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AWS A5.9/A5.9M:2012

Specification For Bare Stainless Steel Welding Electrodes And Rods

This specification prescribes requirements for the classification of bare stainless steel wire, strip, composite metal cored, and stranded welding electrodes and rods for gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, submerged arc, and other fusion welding processes. The chromium content of these filler metals is not less than 10.5 percent and the iron content exceeds that of any other element. For purposes of classification, the iron content shall be derived as the balance element when all other elements are considered to be at their minimum specified values.

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