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This Specification establishes the requirements for the classification of carbon steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding. The requirements include mechanical
properties of weld metal, weld metal soundness, and usability of electrode. Requirements for composition of the weld metal, moisture content of low-hydrogen electrode coverings, standard sizes and lengths, marking, manufacturing, and packaging are also included. A guide to the use of the standard is included in an Annex. 45 pp.
AWS A5.1/A5.1M - Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Shielded
Metal Arc Welding - Table of Contents:
Part A - General Requirements
Part B - Tests, Procedures, and Requirements
Summary of Tests
Weld Test Assemblies
Fillet Weld test
Absorbed Moisture test
Diffusible Hydrogen Test
Part C - Manufacture, Identification, and Packaging
Method of Manufacture
Standard Sizes and Lengths
Core Wire and Covering
Marking of Packages
Annex A: Guide to AWS Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Annex B: Guidelines for Preparation of Technical Inquiries for AWS
AWS A5.1/A5.1M - Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding