lbs)
Description Part No.
Complete Torch 01-082-002
1. Insulators and Screws 94-433-183
2. Upper Insulator (N/A) N/A
3. Lower Insulator (N/A) N/A
4. Lever and Screw 94-476-066
5. Valve Bonnet 94-104-016
6. Bonnet Wrench 94-960-001
7. Bonnet Only 94-104-012
8. Spool and 0-Rings 94-801-011
Description Part No.
9. 0-Ring (2 required) 94-710-036
10. Spool Only 94-801-010
11. Upper Arm 94-048-088
12. Head and Screw 94-378-368
13. Torch Body 94-103-206
14. Hinge Pin 94-632-094
15. Spring 94-800-077
16. Handle 94-370-163
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Description Part No.
Complete Hook-Up Kit 94-463-045
1. Male Gouging Connector 94-170-181
2. Cable Boot Cap 94-105-027
3. 4 WPC-R Connector 94-251-427
4. Pigtail Air Supply Hose 94-396-205
Description Part No.
7.11 (2.1 m) Cable Assembly 70-084-207
10’ (3 m) Cable Assembly 70-084-210
1. Retainer Screw 94-170-182
2. 0-Ring See Above
3. Connector See Above
4. Spring Washer 94-940-104
5. Flat Washer 94-940-103
6. Swivel Sleeve (N/A) N/A
7. Clamp (2 Required) 98-167-010
8. 7(2.1 m) Conductor 96-130-263
8. 10 (3 m) Conductor 96-130-261
9. 7(2.1 m) Cover 94-171-274
9. 10(3m)Cover 94-171-274
10. Insulating Boot 94-105-014
11. Female Connector 94-170-150

TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIFIC METALS
Carbon Steel
This material can be easily gouged or cut using DCEP
(reverse polarity). Normal conditions use a 35° electrode to
work angle with a maximum of 7 (178 mm) electrode
stickout. The air blast is always positioned between the
electrode and workpiece.
Stainless Steel
These alloys can be easily gouged using the same techniques
as described in carbon steel.
Aluminum
The electrode stickout should be no more than 3 (76 mm).
Be careful not to touch the electrode to the work surface,
as a carbon deposit will occur. The finish of the groove/
cut will require a stainless steel brush to remove the black
oxide (oxides not carbon) from the area. Recommend using
DC Copperclad
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electrodes on DCEP (reverse polarity). If this
doesn’t work well, then switch to DCEN (straight polarity).
Gray, Ductile and Malleable Cast Iron
These materials require a special operating procedure when
attempting to gouge with CAC-A. It is recommended that the
current range for gouging be 1000 amps or higher. This also
requires using 1/2fl (12.7 mm) diameter carbons or larger.
Attempts to gouge with smaller carbons will deposit refractory
slag (gray crystalline surface) resulting in little or no gouging
progress while burning up carbons.

Copper Base Alloys
Heat dissipation due to high conductivity of
these materials makes them more difficult
to cut or gouge than carbon steel. Use DC
electrodes with DCEN (straight polarity) at the
maximum amperage rating of the electrode.
ORDERING INFORMATION
Description PCN
Torch w/1 0 ft. Cable 0580010
Electrode Types/50 Pieces per Box
DC Copperclad Round PCN
5 mm x 300 mm 0581018
6 mm x 300 mm 0583014
8 mm x 300 mm 0585010
10 mm x 4 mm x 300 mm 0585119
16 mm x 5 mm x 300 mm 0585127
CURRENT REQUIREMENTS
Carbon Diameter 5 mm 6 mm 8 mm 10 mm flat 16 mm flat
Minimum Amps 200 300 350 450 800
Maximum Amps 250 400 450 600 1000
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Drew Marine Central Gas Installation (CGI) Systems comply with
the requirements of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD)
and the DNV (Det Norske Veritas) for new buildings or upgraded
gas supply systems.
Drew Marine CGI systems are engineered especially for the marine
environment. They provide a high level of safety as well as
convenience of operation and flexibility. These features are high-
lighted in the following brief description of the new “MANY-FLOW”
CGI System.
The CGI MANY-FLOW System uses a unique, unit-body, 3-gas-
control that accommodates two or three cylinder inputs, each with
integral check valve. The MANY-FLOW System provides a simple
method to customize the CGI system to meet the need of any ship.
In the event expansion is required, additional component sets may
be ordered.
Drew Marine also provides the necessary pipeline pressure regula-
tion, through deck fittings, operational safety placards and venting
and workshop outlet stations, for any requirement the owner,
shipyard or naval architect may specify. Our engineering staff at
Whippany or specialists at regional centers are prepared to assist
in the design, specification and installation, as well as testing,
of any standard or special custom need. Consult with your Drew
Marine Account Executive for full details.
ON DECK
A typical oxygen central installation includes cylinders, manifold
and piping, rigidly secured to a bulkhead in order to prevent the
possibility of unsafe condition in a seaway. Oxygen and acetylene
systems may be mounted together in the same room if the total
number of cylinders, both on line and in reserve storage, does not
exceed eight (8). The Norwegian Marine Directorate requires that
if the total of oxygen and acetylene cylinders exceeds eight, that
separate rooms must be provided. In either case, for safety, vent-
ing from the outlet on the manifold regulator must be provided to
a safe area outside the storage location.
AMEROX CGI Systems
Three-cylinder CGI oxygen manifold shown with CGI
regulator, vent, pipeline and pipe clamps.
The following major CGI Systems are available from stock in
Rotterdam, Singapore, and Yokohama. Spare parts and service are
available at most major ports.
Description PCN
Basic Gas System with Rack
Acetylene 2-cylinders with Racks 9082025
Acetylene 3-cylinders with Racks 9082033
Acetylene 2 plus 2-cylinders with Racks 9082124
Acetylene 3 plus 3-cylinders with Racks 9082132
Acetylene 1-cylinder with Rack 0511015
Oxygen 2-cylinders with Racks 9080029
Oxygen 3-cylinders with Racks 9080037
Oxygen plus 2-cylinders with Racks 9080128
Oxygen plus 3-cylinders with Racks 9080136
Oxygen 1-cylinder with Rack 0508012
Outlet Station Including Backfire Valves
With Cabinet, Complete 0517013
Without Cabinet 0739013
Cabinet Only 0514019
Cabinet, Left-hand Hinge 0514027
CGI Parts
Regulator (CGI), Acetylene 0518011
Regulator (CGI), Oxygen 0741018
Flexible Hose Assembly, AC 0787012
Flexible Hose Assembly, OX 0783010
Cylinder Rack Assemblies
Rack Assembly, 1 cylinder 9041013
Rack Assembly, 2 cylinder 9042011
Rack Assembly, 3 cylinder 9043019
Other Components
Pipe Bushing, Through Deck (19.5-28.5 mm) 9008013
Pipe Clamp (21.3 mm) 9006017
Outlet Connection Assembly*/ AC, Socket Weld 9060013
Outlet Connection Assembly*/ OX, Socket Weld 9061011
Outlet Connection Assembly*/ AC, Butt Weld
Outlet Connection Assembly*/ OX, Butt Weld
Placards: (Also available in Spanish)
Oxygen 9076028
Acetylene 9076010
Outlet Station 9076036

* Optional items, pipeline connection fittings to connect
to J.l.S. pipe standards where required by shipyard.
Complete systems for other combinations of cylinders, as well as
other gases such as nitrogen, are available on request. Engineered
systems for blanketing cargo tanks and boilers are also available.
CAUTION: CHEMICALS OR OTHER FLAMMABLE MATERIALS
SHOULD NEVER BE STORED IN THE CYLINDER COMPARTMENTS.
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Approved and specially
designed clamps and bush-
ings support the piping
system through decks and
bulkheads.
Reverse flow check valves
in the acetylene and
oxygen manifolds provide
isolation of the individual
cylinders at all times and
additional protection during
changeover.
Outlet stations offer optimum
control and protection for gas
welding and cutting in the
workshop. The system includes
an adjustable low pressure reg-
ulator, delivery pressure gauge
and backfire valve for each gas
– acetylene and oxygen.
Relief vent valves, which are required
by most agencies, are an important
safety feature. The manifold system
requires only one adjustable, high
pressure regulator which is preset for
maximum delivery pressure.
Retaining racks, with
easy-to-detach clamps
and bushings, keep cyl-
inders well secured while
under way.
The cylinders are connected
by a manifold system
(individual inlet connection
valves and flexible high
pressure hoses) for easy
switching of cylinders on/
off line. Each cylinder
is isolated by a non return
check valve. A cylinder
can be connected directly
to the system as supplied
by Drew or most other
suppliers.
For the utmost in safety,
40-litre acetylene cylinders
are kept in a separate
compartment. The system
operates similarly to the oxy-
gen system. No special tools
or keys are required
to operate the system.
The main workroom is fully equipped with
equipment, accessories and consumables
to perform arc welding and gas cutting and
welding; an outlet station which houses and
protects oxygen and acetylene regulators;
arc welding machine and cable, welding
table, AMEROX
®
and AMERARC

Ships
Cabinets which provide secure storage for
the welding consumables, and personal
protective safety gear.
t
The oxygen cylinder central compartment is sized to meet the cylinder storage requirements of the vessel. It
provides secure storage of welding gas cylinders onboard and ready access for the exchange of cylinders in port.
Locate one or more
satellite stations
wherever welding
may be required on a
frequent basis – such
as the ramp deck.
The satellite station
is equipped with an
outlet station, ships
cabinet, arc and/or
gas welding gear and
protective clothing.
A Central Gas Installation (CGI) System consists of various
components, allowing the controlled withdrawal of a gas from
cylinders through a specially vented regulator to a low pressure
piping system. For a single cylinder, the system includes the
regulator, outlet coil, mounting bracket, main shutoff valve, high
pressure inlet hose, and outlet connection fitting, for both the
oxygen and the acetylene cylinder. Optional racks to secure the
cylinders may or may not be included. Specify by the product
code number. For multiple cylinder supply, additional compo-
nents include a high-pressure manifold with individual manifold
valves with non return (check) valves to isolate each individual
cylinder. The Drew Marine Central Gas and Welding Outlet Station
System is engineered to meet specific needs aboard ship. These
systems provide safe and efficient operation under all conditions.
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All Drew Marine AMEROX

equipment, including Central Gas
Installation Systems, comply with the requirements of the
Norwegian Maritime Directorate. The shipyard is, of course,
responsible for the installation of the system including the pipeline
between the deck storage room and workshop. Drew specialists
are available in major shipbuilding areas to advise and assist
the shipyards in designing each installation to a specific owner’s
requirements. Pipeline clamps and through-deck bushings are
available as standard components.
The selection of a central gas installation system of appropriate
size and proportion should be based on the minimum capacity
required to satisfy the equipment onboard, with sufficient standby
storage capacity for typical voyages. For example, a minimum of
two AC 40 acetylene cylinders are required, on line, to supply one
1650 liter welding blowpipe. The oxygen manifold capacity should
be 1.5 to 2 times the acetylene capacity. Thus, a 2 AC + 3 OX or a
2 AC + 4 OX system is indicated.
AMEROX CGI Systems
FULLY CERTIFIED
Each workshop outlet station is equipped with backfire valves
(oxygen and acetylene), as well as pressure adjusting regulators
and pressure gauges, to provide an optimum and safe gas supply
at the point of use.
Two or more outlet stations can be supplied from one CGI system.
Drew Marine Central Engineering can design special systems
tailored to a vessel’s needs.
A workshop should also include as a minimum:
AMEROX
®
Ships Cabinet
AMERARC Ships Cabinet
AMERARC Arc Welding Machines
Gas and Arc Accessories
Safety Equipment
Workshop Outlet Stations
5-Liter Cylinders with Backpack Frame
PCN 9013012
For added personal safety and convenience, Drew Marine offers a
system of 5 liter water capacity oxygen (OX5) and acetylene (AC5)
cylinders mounted in a convenient, lightweight backpack. This
portable gas welding, brazing and cutting system allows complete
flexibility and ready access to all areas of a vessel while retaining
all the technical advantages of the normal 40 liter system and the
marine certified AMEROX equipment range. Available in selected
ports. (Cylinders sold separately)
Consult with your Drew Marine Account Executive or Marketing
Specialist for a complete system specially designed for your
new building needs.
SAFETY WARNING
It is extremely important to follow recommended safe practices
while using welding equipment and consumables. Always wear
suitable protection against ultraviolet and infrared radiation,
including face shield with proper shade lens, goggles, and gloves.
Always provide adequate ventilation to avoid exposure to harm-
ful fumes and to avoid possible accumulation of explosive gases
from a leak. For additional information, refer to the Drew Marine
Welding Handbook WP-10. The AMERARC Arc Welding Safety
Placard (PCN 9076044) is recommended for the workshop.
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A-22
AMERFROST A-134a refrigerant is the
ozone-friendly, chlorine-free hydrofluoro-
carbon (HFC) that has become the new
industry standard for use with medium-
temperature appliances. Ideal for retrofit-
ting CFC-12 systems, it can be used in
most marine systems utilizing water-cooled
condensers and reciprocating, screw, or
centrifugal compressors. It is suitable for
A/C and refrigeration systems with evapo-
rator/diffuser temperatures above -23°C
(-10°F).
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0830019
AMERFROST A-22 Refrigerant is the lead-
ing HCFC refrigerant for all types of ship-
board refrigeration and A/C systems. With
a boiling point of -40.8°C @ 1 ATM, it
is particularly useful for applications that
employ reciprocating compressors.
The outstanding properties of AMERFROST
A-22 refrigerant permit using smaller equip-
ment than is possible with other refriger-
ants. The result is space savings onboard
the vessel.
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0651019
The leading medium and low temperature
HFC refrigerant is used for both retrofitted
and new refrigeration and A/C systems. It
can be used in most marine water-cooled
condensers and reciprocating compressors.
This non-ozone-depleting refrigerant is a
good replacement for A-22.
AMERFROST A-404A has a boiling point
of -46.1°C (-51°F) @ 1 ATM*. Although a
blend, this refrigerant has a relatively small
temperature glide.
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0829012
*Bubble point temperature
AMERFROST A-404A
REFRIGERANT
HYDROFLUOROCARBON BLEND
AMERFROST A-22
REFRIGERANT
CHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE
AMERFROST A-134A
REFRIGERANT
ETHANE, 1,1,1, 2-TETRAFLUORO
Blend
56.0
64.8
45.0 (100)
23.8
256
1370
Medium Blue
DOT BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
Blend
56.0
71.8
52.0 (115)
23.8
256
1370
Chocolate Brown
DOT BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
Blend
56.0
71.3
45.0 (100)
26.3
256
1370
Rose
DOT BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
Blend
56.0
64.8
45.23.8 (100)
256
1370
Teal
DOT 4BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
CF
3
CH
2
F
56.0
76.8 (169.2)
57.0 (125)
23.8
256
1370
Sky Blue
DOT BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
Chemical Formula
Cylinder
Capacity (Water) (L)
Typical Weight kg (LB)
Gross w/valve & cap
Net
Empty
Dimensions (mm)
Diameter
Height with cap
Color
Cylinder Approval
VALVE
Outlet Connection
Type
REFRIGERANT
Nominal Purity
Stability
Toxicity
Technical Information
A-404A A-410A A-507 A-407C A-134a
Drew Marine reserves the right to refuse acceptance or exchange of a damaged, contaminated or otherwise unserviceable cylinder.
CHCIF
2
56.0
76.8 (169.2)
57.0 (125)
23.8
256
1370
Light Green

DOT 4BA/BW
300/400
CGA 668
1.030” x 14 NGO
Liquid/Vapor
99.8%
Excellent
Very Low
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For use in marine refrigeration and air con-
ditioning systems. A non-ozone-depleting
replacement for A-22.
AMERFROST A-407C has a boiling point of
-46.3°C (-46°F) @ 1 ATM*. This refrigerant
has a moderately high temperature glide.
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0571019
AMERFROST A-407C
REFRIGERANT
HYDROFLUOROCARBON BLEND
AMERFROST A-410A is a non-ozone-
depleting refrigerant developed for use in
new equipment and systems. It can be used
in marine air conditioning and refrigeration
systems.
AMERFROST 410A is a high pressure, high
capacity refrigerant. Although a blend, this
refrigerant exhibits no temperature glide.
The boiling point of AMERFROST 410A
is -52.7°C (-62.90°F) @ 1 ATM*.
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0572017
AMERFROST A-410A
REFRIGERANT
HYDROFLUOROCARBON BLEND
The leading medium and low temperature
HFC refrigerants are used for both retrofitted
and new refrigeration and A/C systems. They
can be used in most marine water-cooled
condensers and reciprocating compressors.
These non-ozone- depleting refrigerants are
good replacements for A-22.
AMERFROST A-404A and AMERFROST
A-507 have boiling points of -46.1°C
(-51°F) @ 1 ATM.*
Refrigerant Charge (Refills in kg)
PCN: 0808016
*Bubble point temperature
AMERFROST A-507
REFRIGERANT
HYDROFLUOROCARBON BLEND
PROPERTIES AND
PRECAUTIONS
PROPERTIES OF AMERFROST
REFRIGERANTS
STABILITY
AMERFROST refrigerants are generally
stable and non-corrosive.
NON FLAMMABLE
None of the AMERFROST refrigerants is
flammable or explosive.
LUBRICANT-COMPATIBLE
AMERFROST refrigerants are fully compat-
ible with lubricating oils commonly used in
refrigeration systems.
LOW TOXICITY
AMERFROST refrigerants are very low
in toxicity.
PRECAUTIONS
As with all shipboard chemicals, certain
basic precautions should be taken in order
to avoid unnecessary risks or accidents. If
in doubt, contact Drew Marine.
1. Always be sure to provide adequate
ventilation wherever the possibility of a
refrigerant leak exists. Refrigerant gases
can displace air from an enclosed space
and cause suffocation.
2. Avoid highly elevated temperatures
where decomposition occurs. Toxic by-
products are formed.
3. Never store cylinders in sun or in areas
with ambient temperatures above 60°C.
4. Do not abuse cylinders. Do not drop or
use cylinders as rollers. Do not lift a
cylinder by its valve or valve cap. Keep
protective cap on the cylinder when not
connected to a refrigerant system.
5. Avoid contact of refrigerant with skin. It
is low in toxicity but can cause freezing
or frostbite because of low temperature.
6. Avoid contamination of cylinders through
introduction of liquids or vapors from the
refrigerant system into the cylinder.
7. Do not apply open flame to cylinder.
8. Close valve after use and when empty.
SALES EXCHANGE REDEMPTION
GENERAL:
All cylinder deliveries are F.A.S. vessel at
normal Drew Marine ports of storage.
Refrigerant Cylinders which Drew Marine
will accept are limited to the following:
DOT/ICC 4BA 300 400
4BW 300 400
Drew Marine accepts no responsibility
for non-standard cylinders being landed
without prior consent in writing.
REFRIGERANT CYLINDERS:
ALTERNATIVE 1.
VESSEL RETURNS CYLINDERS FOR
EXCHANGE
Empty cylinders returned from the vessel
will be exchanged for an equal number of
full cylinders supplied by Drew Marine.
Customer is invoiced only for the con-
tained refrigerant.
ALTERNATIVE 2.
VESSEL REQUIRES ADDITIONAL
CYLINDERS
If the number of empty cylinders returned
is less than the number of full cylinders
supplied to the vessel, the customer will
be invoiced for the additional cylinders as
supplied as well as the contained refriger-
ant product provided in all cylinders.
ALTERNATIVE 3.
VESSEL DESIRES TO RETURN EXCESS
REFRIGERANT CYLINDERS
Drew Marine will credit the customer’s
account for the return of acceptable excess
refrigerant cylinders which were origi-
nally purchased from Drew Marine at the
original purchase price of the cylinders.
If excess refrigerant cylinders returned
were not originally purchased from Drew
Marine, credit will be issued for an amount
based on fair market value.
CYLINDER EXCHANGE
POLICY
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RECOVERY/RECYCLING/RECLAMATION
The Montreal Protocol and environmental regulations in most countries now mandate the recovery
of refrigerant from a system prior to beginning service work. While most marine systems contain
receivers capable of containing the entire system charge and that can be isolated from the rest
of the system, it may still be necessary to have recovery equipment onboard to meet current
requirements. In addition, with the rising costs of all refrigerants, it makes good economic sense
to recover as much refrigerant as possible and recycle it back into the system, rather than replac-
ing the charge with new refrigerant.
In addition to a recovery machine and charging manifold, recovery cylinders are necessary. These
cylinders can be used for temporary storage, or for landing used refrigerant for reclamation. Drew
Marine offers 56-liter 45-kg capacity recovery cylinders with dual port/dual valve connections in
many ports. 12-liter 10-kg capacity recovery cylinders are also available in select ports. Drew
Marine is also coordinating a reclamation program in several ports to help maintain an adequate,
ongoing source of supply of R22 for the future, to help keep the marine industry’s costs more
stable.
For all refrigerant handling, use and recovery/reclamation questions, contact your Drew Marine
representative.
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REFRIGERATION RECOVERY MACHINE
• Powerful 1HP (0.8 kW) oil-less reciprocating recovery compressor
• Exceptional compressor, condensing and cooling systems allow fast recovery in high
temperature environments
• Automatic low-pressure shut-off feature turns unit off when recovery is completed
• Suitable for all HCFC and HFC refrigerants
• Capacity: 0.22 kg/min. vapor, 7 kg/min. liquid
PCN Description
0882036 Refrigeration Recovery System 120 V
0882044 Refrigeration Recovery System 220 V
0882069 Recovery Repair Kit CR700 110/220
DUAL STAGE VACUUM PUMP
• Dual voltage design operates on 110V or 220V
• 6 cubic feet per minute capacity
Motor: 1/2 HP (.4 kW)
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
RPM: 1440@50Hz - 1730@60Hz
Voltage: 110-220/ 220/240 VAC
Internal Start: Yes
Capacitor-Thermal: Yes
Overload Protector: Yes
Oil Capacity: 0.9 liter
Dimensions: 430 mm x 145 mm x 265 mm
Shipping Weight: 13.7 kg
PCN Description
0704024 Refrigeration Vacuum Pump 6CFM (9 liters/min.)
REFRIGERATION CHARGING SCALE
• High capacity 100 kg/220 lb refrigerant scale
• Calibrated to strict NIST standards
• Removable metal scale platform
• Large high resolution LCD readout w/ 6° (1.8 m) coil cord
• Accuracy to .015% of reading
• Operates 60 continuous hours on two 9V alkaline batteries
Fully enclosed and removable metal scale platform enables use of product in or out of the
protective case. The ergonomic hand-held remote controller incorporates a 6 ft coil cord, a
hanging hook and is backed with a magnet for attaching to metal surfaces. Full mechanical
and visual overload protection.
Accuracy: .015% of Reading
Resolution: ±10g/(±1/4oz)
Platform Size: 223 mm x 223 mm (8 3/4” x 8 3/4”)
Weight: 2.55 kg/5.6 lb
Operating Temp: -10° C to 50° C/-4° F – 156° F
PCN Description
0129511 Refrigeration Charging Scale
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ELECTRONIC REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION
• State-of-the-art Cold Cathode Diode (CCD) sensor technology
• For use with all CFC/HFC/HCFC refrigerants
• 75 hour battery life (3 “C” batteries)
PCN Description
0820028 Automatic Electronic Leak Detector
0820036 Spare Sensor
ACCESSORY ITEMS
PCN Description
0129503 AC Ratchet Wrench, 4-way, N1000
0658015 Manifold System with Case, R12,R22,R502
0658023 Manifold System with Case R134A,R404A,R507
0698011 Gauge, Compound Blue - R12,R22,R502
0698029 Gauge, Compound Blue - HFCs
0699019 Gauge, Pressure Red - R12,R22,R502
0699027 Gauge, Pressure Red - HFCs
0700014 Charging Hose, Blue 1/4” X 60” (1.5 m)
0701012 Charging Hose, Yellow 1/4” X 60” (1.5 m)
0702010 Charging Hose, Red 1/4” X 60” (1.5 m)
0703018 Charging Hose, Black 3/8” X 60” (1.5 m)
0129529 Infrared Thermometer
• Simple one-handed operation, laser point sighting
• °C/°F select ability
0129537 Electronic Vacuum Gauge
• Handles 400 PSI of positive pressure
• 1/4” standard refrigerant connectors
• Includes adapter
0655011 Valve Adapters 1/4” (4/Set)
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WORK SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1. Always secure cylinders with racks, clamps or chains in an upright
position during storage, transportation or use. Do not use rope.
2. Always keep the cylinder cap securely mounted on the cylinder
during storage, movement or road transportation.
3. Never lift a cylinder by its valve or cap or with slings, chains or
magnets. A net or an approved cradle or platform is recommended.
4. Never hammer, pry or wedge a stuck or frozen cylinder top valve to
open and never use a wrench/spanner. If valve will not open by hand
set cylinder aside and notify Drew Marine.
5. Do not drop cylinders.
6. Do not allow grease, oil or other combustible material to touch any
part of a cylinder. This is particularly critical with oxygen cylinders.
7. Never strike an arc on a cylinder or expose a cylinder to high tempera-
tures from oxy-acetylene flame from a torch or any other source.
8. Cylinders must be stored and used at less than 130°F (54°C).
9. Keep acetylene cylinders well separated from oxygen cylinders during
storage. Six meters (20 feet) is a minimum separation unless a fire-
proof barrier is erected. Provide adequate ventilation at all times. Never
store cylinders with combustible materials (oil, acids or chemicals).
10. For safety, cylinder maintenance of any kind should only be carried out by
authorized personnel designated by Drew Marine. Any cylinder which has a
defect should be marked and set aside unused and returned to Drew
Marine at the earliest opportunity.
11. Always return cylinders with some positive gas pressure. Be sure
valves are closed after use in order to avoid contamination.
12. Cylinders should be used only to contain gas. They are not to be used
as rollers, braces props or work platforms. Avoid any condition which
might dent, nick or otherwise damage the cylinder shell.
13. Only qualified persons should handle, transport and use cylinders. No
attempt should be made to transfill gas between cylinders or to mix gases.
14. Use only correct and approved regulators and regulator connections and
other equipment in welding and cutting service with Drew Marine supplied
welding gas cylinders.
15. Refer to WRP-12 - Drew Marine Safety and Operating Instruction Booklet
for additional details.
WARNING
Oxygen under pressure may react violently in contact with oil, grease or other
combustible materials. Do not use oil on any welding or cutting equipment.
Pure acetylene forms dangerously explosive compounds with copper. Do not
use fittings in contact with acetylene which have a copper content greater than
65 percent.
Many materials that will only char or smolder in air will flare up in the pres-
ence of oxygen-rich atmosphere, e.g . clothing, gloves, cigarettes, pipes. etc.
Therefore, do not allow oxygen to permeate such articles.
Never use oxygen to blow dirt or dust away from clothing.
Oxygen leaks can be as dangerous as fuel gas leaks!
Inert gases pose a serious health hazard by their ability to displace oxygen in a
confined (non-ventilated) area. In absence of air in a confined area, occupants
face the threat of asphyxiation and death after a very short time of exposure.
It is essential that adequate positive ventilation be provided wherever inert gases
are being stored or used. Furthermore, every possible precaution should be
taken to make sure that all connections of inert gas systems are tight without
any leakage.
NOTICE: Drew Marine reserves the right to refuse acceptance or
exchange of damaged, contaminated or otherwise unservice-
able cylinders.
FOR SAFETY ONBOARD, SOME SAFETY
PROCEDURES TO REMEMBER
1. BEFORE USE, READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS IN THE SAFETY AND
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET WRP-12. ADDITIONAL COPIES ARE AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST.
2. Never allow oil or grease on any regulator or top valve. The combination of
oxygen at high pressure with the lubricant can cause a violent explosion.
3. Be sure all gas connections are tight. Leaks are potentially hazardous. If in
question, use soap and water solution to check for leakage.
4. Never use oxygen to blow off chips or clean clothing. It’s not air and can
cause injury.
5. A torch is not a hammer. For your safety, don’t use it as one.
6. Open cylinder valves slowly and when changing cylinders clean the valve
with a short blast of gas to remove any foreign material before mounting
regulator.
7. Acetylene is potentially hazardous when combined with copper. Use only
brass or steel in contact with acetylene.
8. Never strike an arc on gas cylinders.
9. Protect your eyes.
10. Only use approved AMEROX
®
equipment and parts.
11. Always close top valves tightly before removing cylinder regulators, even
when the cylinder is empty, and replace the valve protection caps.
Work Safety Precautions
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INTRODUCTION
The gas metal arc welding process, commonly referred to as
GMAW or MIG, is widely used in a number of forms in industry
and throughout the world. Most variations of the process are used
extensively in the shipbuilding industry. Most recently, interest
has developed in the application of the process for major repairs
and steel renewal onboard. Drew Marine has complete packages
available to meet the needs of ship owners/managers planning
such projects.
THE PROCESS
The GMAW/MIG process uses a bare electrode in the form of a coil
of wire, the end of which is automatically fed into an arc between
the end of the wire and the base metal. The wire is fed into the arc
at a constant speed set at the wire feeder control by the operator.
A continuous gas shield (which may be inert or chemically active
gas) surrounds the arc to protect the molten base metal. The
welding current is carried by a flexible cable to the contact tip at
the end of the torch where it is transferred to the wire. The shield-
ing gas flows to the torch through a hose to the gas nozzle.
In the MIG process, the arc length is determined by the arc voltage,
which is set by the operator. If the arc length increases due to a
higher melting rate, the welding current decreases automatically
to reduce the arc length. The opposite occurs if the arc length
decreases due to a lower melting rate. This is a very important
characteristic of the constant CV, type of arc welding machine
preferred for this process.*
*An alternate system, with more limited applications, uses a con-
stant current, CC, arc welding machine and an arc voltage sensing
wire feeder. The feeder adjusts the wire feed speed to maintain the
desired arc voltage.
There are several significant variations of the process such as the
flux cored arc welding process (FCAW), which uses a “hollow” or
tubular wire with a small amount of flux in the center to improve
the welding characteristics such as deposition rate and vertical or
overhead performance. Many variations of shielding gas mixtures
are used depending upon the metal(s) to be welded and the pro-
cess parameters. In some cases, sufficient flux is provided in the
core to eliminate the need for a gas shield. This type of wire is
sometimes referred to as an “air wire.”
The typical GMAW welding package consists of an arc weld-
ing machine, a wire feeder which may be a part of the welding
machine in some cases, a torch with an integral hose, cable and
casing/liner assembly, a supply of shielding gas (cylinder), a flow-
meter regulator and a spool of welding wire of the required alloy
composition and diameter.
WIRE FEEDER/TORCH
The wire feeder includes a spindle to mount the wire spool, an
adjustable constant speed motor and drive roll assembly to pull
the wire off the spool and feed it into the casing/liner assembly
of the torch, a gas solenoid to start and stop the flow of shielding
gas and digital display of the selected wire feed speed. The torch
assembly includes a gas hose to carry the shielding gas to the
torch and a flexible cable to conduct the welding current to the
contact tip at the end of the torch. At the contact tip the current is
transferred to the wire and a replaceable liner, sized to match the
wire diameter, in the casing.
Basic elements of GMAW (MIG) Process
Basic elements of the Flux Cored (FCAW) Process
The GMAW / MIG Welding Process
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Acetylene 2
Acetylene Cylinder-5 Liter 2
Acetylene Cylinder-40 Liter 2
Aluminum Brazing Rod (AL) 7
Aluminum Bronze Electrode (AB) 17
Aluminum Electrode (AL) 17
Approvals, CGI 32
Approvals, Electrodes 15
Apron 12, 13, 30
Arc Welding Machines 18, 22-25
Argon 3
Argon/CO
2
Regulator with Flowmeter 3
Argon Cylinder-50 Liter 3
Arrestors, Flashback 5, 10, 11
Auto Darken Faceshield 31
Backfire Valves 5
Backpack-5 Liter Cylinders 36
Blowpipes, Multiflame 2500/5000 5, 10, 11
Blowpipes, Welding 4, 10,11
Bronze Brazing Rod (BR) 7
Bronze (Wearing) Brazing Rod (WB) 7
Brushes, Wire 12, 13
Cabinet, Ships-Arc 12, 14
Cabinet, Ships-Gas 8, 9
Cable, Arc Welding 30
Central Gas Installations (CGI) 32
Chamfering Electrode (CH) 17
Check Valves, Backflow,
(see Flashback Arrestors) 5
Chipping Hamm er 30
Clamp, Hose 5
Classifications, Electrodes 15
Connector, Cable 30
Cutting Attachment 4
Cylinder Policy 1
Cylinder Racks 32
Cylinder, Technical Data 2, 3
Cylinder Trolley 5
Drum, Cable 30
Delivery Terms 42
Electrode, Aluminum (AL) 17
Electrode, Aluminum Bronze (AB) 17
Electrode, Approvals 15
Electrode, Boiler Tube (CRMO) 17
Electrode, Chamfering (CH) 17
Electrode Classifications 15
Electrode, Cobalt Chrome (COCR) 17
Electrode, Hard Facing (HF38, HF60) 16
Electrode, High Tensile (TE) 17
Electrode Holder, Safety 12, 13
Electrode, Low Hydrogen (LH) 16
Electrode, Low Hydrogen (LV) 16
Electrode, Nickel Iron (Nl 60) 17
Electrode, Nickel (Nl 99) 17
Electrode, Stainless (ST, STV) 16
Electrode, Stainless (SSMO) 16
Electrode, Steel (EO, EOHP) 16
Electrode, Steel (ER, ECEL, PIPE) 16
Electrode, Tin Bronze (SN) 17
Exchange Policy 1
Electrode Packaging 15
A
B
C
D
E
Face Shields 31
Flashback Arrestors 5, 10, 11
Flints, Gas Ignitor 5, 10, 11
Flux, Aluminum Brazing 6, 7
Flux, Bronze Brazing 6, 7
Flux, Silver Brazing 6, 7
Gauges, Content 5
Gauges, Working 5
Glass, Clear Shatterproof (Faceshield) 31
Glass, Dark (Faceshield) 31
Gloves 30
Goggles 5
Ground Clamps 12, 13, 31
Gases, Technical Data 2, 3
Gouging, Torch 32
Handle, Torch 5
High Tensile Electrode (TE) 17
Hose Clamps 5
Hose Joints 5
Hose, Twin 5
Hoses, Flexible, CGI 34
Ignitor, Gas Triplex 10, 11
Inverter, Arc Welding Machines 18, 22-24
Inverter, Plasma Cutting Machines 28
J.l.S. Standard (CGI Couplings) 34
Kit, Welding and Cutting 4
Kit, Spare Parts 4, 30
Lens, Clear, Goggles 50 mm 5
Lens, Colored, Goggles 50 mm 5
Lens, Shatterproof (Faceshield) 32
Low Hydrogen Electrodes (LH, LV) 16
Manifolds 34
MIG Welding Machine 18, 19
MIG welding torch and wire feeder, 21
Needles, Cleaning 10, 11
Nickel Electrode (Nl 99) 17
Nickel-Iron Electrode (Nl 60) 17
Nitrogen 3
Nitrogen/Argon Regulator 3
Nitrogen Cylinder-50 Liter 3
Nozzle, Cutting 4, 10, 11
Nozzle, Gouging 5, 10, 11
Outlet Stations (CGI) 36
Oxygen 2
Oxygen Cylinders-5 Liter 2
Oxygen Cylinders-40 Liter 2
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
Packaging, Electrodes 15
Packaging, Gas Rods 6, 7
Plasma Cutting Systems 28
Quality Assurance, Electrodes 15
Quick Couplings 4, 5, 10, 11
Regulator, Acetylene (CGI) 32
Regulator, Acetylene (Cylinder) 3, 5, 10
Regulator, Argon/CO
2
with Flowmeter 3
Regulator, Nitrogen/Argon 3
Regulator, Nitrogen Blanketing 3
Regulator, Oxygen (CGI) 32
Regulator, Oxygen (Cylinder) 3, 5, 10
Rods, Gas Aluminum (AL) 7
Rods, Gas Bronze (BR) 7
Rods, Gas Silver (SL60, SL45) 7
Rods, Gas Steel (MS) 7
Rods, Gas Wearing Bronze (WB) 7
Safety and Operating Instructions 2
Safety Electrode Holder 12, 13
Safety Precautions 2, 9, 14, inside back cover 34
Ships Cabinet, Arc 12, 14
Ships Cabinet, Gas 8, 9
Silver Brazing Rods (SL45, SL60) 6, 7
Socket Nuts 5
Spare Parts Kit 4, 10, 11
Stainless Electrodes (ST, SSMO) 16
Steel Brazing Rods (MS) 7
Steel Electrode (EO, ER) 16
TIG Rods, Aluminum (ALT) 27
TIG Rods, Aluminum Bronze (ABT) 27
TIG Rods, Boiler (CRT) 27
TIG Rods, Stainless Steel (SST, SMT) 27
TIG Welding Equipment 26, 27
Tin Bronze Electrode (SN) 17
Top Valves, Cylinders 2
Trolley, Cylinder 5
Twin Hose 5
Ultimate (Tensile) Strength 16, 17
Valve (Top), Cylinder, Standards 2, 3
Valve, Residual Pressure, 2
Washer, Regulator 5
Welding Apron 12, 13, 30
Welding Electrodes 16, 17
Welding Machines, Arc 18-25
Wire Brushes 12, 13
YORCALBRO, TIG Welding 27
Zinc Coated Cylinder, OX40,
OX5, N50, A50 2, 3
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
XYZ
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For full policy statement on terms and conditions, refer to the
reverse side of the delivery receipt.
Delivery of Drew Marine products is made at no charge in the
primary ports of storage listed in the current Service Directory
on an F.A.S. vessel basis. Special handling, launch deliveries or
deliveries outside primary ports are subject to additional charges.
Contact your local Drew Marine representative for details.
Advance notice may be required for delivery from primary ports
of storage to outports. Deliveries to outports are subject to
additional charges.
See Worldwide Price Book for details of availability of gases. If
a price is listed, the product is normally available in the primary
port of storage and can be delivered with advance notice to out-
ports with delivery charges applied. Oxygen (OX40) and Acetylene
(AC40) cylinders and refills are normally available at all DREW
WELDING PRODUCTS primary ports of storage. Other gas products
such as nitrogen (N50), argon (A50) and 5-liter (portable) oxygen
(OX5) and acetylene (AC5) cylinders and refills are available only
at ports where prices are indicated in the current price book.
Every reasonable effort is made to maintain adequate stock of
material in all ports where Drew Marine is represented. No liability
of any kind will be accepted or acknowledged in the event that
materials are unavailable at a particular time in a given port.
Except for returnable cylinders, no merchandise will be accepted
for return and credit unless approved by an authorized Drew
Marine representative at Drew Marine’s sole discretion. Damaged
or partial containers, obsolete merchandise, modified equipment
and products held by the customer for over one year are not
returnable. A restocking fee will be charged for all returns.
In order to assure product quality, the contents of gas cylinders
are not returnable for credit.
Product Policy
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