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ESAB’s new wire for offshore and pipe

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduced Coreshield 71T-8 OS, a self-shielded flux-cored wire for all-position welding of critical structural applications, such as TKY joints in offshore construction, pipe structures, bridges and storage tanks. It features a diffusible hydrogen content lower than 8 ml/100 g and provides excellent low-temperature impact toughness. As-welded mechanical properties include a Charpy V Notch strength of up to 127 ft.-lb. at -40 degrees C and typical tensile strength of 521 MPa. Benefits include a continuous process and deposition rates of up to 2.3 kg/hr. with a 2-mm wire.