The wire has been formulated to provide low-temperature impact toughness for critical applications, including offshore drilling rigs, transmission and process piping, jackup rig fabrication and shipbuilding. Low diffusible hydrogen levels and low moisture pickup further mitigate the risk of cracking. This gas-shielded low alloy wire consistently maintains good mechanical properties in the as-welded condition and after post-weld stress relief. It creates a weld deposit containing less than 1 % nickel and less than 248 HV10 hardness, allowing it to meet NACE requirements demanded by many oil and gas applications. The wire creates welds with a tensile strength of 93,000 psi and a yield strength of 80,000 psi.
Hobart Brothers Company