CSA W48 - 2018 - Filler Metals and Allied Materials for Metal Arc Welding


This Standard specifies requirements for the classification and certification of

  1. carbon steel covered electrodes for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW);
  2. chromium and chromium-nickel steel covered electrodes for SMAW, including electrodes designated for welding heat-resistant steels containing more than 11% chromium and less than 50% nickel, as specified in Clause 1.2;
  3. low alloy steel covered electrodes for SMAW;
  4. wire electrodes and deposits for gas-shielded metal arc welding (GMAW) of non-alloy and fine- grain steels, as specified in Clause 1.3;
  5. wire electrodes, rods, and deposits for GMAW, gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and submerged arc welding (SAW) of chromium and chromium-nickel steel, as specified in Clause 1.4
  6. wire rods and deposits for GTAW and plasma arc welding (PAW) of carbon and low alloy steels, as specified in Clause 1.5;
  7. carbon and low alloy steel electrodes for flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) and metal-cored arc welding (MCAW), as specified in Clause 1.6;
  8. chromium and chromium-nickel steel electrodes for FCAW and MCAW, as specified in Clause 1.7;
  9. fluxes and solid carbon steel electrodes for SAW; and
  10. fluxes and composite carbon steel electrodes for SAW.