1 Continued on pages 2 - 29... Recommended ESAB Filler Metals for Welding the ASTM Steels The following lists the ESAB filler metals which can be used to weld the following ASTM steels. Those steels which have been discontinued as of 1990 in the ASTM Book of Standards have been deleted. Properties and chemical deposits can change depending on your specific welding conditions.  No attempt has been made to recommend welding procedures since they vary with the process being used, metal thickness, carbon content, alloy content and other factors. Preheat temps are suggested ranges for different types of steels. Check your welding procedure for a more specific preheat temperature. When more than one filler metal is listed, consult the individual product listings in this booklet and select the one most suitable for your application. PREHEAT TEMP.: NOTES: A -   250-350°F (121-177°C) SMAW -   Shielded Metal Arc Welding AA -   Atom Arc NA -   Nickel Arc
B
-   350-450°F (177-232°C)
GMAW -   Gas Metal Arc Welding AR -   Arcaloy NC -   Nicore C -   500-600°F (260-316°C) SAW -   Submerged Arc Welding AS -   Alloy Shield SA -   Spoolarc D -   600-800°F (316-427°C) FCAW  -   Flux Cored Arc Welding CB -   Core-Bright SB -   Shield-Bright MCAW -   Metal Cored Arc Welding CS -   Coreshield SW -   Sureweld CW -   Coreweld UM -   Unionmel DS -   Dual Shield WA -   Wear-Arc WM -   Wear-O-Matic
A1-84
All Weights
D
AA:  10018MM; AR:  310, 312
AR:  ER310, ER312
DS:  9000D1
A2-80
All Classes
D
AA:  9018CM, 10018CM;
AR:  ER310, ER312
DS:  T-95-B3, 9000-B3, 98-CM
AR:  310, 312
SB:  312
A3-87
Grade 1&2
SW:  AP-100, 10P, SW-14,
SA:  29S, 82, 86, 87HP
DS:  111AC, T-75, SP, 7000,
SW-15, SW-15IP
(Ultra: R-70, 7100, II 70, II 71);
CW:  70, 71, Ultra
A27-87 All
A
AA:  7018, 7018-1
SA:  29S, 82, 86, 87HP
DS:  111AC, 7000, II 70T-12, T-75,
UM 350/SA 81, UM 50/SA 81
(Ultra: R-70, 7100, II 70, II 71);
CW:  70, 71, Ultra
A36-88b
A
SW:  SW-14, SW-15, SW-15IP,
SA:  29S, 82, 86, 87HP
DS:  111AC, 7000, II 70T-12, T-75,
7024; AA:  7018, 8018
UM 80/SA 81, UM 429/SA81
(Ultra: R-70, II 70, II 71);
CW:  70, 71, Ultra; CS:  40, 11, 7
A47-84
All
C
NA:  99, 55, 550
NC:  55
A48-83
All
C
NA:  99, 55, 550
NC:  55
A49-87
AA:  10018MM
DS:  II 100D1, II 100
A53-88a
SW:  AP-100, 10P, SW-14;   
SA:  29S, 82, 86, 87HP
DS:  111AC, 7000, II 70T-12, T-75,
AA: 7018
UM 350/SA 81 (S.R.)
(Ultra: R-70, 7100, II 70, II 71);
CW:  70, 71, Ultra
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