Flux Cord Wire (FCAW)



ES GOUG is heavy coated special electrode for gouging in and joint preparation of all types of steel, cast iron, aluminium and non-ferrous metal for which the oxy-acetylene method is not applicable. It is a general purpose electrode especially used before repair and maintenance welding applications. It is very easy to use, for arc start, it is held perpendicular and then leaned 15 and pulled forward. It should not be pushed into the work more than half the coating thickness. If the groove is not deep enough the process should be repeated after the work piece has cooled.

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Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)


It is used for bevelling, weld preparation of cracks and gouging of armour steels, air hard enable steels, stainless steels, cast irons, hard metals, work hard enable and difficult to machine materials. The surface is clean and seldom requires further dressing. Metal removal speed depends on the electrode diameter, ampere selected and to the thickness of the piece. It is recommended to work with a quality power source for best results.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
3.25 350 190 - 220
4.0 350 220 - 280
5.0 350 260 - 350

Welding Current

AC min. 70 V. / DC { - }

Welding Positions


Vertical Down


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

1 To form a concentrated powerful arc. 2 To form stable arc and to reduce the fast melting of the electrode. 3 to produce a strong gas jet to blow away the melted material. The angle between the electrode and the work piece should be 15

Typical Base Material Grades