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Dual Shield T-5 is a basic slag flux cored wire that produces crack resistant, highly ductile weld deposits. The small diameter wires, such as .045 & 1/16" diameters can be used out-of-position. The arc characteristics are globular but can be improved with the use of argon mixes. Dual Shield T-5 is recommended for medium to heavy fabrication of many mild steels where superior toughness and crack resistance are required. It is a good choice for mild steel or when being joined to quenched and tempered low alloy high strength steels. The weld metal analysis is similar to an E7018 or E7018-1 low hydrogen electrode.

Where To Buy


  • Civil Construction
  • Railcars
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Industrial and General Fabrication

Welding Process

  • Welding-FCAW - Flux Core Arc Welding


Typical Tensile Properties

75% Ar - 25% CO2
Condition Elongation Reduction in Area Stress Relieved Temperature Stress Relieved Testing Time Tensile Strength Yield Strength
Stress Relieved 34 % 76 % 1150 °F 2 hr 74 ksi 52 ksi
As Welded 31 % 71 % - - 81 ksi 68 ksi

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

75% Ar - 25% CO2
Condition Impact Value Stress Relieved Testing Temp Stress Relieved Testing Time Testing Temperature
Stress Relieved 174 ft-lb 1150 °F 2 hr 0 °F
Stress Relieved 131 ft-lb 1150 °F 2 hr -20 °F
Stress Relieved 103 ft-lb 1150 °F 2 hr -40 °F
Stress Relieved 93 ft-lb 1150 °F 2 hr -60 °F
As Welded 96 ft-lb - - 0 °F
As Welded 81 ft-lb - - -20 °F
As Welded 71 ft-lb - - -40 °F
As Welded 59 ft-lb - - -60 °F

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

75% Ar - 25% CO2
0.007 %1.45 %0.066 %0.013 %0.52 %

Approvals: TUV
Classifications: ASME SFA 5.36; ASME SFA 5.20; AWS A5.36; E71T5-M21P6-CS1-H4; AWS A5.36; E71T5-M21A6-CS1-H4; AWS A5.20; E71T-5C-JH4/T-5M-JH4

Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.


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