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Structural Welding

Electrode Storage, Temperature & Duration by Rich2001
Posted: 17 May 05

Storage and Reconditioning of Welding Rod
All of the electrodes listed below should be stored dry at room temp when in unopened cartons.

AWS Electrode Classification    Recommended Storage open Boxes    Holding Oven    Reconditioning

E-XX10    Dry @ room temp    Not Recommended    Not done

E-XX11    Dry @ room temp    Not Recommended    Not done

E-XX12    Dry @ room temp    Not Recommended    Not done

E-XX13    Dry @ room temp    Not Recommended    Not done

E-XX14    150 - 200 F     150 - 200 F     250 - 300 F 1 hr.

E-XX20    150 - 200 F     150 - 200 F     250 - 300 F 1 hr.

E-XX24    150 - 200 F     150 - 200 F     250 - 300 F 1 hr.

E-XX27    150 - 200 F     150 - 200 F     250 - 300 F 1 hr.

E-60 or 7015    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    500 - 600 F 1 hr.

E-60 or 7016    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    500 - 600 F 1 hr.

E-7018    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    500 - 600 F 1 hr.

E-7028    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    500 - 600 F 1 hr.

E-80 or 9015    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    600 - 700 F 1 hr.

E-80 or 9016    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    600 - 700 F 1 hr.

E-80 or 9018    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    600 - 700 F 1 hr.

E-90 12015    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    650 - 750 F 1 hr.

E-90 12016    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    650 - 750 F 1 hr.

E-90 12018    250 - 450 F    200 - 250 F    650 - 750 F 1 hr.

E -XXX-15 or 16    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    450 F 1 hr.

Stainless    250 - 450 F    150 - 200 F    450 F 1 hr.

When being reconditioned, electrodes should not be baked for more than 4 hours and should be kept at temperature for at least 30 minutes. Baking more than 3 times is not recommended.


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