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    Covered electrodes for welding - Low and intermediate alloy steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and low and intermediate alloy steels

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1999

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1553.2:1999 COVERED ELECTRODES FOR WELDING - LOW AND INTERMEDIATE ALLOY STEEL ELECTRODES FOR MANUAL METAL-ARC WELDING....
    4 - PREFACE
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.3.1 Shall
    7 - 1.3.2 Should
    7 - 1.4 CLASSIFICATION AND DESIGNATION
    7 - 1.4.1 Basis of classification
    7 - 1.4.2 Designation
    9 - SECTION 2 PROPERTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
    9 - 2.1 GENERAL
    9 - 2.1.1 Manufacture
    9 - 2.1.2 Qualification tests
    9 - 2.1.3 Conformance tests
    9 - 2.1.4 Number of test specimens
    9 - 2.1.5 Retests
    9 - 2.2 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
    9 - 2.3 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    9 - 2.3.1 Soundness
    9 - 2.3.2 All-weld-metal properties
    20 - 2.4 DIFFUSIBLE HYDROGEN CONTENT
    21 - 2.5 COATING MOISTURE ABSORPTION RESISTANCE
    22 - 2.6 ELECTRODE EFFICIENCY-IRON POWDER ELECTRODES
    22 - 2.7 FILLET WELD REQUIREMENTS
    22 - 2.8 SIZE OF ELECTRODES
    22 - 2.8.1 Core
    23 - 2.8.2 Length
    23 - 2.9 CORE WIRE
    23 - 2.10 FLUX COVERING
    24 - 2.11 BARED ENDS
    24 - 2.11.1 Holder end
    24 - 2.11.2 Arc end
    24 - 2.12 IDENTIFICATION
    24 - 2.13 PACKING
    24 - 2.14 MARKING
    25 - 2.15 GENERAL SAFETY WARNING
    25 - 2.16 STORAGE
    26 - APPENDIX A - GUIDE TO THE CLASSIFICATION AND INTENDED APPLICATION OF ELECTRODES
    26 - A1 GENERAL
    26 - A2 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
    26 - A2.1 General
    26 - A2.2 ‘G’ classifications
    26 - A2.3 Supplemental designations
    27 - A3 WELDING CONSIDERATIONS
    27 - A3.1 General
    27 - A3.2 Welding practices
    27 - A3.3 Hydrogen
    27 - A3.4 Welding procedure
    28 - A3.5 Preheat and interpass temperatures
    28 - A3.6 Heat input
    28 - A3.7 Operating characteristics
    28 - A3.8 Tests for measuring major electrode characteristics
    29 - A3.9 Electrode covering moisture content and conditioning
    29 - A3.10 Core wire
    30 - A3.11 Coverings
    30 - A3.12 Amperage ranges
    31 - A4 DESCRIPTION AND INTENDED USE OF ELECTRODES
    31 - A4.1 Chemical composition
    31 - A4.2 E48XX-A1 (C-Mo Steel) electrodes
    31 - A4.3 EXX1X-BX and EXXIX-BXL (Cr-Mo Steel) Electrodes
    32 - A4.4 EXX1X-B9 electrodes
    32 - A4.5 EXX1X-CX and EXX1X-CXL (Ni Steel) electrodes
    32 - A4.6 E5518-NM1 (Ni-Mo steel) electrodes
    32 - A4.7 EXXXI-DX (Mn-Mo steel) electrodes
    33 - A4.8 EXXXX-G (general low-alloy steel) electrodes
    33 - A4.9 EXX1XM1 (military similar) electrodes
    33 - A4.10 EXX1X-WX (weathering steel) electrodes
    33 - A4.11 EXX10-P1(pipeline) electrodes
    34 - APPENDIX B - METHODS OF TEST
    34 - B1 SCOPE
    34 - B2 TEST CONDITIONS
    34 - B3 MATERIAL FOR TEST PIECES
    34 - B4 ELECTRODES FOR TEST
    34 - B4.1 Length
    34 - B4.2 Conditioning of electrodes
    34 - B5 TEST PIECES FOR ALL-WELD-METAL TESTS
    34 - B5.1 Preparation
    34 - B5.2 Position
    34 - B5.3 Welding
    35 - B5.4 Stress relieving
    35 - B6 ALL-WELD-METAL TESTS
    35 - B6.1 Radiography
    36 - B6.2 Tensile test
    36 - B6.3 Impact test
    40 - B6.4 Chemical composition
    41 - B7 METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF DIFFUSIBLE HYDROGEN CONTENT
    41 - B8 REFEREE METHOD OF EXPOSURE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF COATING MOISTURE ABSORPTION RESISTANCE
    41 - B8.1 Principle of method
    41 - B8.2 Conditioning of electrodes
    41 - B8.3 Apparatus
    42 - B8.4 Procedure
    42 - B9 ELECTRODE EFFICIENCY TEST - IRON POWDER ELECTRODES
    42 - B9.1 Test plate
    42 - B9.2 Determination of electrode length and core wire diameter
    43 - B9.3 Welding
    43 - B9.4 Removal of covering from stub ends
    43 - B9.5 Calculation of electrode efficiency
    44 - B10 FILLET WELD TEST
    44 - B10.1 Preparation
    44 - B10.2 Welding
    45 - B10.3 Welding speed
    45 - B10.4 Testing
    46 - APPENDIX C - HEALTH AND SAFETY
    46 - C1 ELECTRICAL
    46 - C2 FUMES
    46 - C3 BURNS AND FIRES
    46 - C4 FURTHER INFORMATION

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    Specifies requirements for covered electrodes which provide weld metal strengths within the range 480 MPa to 830 MPa. Electrodes are classified on the basis of the tensile properties of the deposited weld metal, the operational characteristics of the electrode, and the chemical composition of the deposited metal. Provision is made for hydrogen-controlled and metal-enriched electrodes. Requirements are given for sizes of electrodes, core wire, flux covering, testing, safety warnings, packaging, marking and storage. Tests include chemical analysis of weld metal, all-weld-metal tensile and impact tests, radiography, electrode efficiency, coating moisture absorptions, hydrogen test and fillet weld test. Appendices on intended applications of electrodes, and health and safety requirements are included.

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    Committee WD-002
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published in Australia as AS B322-1973.Revised and redesignated AS 1586-1974.Second edition 1980.Revised and redesignated AS 1553.2-1987.Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1553.2:1999. First published in Australia as AS B322-1973. Revised and redesignated AS 1586-1974. Second edition 1980. Revised and redesignated AS 1553.2-1987. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1553.2:1999.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2205.5.1-1997 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal - Macro metallographic test for cross-section examination
    AS/NZS 3752:2006 Welding and allied processes - Determination of hydrogen content in ferritic steel arc weld metal
    AS 2812-1985 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms
    AS 2205.7.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Charpy V-notch impact fracture toughness test
    AS 2205.4.2-1997 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal - Fillet break test
    AS/NZS 1050.1:1996 Methods for the analysis of iron and steel Sampling iron and steel for chemical analysis
    AS 2205.4.2-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Fillet break test
    AS 2205.5.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Macro metallographic test for cross-section examination
    AS 1674.2-1990 Safety in welding and allied processes - Electrical
    AS 1544.2-2003 Method for impact tests on metals Charpy V-notch (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1553.1:1995 Covered electrodes for welding - Low carbon steel electrodes for manual metal-arc welding of carbon steels and carbon-manganese steels
    AS 2812-2005 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1544.2-1989 Methods for impact tests on metals Charpy V-notch
    AS 3545-2004 Welding positions
    AS 1674.2-2007 Safety in welding and allied processes Electrical (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2205.7.1-1997 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal - Charpy V-notch impact fracture toughness test
    AS/NZS 3752:1996 Welding - Methods for determination of the diffusible hydrogen content of ferritic weld metal produced by arc welding
    AS/NZS 3678:1996 Structural steel - Hot-rolled plates, floorplates and slabs
    AS 3545-1988 Welding positions
    AS 2177.1-1994 Non-destructive testing - Radiography of welded butt joints in metal Methods of test
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)

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    AS 2885.2-2002 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding
    AS 1410-2003 Sterilizers - Steam - Pre-vacuum
    AS/NZS 2717.1:1996 Welding - Electrodes - Gas metal arc - Ferritic steel electrodes
    AS/NZS 1554.4:2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels
    AS/NZS 4677:2010 Steel utility services poles
    AS 1796-2001 Certification of welders and welding supervisors (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2205.2.2-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal All-weld-metal tensile test
    AS 2182-1998 Sterilizers - Steam - Benchtop
    AS 2885.2-2007 Pipelines - Gas and liquid petroleum - Welding
    AS/NZS 4677:2000 Steel utility services poles
    AS 2192-2002 Sterilizers - Steam - Downward-displacement
    AS 2980-2004 Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels
    AS/NZS 1554.5:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures subject to high levels of fatigue loading
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2000 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS/NZS 1554.3:2008 Structural steel welding - Welding of reinforcing steel
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2011 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
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