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Shielded metal arc welding of heavy-duty structures as ships, vehicles, buildings and bridges
made of mild steel. For all-position welding of heavy-duty structures.
Characteristics on usage
B-14 is an ilmenite type covered electrode designed for better usability and weld ability. It is
suitable for butt or fillet welding in all positions for thin or thicker plate (1.6 to 2.0mm).
In horizontal fillet welding, slag covering and bead uniformity are good and bead appearance
Its usability in vertical or overhead welding is best among ilmenite type electrodes.
Due to good X-ray soundness and mechanical properties, B-14 is used for skill testing and
competition by choice.
Notes on usage
Pay attention not to exceed the range of proper currents. Welding with excessive current not
only lower X-ray soundness, but also causes increase of spatter, undercut and insufficient
Dry the electrodes at 70-100° C for 30-60 minutes before use. Excessive moisture absorption
lower usability and may result in some porosities.
Excessive drying before use causes less penetration and overheating of the electrode.
Medium or heavy thick plate should be welded under proper preheating and interpass