Underwater welding electrode "AquaForce LC"

During the last century several electrodes where developed for underwater welding. Although the existing underwater electrodes simply are modified or coated standard dry welding electrodes we have now developed a complete new electrode that is not based on a standard (dry) composition. The usually well known electrodes as Hydroweld, Nautica, Broco, Barracuda etc.. are based on a SiO2, TiO2, MnO, CaO, Al2O3, FeO mixture as also used with standard dry electrodes.

AquaForce LC is the first basic electrode that is based on "Hydrophobic Sand" to offer maximum resistance against moisture entering the high hygroscopic coating. The higher basicity helps to reduce the Oxygen content in the weldmetal and improves ductility and strength. The final target to obtain better (stronger) welds in submerged (underwater) conditions requirers also a low as possible carbon content taking in consideration the high cooling speed (T8/5) when welding under water. AquaForce LC has a reduced carbon content of 70% compare to the existing electrodes to obtain the ideal fusion line combined with a softer and stronger weld metal. Furthermore AquaForce LC offers a unique and excellent arc stability that finally makes an end to the concave weld geometry that is caused by standard rutil electrodes.  go to datasheet