Low-alloyed Electrodes

ES 8018 C1 A5.5: E 8018-C 1 / EN 499: E 46 8 2 Ni B 42 H5


ES 8018 C1 is a heavily coated, Ni alloyed basic electrode. It is particularly useful for the welding of fine - grained steels and low alloy steels which have high impact resistance at low temperatures down to - 60 C. It is used for the welding of joints which need to have high toughness values at low temperatures. It gives a weld metal that has an excellent corrosion resistance to sea water and to sulphur acid fumes. It has about 120 % metal recovery. Good weldability in all positions except vertical down. Preheating and inter - pass temperatures as well as post weld heat treatment re-drying is 350°C - 400°C min. 2 h.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)

< 0.020.300.900.06< 0.022.40

Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)
500 N / mm² 600 N / mm² % 28 -20 °C 150 j - 80 °C 47 j


ES 8018 C1 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
2.5 350 70 - 100
3.25 350 110 - 140
4.00 350 140 - 180

Welding Current

AC min. 70 V. / DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades