ANSVAWS A5.

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An American National Standard

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Filler Metal
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Miami.. American Welding Society 550 N.`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . ANSI/AWS A5. It includes a method by which the heat. Box 351040. P. testing.AWS A5..1992 Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines SupersedingAWS A5. concisely. LeJeune Road.01-87 Prepared by AWS Committee on Filler Metal Under the Direction of AWS Technical Activities Committee Approved by AWS Board of Directors Abstract This document provides a means by which the information needed for the procurement of filler metals to an AWS filler metal specification can be stated clearly.``-`-`.O. and certification requirements that are essential to so many of today’s welding applications can be specified in the procurement document.W.`.`.. lot.`. procurement guidelines.03 93 0784265 0503238 475 H Keywords -Filler metal. Florida 33135 --``. and completely.01-93 An American National Standard chemical analysis Approved by American National Standards Institute December 2.

these standards carry the full legal authority of the contract or other document that invokes the AWS standards. LeJeune Road. their provisions carry the full legal authority of the statute. With regard to technical inquiries made concerning AWS standards. In all cases. or made part of.O.. Miami. or sell any patented items.W. This standard is subject to revision at any time by the AWS Filler Metal Committee. Box 351040. However. classifications. Florida 33135 O 1993 by American Welding Society. Florida 33135. Users of the information in this standard should make an independent investigation of the validity of that information for their particular use and the patent status of any item referred to herein. or the regulations of other governmental bodies. Publication of a standard by the American Welding Society does not carry with it any right to make. In addition. --``.`. Box 351040. Guests are invited to attend all meetings of the AWS Filler Metal Committee to express their comments verbally. oral opinions are informal and should not be used as a substitute for an official interpretation. Comments (recommendations. use. it must be either reapproved or withdrawn.. A copy of these Rules can be obtained from the American Welding Society. To this end. documents that are included in federal or state laws and regulations. By publishing this standard. 550 N. 550 N. the American Welding Society does not insure anyone using the information it contains against any liability arising from that use. P. or deletions) and any pertinent data that may be of use in improving this standard are requested and should be addressed to AWS Headquarters. LeJeune Road. Procedures for appeal of an adverse decision concerning all such comments are provided in the Rules of Operation of the Technical Activities Committee. These individuals do not speak on behalf of AWS. and guides) of the American Welding Society are voluntary consensus standards that have been developed in accordance with the rules of the American National Standards Institute..Miami. and discussion of ideas and proposals that are relevant to the welding industry and the consensus of which forms the basis for these standards. nor do these oral opinions constitute official or unofficial opinions or interpretations of AWS. When AWS standards are either incorporated in. oral opinions on AWS standards may be rendered.`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . additions. AWS does not assume any duties to which a user of these standards may be required to adhere. methods.`. P. specifications.W. Where this contractual relationship exists. consideration. In such cases. AWS provides a forum for the exchange. such opinions represent only the personal opinions of the particular individuals giving them.O. It must be reviewed every five years and if not revised. recommended practices.``-`-`. International Standard Book Number: 0-87171-405-1 American Welding Society.`. All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America Note: The primary purpose of AWS is to serve and benefit its members.Statement on Use of AWS Standards All standards (codes. Such comments will receive careful consideration by the AWS Filler Metal Committee and the author of the comments will be informed of the Committee’s response to the comments. By providing such a forum. changes in or deviations from requirements of an AWS standard must be by agreement between the contracting parties. any changes in those AWS standards must be approved by the governmental body having statutory jurisdiction before they can become a part of those laws and regulations.

Jr. A. Bushey J. Jr. A. Harris" R. L. J. Harris Associates Newport News Shipbuilding Consultant National Electrical Manufacturers Association Chrysler Motors Techalloy Maryland.``-`-`. Larson A. Roberts D. Merrìck G. Ferree D. L. F. R. Laurenson G. A. M.Malik* M.Jud R. Kadìyala P. Christensen* R. S. A. Industrial Gas Division Consultant MAC Associates Materials Technology Center Stoody Company Teledyne McKay D. Quintana S. Daemen D.. L. Bateman* R. E.Merlo S. Ogata* J. L. P. W.Metzger* * J. Chairman R.. D. L. L. J. DelSignore H. Christoffel D. Helton W.E. Payne R.Hallstrom. Kammer* G. Jr. A. J.S.T." L.Heid D. Secretary B. H. LaFave. Anderson R. F.Ebert S. W. S. Crockett R. Hunt. Jr. B. M. E.Pickering.Personnel AWS Committee on Filler Metal The Lincoln Electric Company Elliott Company ïnco Alloys International American Welding Society Alcotec Electromanufacturas S A Carpenter Technology Corporation Alloy Rods Corporation Alloy Rods Corporation Consultant Consultant The Lincoln Electric Company Hobart Brothers Company Westinghouse Electric Company Exxon Research and Engineering Alloy Rods Corporation The Lincoln Electric Company USNRC-RI1 R.Mortimer C.. Caprarola. Null Y. J.`. Rozet AFML Consultant Department of the Navy Kobe Steel Limited Schneider Services International Wall Cohonoy Corporation Consultant General Dynamics Corporation Westinghouse Electric PGBU Canadian Welding Bureau Consultant *Advisor ** Deceased --``.`. A. MacShane L. C. W. Brown R. A. D.. Reid.`. W.A. Incorporated Eutectic Corporation Maryland Specialty Wire Union Carbide. 2nd Vice Chairman H. Reynolds. 1st Vice Chairman J. Peaslee E. Kotecki. Howes R. W. Fink G.`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS iii Not for Resale . Kurìsky N.

`. A. W. Secretary J. R. Fink B. Incorporated L-Tec Welding and Cutting Systems Thyssen Welding Products Haynes International. Sutton R. A..G. D. Sierdzinskì R. T. * Advisor --``. K. Thomas and Company Conarco. A.~ AWS A5. Wiche** w .Salvesen H.S. Wilcox F. Caprarola.`--- * * Deceased iv Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . Wiehe" W. Reid.01 73 W 0 7 8 9 2 6 5 050l124l TbT W AWS Committee on Filler Metal (Cont) American Bureau of Shipping Consultant Chicago Bridge and Iron Company SAE Alloy Rods Corporation Bechtel Group. W. Teledyne Wah Chang Consultant Arcos Alloys Consultant Consultant Consultant VSE Corporation P. Chairman H.`. Incorporated R... E. J . Timerman* R. Swain J . T. Pickering. Feldstein D. A. L. S. Tackett R. Wonder AWS Subcommittee on Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines Alloy Rods Corporation American Welding Society Teledyne McKay The Lincoln Electric Company Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Stoody Company Consultant J . D. Straiton* R. Jr.`. Shopp M. Merlo E. J. Jr. Lawlor M. Seth W. Winsor* K. W. Webster A.A. D.``-`-`. W. S. Wold T. Sayre" O. G. F. Thomas.

`--- AWS A5. Technical Services Division. was the result of work by a task group appointed by the Filler Metal Committee. The 1993 revision was prepared by a permanent subcommittee (the Subcommittee on Filier Metal Procurement Guidelines) which will continue to review specifications in accordance with guidelines of the American National Standards Institute. thereby avoiding delays caused by incomplete or incorrect filler metal descriptions and testing requirements. the applicable details are completely described in the purchase order using standard terms.01-87 . With it.`. but is included for information purposes only.. in writing. They should be sent to the Managing Director. Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines. 550 N.W..01-78 ANSUAWS A5. American Welding Society. Technical Services Division. Florida 33135. V Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale --``.``-`-`.`. Box 351040..01-93.`. Comments or inquiries concerning this standard are welcome. to the Managing Director. American Welding Society.AWS A5. Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines Use of the method described in this document can aid in procuring the required welding materials.O. P. The initial version of this document. published in 1978. Miami.03 93 m 0784265 0 5 0 3 2 4 2 9Tb m Foreword @his Foreword is not part of ANSIIAWS A5. A forma1 reply will be issued after it has been reviewed by the appropriate personnel following established procedures.) This document provides a method for specifying in the purchase order the information necessary for the procurement of welding filler metals to an AWS specification. Official interpretations of any of the technical requirements of this standard may be obtained by sending a request. LeJeune Road.

........ Supplementary Requirements -Department of Defense .......................... Definitions and Identification of Materials ...................................................................2 Alloy Identity ...................................................................................................................... 6.................................................................... 4........................................................................... vi --``............................................................................................ 8....................................4 Flux for Submerged Arc Welding and Brazing and Braze Welding 3 ............ .................................................... 8............................................ 7 A WS Filler Metal Specifications and Related Documents ............... 4......... 3 Manufacturer?s Quality Assurance System .. 4 8.................................................................7 Schedule K ....................................................................... Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal.....................................1 General Provision ................................Contents ......... 1 2 ....................................................................................... 6...........................4 Schedule H .........................................................................`........................................................ Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal................................................................. 6.................2 Definitions ................................................................................................. and Consumable Inserts ................... Certification ..................................................................... Core Wire for Covered Electrodes.......................................................................3 Identification of Consumable Inserts.........................3 Schedule G ......................................................................................................................... and the Sheath (Strip or Tubing) of Composite Electrodes ....................................5 Identification of Core Ingredients ............................................................. V List of Tables ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Inspection Requirements ............``-`-`............................................................... 6................................................................................................................................................................2 Schedule F ........ Foreword .................................................................................................................................................................................................. General Information ............................................................. Solid Electrode Wire............... 8....... Lot Classification ..............1 Introduction . Level of Testing ........ 6.............................................. Scope ........3 5........ Rods............................................................................................................................................ 4 4 6 6 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 Appendix .................................................................................... 6....4 Identification of Covering Mix ............................. Retest ................................................. 4..................................... 4......................................................... Introduction ..................................................................... 6...........................................................`............................................. Strip................... 2 5......5 Schedule I .............................................................................................. 7 .............................................3 Flux Cored Electrodes and Metal Cored Electrodes and Rods 3 5........ 7 A2 ................................................................................................................................................................... 4 ...................................................................................................................................................................................3 Responsibility for Compliance ......................... Personnel .......................................... 1 111 ........................................................ vii 1 ................................................................................................................... 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 5..... 6 ....................................`................... Page No . 7 Al ............ 4.....1 Covered Electrodes ...............................6 Schedule J ......`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale (Inside Back Cover) ....................................................... 2 5.................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 Bare Solid Electrodes and Rods..........................

....................... Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Covered Electrodes Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Bare Solid Electrodes and Rods Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Flux Cored and Metal Cored Electrodes and Rods Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Submerged Arc Electrodes and Flux and Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal ........................................``-`-`...........`...................... 8 ........................................AWS A5............................................................... Required Tests .......................................... Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Consumable Inserts A5 Example of Use of the Procurement Detail Form for Covered Electrodes A6 Example of Use of the Procurement Detail Form for Bare Solid Aluminum Electrodes and Rods A7 1 2 Al A2 A3 A4 .........................................................................10 Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale ........................... 10 ....................................................................`....................`--- ............................. 4 5 . 9 --``................. 8 Level of Testing Schedule I ................... 8 ............................................................... 9 .....01 93 W 0784265 0583244 7 7 9 List of Tables Table Page No .......................................................`........

`. Certification By affixing the AWS specification and classification designations to the packaging. A dry batch is the quantity of dry ingredients mixed at one time in one mixing vessel. Manufacturer’s Quality Assurance System 3. 1 Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . It also includes control of the inspection and measuring equipment. These quantities. Level of Testing. or combinations thereof. each manufacturer assigns a unique designation to each quantity.. 2. 3. blends.3 In the case of distributors who receive electrodes in bulk and package them for distribution. of this document) 4. and mixes. inspection.`. Definitions and Identification of Materials 4. This designation usually consists of a series of numbers or letters. In production.. The definition of these terms and the considerations that must be given to the identification of the components to which they apply are as follows.1 Introduction. the manufacturer certifies that the product meets the requirements of that :pecification. and the details of the procedures employed in producing the filler metal. vary in size according to the manufacturer.`--- Procurement Guidelines 1. dry blend.1 The certification of the product is accomplished through a quality assurance program. Such a program includes planning. surveillance. lots. as they are defined and used in this document. For identification purposes.1 Dry Batch. and certification of the test results. batches. Scope 3. refer to discrete quantities of the components used in producing a lot of filler metal. This document. 3. predetermined quantities so that satisfactory tests with a sample from that quantity will establish that the entire quantity meets specification requirements. This designation stays with the filler metal and can be used to identify the material later. which will enable the manufacturer to determine the date and time (or shift) of manufacture. 4. known by such terms as heats.`. wet mix. or the classification to the product. together with an AWS filler metal specification. testing. by which the manufacturer verifies that the product meets the requirements of this specification. The terms dry batch. in those cases in which identification is necessary.2.``-`-`. 4. It involves auditing of the activities and provides for developing and implementing any corrective action that may become necessary. documentation. as well as control of any nonconforming material.2 It is the responsibility of the purchaser to review the quality assurance program of the manufacturer for conformance to the purchaser’s specific requirements.01 93 0784265 0501245 605 Filler Metal --``.AWS A5.2 Definitions. the type and source of the raw materials used. or who repackage under their own label.. and heat. the distributor shall maintain an adequate control system to ensure that the package contents are traceable to the original manufacturer’s records. the components of the fiíler metal are divided into discrete. is intended to describe a uniform method for providing those specific details needed for filler metal procurement which consist of the following: (1) The filler metal classification (selected from the pertinent AWS filler metal specification) (2) The lot classification (selected from Section 5 of this document) (3) The level of testing schedule (selected from Table 1 and Section 6. however.

2 Dry Blend. 4.5. --``. consumable inserts. Covering identified by controlled composition (rather than by wet mix) shall consist of one or more wet mixes and shall be subjected to sufficient tests. The identification of the test procedure and the results of the tests shall be recorded. consumable inserts.2.2 Controlled Chemical Composition. A Class C1 lot of covered electrodes is the manufacturer’s standard lot. These tests shall include chemical analysis.3 Identification of Consumable Inserts.5 Identification of Core Ingredients 4. when added to a dry batch. rod. Core Wire for Covered Electrodes. Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal. 4.4 Heat. produce one or more wet mixes.2. to assure that all wet mixes within the lot are equivalent.2 Where significant chemical reactions do not occur in producing the metal (e.1 Covered Electrodes 4. Coils from mills that permit spliced-coil practice must be sampled on both ends and shall have no more than a single splice per coil. then mixed in a mixing vessel. Solid wire.2.2. Strip. a heat is an uninterrupted series of remelts in one furnace under the same remelting conditions using one or more consumable electrodes produced from a heat.4. induction melting in a controlled atmosphere or in a vacuum).1 Dry Blend.2.. a heat is the material obtained from one furnace melt.4. the producer of the filler metal).2. basic oxygen. This produces a larger quantity in which the ingredients are as uniformly dispersed as they would have been had the entire quantity been mixed together at one time in one large mixer. electrode core wire. may be used singly or divided into smaller quantities which.2. 4. A wet mix is the combination of liquid binder and a dry batch or a dry blend. the producer of the filler metal). consumable electrode remelt). Solid Electrode Wire. 4. solid electrodes and rods. 43. shall consist of mill coils of one or more heats from which samples have been taken for chemical analysis. electrode core wire.4.g. The identification of the test procedure and the results of the tests shall be recorded. A heat of metal for consumable inserts. electric arc.`--- 4. and brazing filler metals 1. These tests shall include chemical analysis. strip.4.3. rod. Coils from mills that do not permit spliced-coil practice need be sampled on only one end.1 Heat Number. 4.. and the sheath (strip or tubing of composite electrode wire and rod) is defined by one of the following.1 Where slag-metal or gas-metal reactions occur in producing the metal (e.1. Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . Lot Classification 5. 4.3 Wet Mix.`... Each remelt shall conform to the chemical composition range approved by the purchaser of the material (Le.4. depending on the method of melting and refining of the metal.2 Controlled Chemical Composition. A dry blend consists of two or more dry batches from which quantities of each are combined proportionately. produces a wet mix.`.. rather than by heat number. A dry blend. or a portion thereof. Core ingredients identified by dry blend shall consist of a single dry batch or dry blend.3 In processes involving continuous melting and casting (e..1 Class C1. the results of which must fall within the manufacturer’s acceptance limits.2 Liquid binder. when the liquid binder is added. brazing and braze welding filler metals. Analysis of coils is not required for aluminum or deoxidized copper filler metal. open hearth. mixed at one time in one mixing vessel. 5.’ The results of the analysis of each sample must be within the manufacturer’s composition limits for that material.4. Rods. Each melt shall conform to the chemical composition range approved by the purchaser of the material (Le.. as in the case of a dry batch.2. identified by heat number shall consist of material from a single heat of metal.g. 4. as defined in 4.2 Controlled Chemical Composition.`. in which case the addition of the liquid binder produces as many wet mixes as there were smaller quantities. as defined in the manufacturer’s quality assurance program. A dry batch may be divided into smaller quantities. 4. Covering identified by wet mix shall consist of a single wet mix for each lot of electrodes. Core ingredients identified by controlled composition consist of one or more dry blends and shall be subjected to sufficient tests to assure that all dry blends within the lot are equivalent. and the Sheath (Strip o r Tubing) of Composite Electrodes 5. and brazing and braze welding filler metal identified by controlled chemical composition.1 Wet Mix. strip..1 or 4. both before and after it has been applied to the core wire. core wire for covered electrodes.``-`-`. 4.5.2. argon-oxygen). the results of which must fali within the manufacturer’s acceptance limits.4. Solid wire.4 Identification of Covering Mix 4. 4. a heat is an uninterrupted series of melts from one controlled batch of metals and alloying ingredients in one melting furnace under the same melting conditions.g.

For metal cored covered electrodes.. and Consumable Inserts 5. A Class C4 lot of covered electrodes is the quantity of any one size and classification produced from one wet mix (4. 5.3..`--- a 5.2. Identification of the core ingredients shall be as specified in 4. A Class C2 lot of covered electrodes is the quantity.4. 6. Class 73 core wire shall be used (see 5. Class S4 electrodes shall be produced from one heat (4. 5.2). A Class F2 lot of flux is the quantity produced from the same combination of raw materials under one production schedule.4 Class T4.2 Schedule F. Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal. 2.2 Class F2. consecutive normal work shifts).5. and temper produced in 24 hours of consecutively scheduled production (ì. of one classification.2. or metal cored electrodes and rods.e. A Class S3 lot of bare solid electrodes and rods. 5. 5. consecutive normal work shifts). A Class F1 lot of flux is the manufacturer’s standard lot.2. brazing and braze welding filler metal.3. is the quantity produced from one heat (4.4. is the quantity. size.4 Class C4. not exceeding 100 O00 lbs (45 350 kg).A Class T2 lot of flux cored electrodes.. as defined in the manufacturer’s quality assurance program.1) or controlled chemical composition (4. and consumable inserts is the quantity of one size produced in one production cycle from one heat.`. of one classification and size produced under one production schedule from tube or strip identified by heat number (4.1. A Class T4 lot of flux cored electrodes. not exceeding 100 O00 lbs (45 350 kg). A Class S1 lot of bare solid electrodes and rods.1 or 4. not exceeding 100 O00 Ibs (45 350 kg). Class S2 electrodes shall be produced from one heat (4. Identification of the core ingredients shall be as specified in 4.1.1) or from material identified by controlled chemical composition (4. 5.2. A Class S2 lot of bare solid electrodes and rods.3.5.1) and one heat of core wire (4.4 Flux for Submerged Arc Welding and Brazing and Braze Welding 5.4.3 Class T3.3.3.1 Class T1.2 Class S2. as defined in the manufacturer’s quality assurance program. brazing and braze welding filler metal.3 Class S3.. Class C3 electrodes shall be produced from covering identified by wet mix (4.3. of any one size and classification produced in 24 hours of consecutively scheduled production (i.1) or controlled chemical composition (4.1. A Class C3 lot of covered electrodes is the quantity. consecutive normal work shifts).3. A Class C5 lot of covered electrodes is the quantity of one size and classification produced from one dry blend of covering mixture and one heat of core wire (4.5.2. and consumable inserts is the manufacturer’s standard lot.2). size. 3. is the manufacturer’s standard lot.3. “The product supplied shall meet the requirements of the applicable AWS Not for Resale . or metal cored electrodes and rods.2). of any one size and classification produced in 24 hours of consecutively scheduled production (Le.2 Class C2.1).1. not exceeding 100O00 Ibs (45 350 kg). The statement. --``.3.3 Flux Cored Electrodes and Metal Cored Electrodes and Rods 5.2). is the quantity. Class T2 electrodes shall be produced from tube or strip identified by heat number (4.5. brazing and braze welding filler metal. A Class 54 lot of bare solid electrodes and rods.3.1 Class F1.e. Level of Testing 6. or metal cored electrodes and rods.. of one classification and size produced in 24 hours of consecutively scheduled production (i.1) or from material identified by controlled chemical composition (4.2) and core wire identified by heat number (4. consecutive normal work shifts).3.3.2 Class T2.``-`-`. Identification of the core ingredients shall be as specified in 4. A Class T3 lot of flux cored electrodes.4.3 Class C3.1)? 5. For metal cored covered electrodes.2). 5. or metal cored electrodes and rods.3.3. brazing and braze welding filler metal. Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS 5.3.5 Class C5. 5.2 Bare Solid Electrodes and Rods.1 Class S1.1) or controlled chemical composition (4.4. not exceeding 100O00 lbs (45 350 kg).5. 6.e. 5..1) and one dry batch or one dry blend of core materials. Class ‘i2 core wire shall be used (see 5.3).1 or 4. 5.2). A Class T1 lot of flux cored electrodes.4 Class S4.1. The level of testing shall be the manufacturer’s standard. and consumable inserts is the quantity. form.3..3. and consumable inserts is the quantity. not exceeding 100 O00 Ibs (45 350 kg).1) or by controlled chemical composition (4.1 General Provision. The level of the testing schedule shall be selected by the purchaser from those listed in Table 1.2.`.2 5. as defined in the manufacturer’s quality assurance program.3. of one classification.3 a and temper produced under one production schedule.`. 5. form.3.

4 Schedule H. The results of both retests shall meet the requirement. The analysis will include those elements prescribed for that classification in the AWS specification. shall be supplied upon written request. Retest If any test fails to meet its requirement.1 Inspection Requirements. for each lot shipped 6. Supplementary RequirementsDepartment of Defense 8.7 Notes: a. Supplementary Requirements. A Certified Report of Tests shall be supplied for material from any production run of the product made within the twelve months preceding the date of the purchase order. 8. 6. For nonferrous material identified by controlled composition. for detailed alloy identity procedures).6 Schedule J. Lot Classification. when tested in that manner. 0 1 73 ~ - ~ ~ 0784265 05OLZL18 314 4 Section Requirements Schedule P The manufacturer’s standard testing Reference 6. 6. These tests represent a consensus of those frequently requested for consumable certification. The lot classification is the manufacturer’s standard. certification of conformance to the chemical composition limits of the lot shall be supplied..``-`-`. of this document. or from one or two new test assemblies or samples. For nonferrous material identified by controlled composition.`. for each lot shipped Kb All tests specified by the purchaser. they do not necessarily include all tests required for Schedule J.7 ScheduleK. filler metal specification.5 shipped J Au classification tests called for in the 6. the purchaser shall identify on the purchase order the specific tests that are to be conducted. The lot classification shall be specified by the purchaser from those listed in Section 5. b. or in place of.6 AWS filler metal specification. Chemical analysis of each lot shipped shall be supplied by the manufacturer. Some additional tests may be found in Section 8. that test shall be repeated twice.`. 6. of this document.4 shipped I Tests called for in Table 2. certification of conformance to the chemical composition limits of the lot shall be supplied. Lot Classification. the purchaser may require other tests such as testing after a specified heat treatment or alloy identity procedures (see Section 8.. 7. the manufacturer is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements (examinations and tests) as specified in Schedule K.3 Schedule G ._ _ _ _ _ AWS A 5 . the retest need be only for those specific elements that failed to meet their requirement. Table 1. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order.3 H Chemical analysis only.2 level G Tests of material from any production run of the product within the 12 months preceding the date of purchase order 6. A Certified Report of Tests required for that classification in the AWS specification shall be supplied by the manufacturer for each lot shipped. and the requirements that must be met. when tested in accordance with that specification” and a summary of the typical properties of the material. of this document. For nonferrous material identified by controlled composition. This schedule will apply automatically if a specific schedule is not designated. any of the tests called for in the applicable AWS specification. Lot Classification. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order. In addition to. Lot Classification.5 Schedule I.herein. A Certified Report of Tests called for in Table 2 shall be supplied by the manufacturer for each Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS lot shipped. for each lot 6. the procedures to be employed. The lot classification will be the manufacturer’s standard. The lot classification shall be specified by the purchaser from those listed in Section 5.`--- Table 1 Level of Testing . the manufacturer Not for Resale --``. of this document. The lot classification shall be specified by the purchaser from those listed in Section 5. Supplementary Requirements. 6. Specimens or samples for retest may be taken from the original test assembly or sample. In all such cases. The lot classification shall be specified by the purchaser from those listed in Section 5. however. certification of conformance to the chemical composition limits of the lot shall be supplied. For chemical analysis. certification of conformance to the chemical composition limits of the lot shall be supplied.. The tests shali be performed as prescribed for that classification in the AWS specification. for each lot 6.`. This will include the results of all tests prescribed for that classification in the AWS specification. For nonferrous material identified by controlled composition. 6.

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Sampling inspection.2. unless disapproved by the customer. 8. both ends of each rod coil shall be alloy identity tested immediately prior to the start of the continuous processing operation..6 may use “in-house” facilities or others deemed suitable for the performance of the inspection requirements specified herein. For continuous process operations where a single rod coil is drawn to finish size. or a combination of methods. The inspection shall consist of the examinations and tests specified in the procurement documents.1 Classification of Inspections. When required. metal sorting devices. The manufacturer shall provide and maintain an inspection system acceptable to the customer for supplies and services covered by this specification. the leading end of the first coil and the tail end of the last coil for each continuous process run shall be alloy identity tested. M o y identity procedures provide type separation through quality checks at all phases of production in the manufacture of filler metals.1.3 Responsibility for Compliance.1 Core Wire Alloy Identity.`. to ensure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements. all inspections shall be performed in accordance with the conditions specified herein and environmental conditions shall be ambient laboratory conditions. 8. Other Requirements? 4.2 Inspection Conditions.2 Multiple Coils. 8.1.``-`-`. Ail items shall meet all applicable requirements. or strip to be spliced during processing shall be tested for alloy identity just prior to splicing at the process station. 8. Qualification inspection shall be conducted at a laboratory satisfactory to the customer.2. this does not authorize submission of known defective material. Each end of rod.2. The customer reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set forth in this specification.`. where such inspections are deemed necessary. alloy identity procedures shall be specified in Procurement Detail Forms using Item III. except when splicing is done to repair a wire break without removing the wire from the process line.1 Single Coil. 8.1. Unless otherwise specified.`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale . wire. as part of the manufacturing operations. either indicated or actual. The test method may include chemical analysis. In addition. 8. See Tables Al through A7 (in the Appendix) for Procurement Detail Forms and examples of their use. The inspection requirements specified herein are classified as follows: (a) Qualification inspection (b) Quality conformance inspection 8. 8.`.3 Quaiification Inspection. each end of each coil to be spliced shall be alloy identity tested at the process station just prior to splicing..2 Alloy Identity.. The absence of any inspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve the contractor of the responsibility of ensuring that all products or supplies submitted for acceptance comply with all requirements of the contract.1. Both ends of each coil drawn to finish size shall be tested for alloy identity prior to cutting into electrode core wire lengths. --``. The inspections set forth in this specification shali become a part of the manufacturer’s overall inspection system or quality program. straightened and cut to length without removal from the machine. nor does it commit the customer to accept defective material.1. is an acceptable practice to ascertain conformance to requirements. When multiple coils are to be spliced during continuous processing operations. however.

The lot classification is as defined in 5.. testing requirements and procedures. The of the lot in this case. uniform manner. as the filler metal specification requires). (4. They could also serve as a basis for efficient communication between departments within an organization (e. for the lot shipped.3. and soundness tests.`.g. used in conjunction with these Procurement Guidelines.1 requires for the classification of E7018 electrodes. an H4 supplemental designator.1. it is not mandatory and does not form a part Of the specification* Its purpose is to provide descriptive information and examples that will aid in the use of A5. The lot classification. lot classification.. and the moisture content of the covering (for lowhydrogen electrodes.2 and the level of testing is that which the purchaser has specified in Item III. provide a basis for specifying in a procurement document the filler metal requirements in a precise. Example 4: The requirements here are the same as in Example 3.01. The Forms in through A5 are suggested forms intended to serve as a check list for detailing filler metal requirements for procurement. reproducible. 0 1 93 Appendix (This Appendix is not a part of ANSUAWS A5. and testing requirements would be specified in a purchase order for 1000 pounds (453 kg) of 3/16 in.8 mm) diameter E7018 electrodes. Other 7 Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale --``. the four examples demonstrate the manner in which different packaging.``-`-`.= 0784265 0501251 909 = ~ ~~~ AWS A 5 . and the supplemental designator is H4R. impact. Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines. The complete list of filler metal specifications is given for reference in the back of this document. is given in 5. and. Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines. In Table A6.`--- Guide to AWS Filler Metal Procurement Guidelines . the tensile.) Al. A2. supplementaldesignators. a certificate showing the results of all tests ANSIIAWS A5. See Tables 1 and 2. a certificate showing the results of the chemical analysis. except as the purchaser specifies. except that the electrode length is 18 in. for the lot shipped. in this case. The differences are summarized This guide is appended to the specification as a source of infomation.. is the manufacturer’s standard lot (see 5.1.. General Information The general requirements. method of manufacture. Introduction A7.`.1. and packaging for filler metals are specified in the filler metal specification and are not intended to be duplicated or modified in this specification.1). Those specifications.01-93. and. but is included for information only. Example 3: Requuements include Ib unit packages. Examples of the manner in which the Procurement Detail Forms might be used are given in Tables A6 and Example 2: Requirements include 10 lb unit packages. Example 1: The test and certification requirements specified are those the manufacturer of the electrodes uses as “standard practice” in the conduct of the manufacturer’s business (see Table 1in the body of this specification).`. a -1 (read as “dash one”) supplemental designator. identification. communication between welding or production departments and purchasing concerning the specific requirements for filler metal to be procured).

Certification and Testing A. Coil without Support 4.10. except that the mechanical property tests (strength and toughness) would be conducted on weld metal obtained from the test assembly after the assembly had been given a postweld heat treatment at 1200 & 2S°F (650 k 15OC) for 12 hours with the heating and cooling rates specified in Item III. if required E.1 through 6. Length (for rods) G. 4. the tests to be conducted are those called for in Table 2.. Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale --``. Lot Classification (5. In both cases. AWS Specification C. I. Those tests. Diameter F. Table A7 demonstrates the use of the Procurement Detail Form for listing the requirements for obtaining straight lengths (rods) and spooled (electrode) aluminum filler metal to filler metal specification ANSI/AWS A5.`. Other II. Other Requirements.1)* B. Rim (reel) 5. Drum 6. Other II. Level of Testing (6. 6.1 through 6. the requirements of the AWS specification apply (see the Certification and Acceptance clauses in the body and the explanation of each in the Appendix of the specification invoked in U3 above). Diameter F. AWS Specification C. Carton 2. Length G. AWS Classification Table A3 Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Flux Cored and Metal Cored Electrodes and Rods D. Certification and Testing A. General A. Straight Lengths 7.`--- B. if required E.7)* Table A l Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Covered Electrodes ____ I. Coil with Support 3.8 Requirements. Other Requirements * Where specific informationis not given (left blank).7)* III. AWS Classification D. Coil With Support 3. Certification and Testing A. Diameter F. The tests for aluminum rods are different from those for aluminum electrodes. Spool 2. Lot Classification (5. Level of Testing (6.3)* B. Level of Testing (6.. General A. as indicated by Schedule I (see Table 1 for description). Can 3..2)* B. Lot Classification (5. Quantity III. if required E. Unit Package Type and Weight 1. but no other requirements are specified in this case.`.``-`-`. Supplemental Designators. AWS Classification D. Other Requirements * Where specific information is not given (left blank). the requirements of the AWS specification apply (see the Certification and Acceptance clauses in the body and the explanation of each in the Appendix of the specification invoked in IB above). 5. Supplemental Designators. in this case. Supplemental Designators.`. the requirements of the AWS specification apply (see the Certification and Acceptance clauses in the body and the explanation of each in the Appendix of the specification invoked in IB above).7)* III. Example 5 is for rods and Example 6 is for spooled electrodes. Quantity B. General A. Quantity B. C.1 through 6. Coil Without Support Rim (Reel) Drum Other II. Specification for Bare Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods. Table A2 Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Bare Solid Electrodes and Rods I. Spool 2. Unit Package Type and Weight 1. Other Requirements * Where specific information is not given (left blank). AWS Specification . would be the tests required for classification of the electrode. Unit Package Type and Weight 1.

Style F.4)* B. according to the style.`. Rim (reel) 5.7)* III. D m 6. Lot Classification(5..``-`-`. AWS Classification D.7)b III. Certification and Testing A. Table A5 Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Consumable Inserts I. Coil with Support 3. Spool 2.. if required E.`--- I. Unit Package Type and Weight 1. Shape (Class) E. Box or Drum (for flux) 7.1 through 6. AWS Specification C.`. Certification and Testing A. Other Requirements * Where specific information is not given (left blank). Lot Classification (5. Bag. Supplemental Designators. AWS Specification C.`. AWS Classification D. Other II.2)b B. General A. Coil without Support 4. Other Requirements Notes: a. Diameter F.. Quantity B. b. the requirements of the AWS specificationapply (see the Certificationand Acceptance clauses in the body and the explanation of each in the Appendix of the specificationinvoked in IB above).AWS AS-O3 9 3 m 0784265 0 5 0 3 2 5 3 7 8 1 m 9 Table A4 Suggested Procurement Detail Form for Submerged Arc Electrodes and Flux and Brazing and Braze Welding Filler Metal Electrode Flux A. the requirements of the AWS specification apply (see the Certificationand Acceptance clauses in the body and the explanation of each in the Appendix of the specificationinvoked in IB above. Number of pieces or feet. Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale --``. General . Where specificinformation is not given (left blank).2 and 5. Quantity* B. Level of Testing (6.1 through 6. Size II. Level of Testing (6.

Other Requirements - - 5 lbs - Class S2 Schedule I Class S2 Schedule I None None --``. A5.`.1 E7018 1000 lbs A5. Drum 6 . Lot Classification B. AWS Classification D. 6 400 lbs A5.. General A. Carton 2. Level of Testing III. Length G.10 ER4043 3/64 in.The strength and toughness of the weld metal must meet specification require ments after a postweld heat treatment at 1200 2 25" F for 12 hours. E7018 H4R 3/16 in.`. - 4 in. E7018 H4 3/16 in. Certification and Testing A. The heating and cooling rates above 600' F shall not exceed 200" Fhour. Diameter F. 14 in.. AWS Specification C._-__ AWS A5-O3 9 3 m 0784265 0 5 0 3 2 5 4 638 m 10 a Table A6 ExamDie of Use of the Procurement Detail Form for Covered Electrodes Examples I.1 A5. 36 in. III. Unit Package Type and Weight 1.. 18 in. Other II. Coil without Support 4.1 E7018 1000 lbs 1000 lbs 3/16 in. Straight Lengths II. 4 only) Table A7 Example of Use of the Procurement Detail Form for Bare Solid Aluminum Electrodes and Rods I. AWS Specification C. Spool 2.10 R4043 3/32 in. Diameter E. Level of Testing 1 2 3 4 1000 lbs A5. Quantity B. Lot Classification B. 14 in. Coil with Support 3.. Other Requirements (Example No. Length F. Supplemental Designators E.``-`-`. Rim (reel) 5.1 3/16 in. 5 Certification and Testing A. 1000 lbs A5. Can 3. 10 lb 10 lb 10 lb -1 50 lb c1 c1 c3 c2 Schedule F Schedule I Schedule J Schedule K The lots of electrodes that are shipped must meet all classification test requirements of the specification.`. Unit Package Type and Weight 1. 1lb - - General A. 14 in. AWS Classification D. Quantity B.`--- Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS - Not for Resale .

19 Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Flux Cored Arc Welding A5.16 Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding A5.13 Specification for Nickel and Nickel Alloy Bare Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.4 Specification for Low Alloy Steel Covered Arc Welding Electrodes A5.23 Specificationfor Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.W.17 Specification for Carbon Steel Filler Metals for Gas Shielded Arc Welding A5.AUS A 5 . Box 351040. contact the Order Department. A4.26 Specificationfor Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Electrodesfor Electrogas Welding A5.20 A5.O 1 9 3 0784265 0501255 554 AWS Designation Title FMC Filler Metal Comparison Charts Standard Proceduresfor Calibrating Magnetic Instrumentsto Measure the Delta Ferrite A4.11 Specification for Nickel and Nickel Alloy Welding Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding A5.O. P.`.31 Specificationfor Fluxes for Brazing and Braze Welding For ordering information..`--- AWS Filler Metal Specifications and Related Documents . and Ferritic Steel Weld Metal Produced by Arc Welding A5.22 Specificationfor Flux Cored Corrosion-ResistingChromium and Chromium-Nickel Steel Electrodes Specification for Low Alloy Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding A5.24 A5.5 Specification for Covered Copper and Copper Alloy Arc Welding Electrodes A5. Florida 33135. Copyright American Welding Society Provided by IHS under license with AWS No reproduction or networking permitted without license from IHS Not for Resale --``.28 Specification for Low Alloy Steel Filler Metals for Gas Shielded Arc Welding A5.6 A5. LeJeune Road.2 Content of Austenitic and Duplex Austenitic-Ferritic Stainless Steel Weld Metal Standard Methodsfor Determinationof the Diffusible Hydrogen Content of Martensitic.18 Specification for Magnesium Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.14 Specification for Welding Electrodes and Rods for Cast Iron A5.`. Phone: 1-800-334-9353.``-`-`.21 Specificationfor Composite Surfacing Welding Rods and Electrodes A5.8 Specification for Bare Stainless Steel Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.30 Specification for Consumable Inserts A5.7 Specificationfor Copper and Copper Alloy Bare Welding Rods and Electrodes Specification for Filler Metals for Brazing and Braze Welding A5..3 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Electrodesfor Shielded Metal Arc Welding Specification for Stainless Steel Welding Electrodesfor Shielded Metal Arc Welding A5.25 Specification for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Electroslag Welding A5.29 Specification for Low Alloy Steel Electrodesfor Flux Cored Arc Welding A5.15 Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.01 Filler Metal ProcurementGuidelines Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodesfor Shielded Metal Arc Welding A5.9 Specification for Bare Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods A5.3 Bainitic.12 Specification for Tungsten and Tungsten Alloy Electrodes for Arc Welding and Cutting Specification for Solid Surfacing Welding Rods and Electrodes A5.1 Specification for Carbon and Low Alloy Steel Rods for Oxyfuel Gas Welding A5. 550 N. Miami.2 A5.1 O A5..`.27 Specification for Copper and Copper Alloy Rods for Oxyfuel Gas Welding A5. American Welding Society.