Low-alloyed Electrodes

ES 8018 D1 A5.5: E 8018- D1 / EN 757: E 55 6 1NiMo B 4 2 H5


ES 8018 -D1 is a basic coated electrode with high ductile and crack resistance; for high strength fine grained steels. Ductile down to - 60 C. Resistant to aging. Easy to handle in all positions except vertical down. Preheating and inter pass temperatures, as well as post weld heat treatment as required by base metal. Deposits have very low hydrogen content. Re-drying is 300°C - 350°C min. 2 h.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

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


ES 8018 - D1 is particularly designed for the welding of high strength low alloyed steels. It is suitable for the root pass and welding of pipelines and storage tanks that are frequently used in the chemical industry and cold storage areas.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
2.50 350 80 - 110
3.25 350 100 - 140
4.00 450 130 - 190
5.00 450 190 - 240

Welding Current

DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades