FCAW Electrode Classification E70 T - 1 Electrode Minimum UTS 70,000 psi Position Flux Cored /Tubular Electrode Type Gas, Usability and Performance Flux-Cored Arc Welding American Welding Society Specification AWS A5.20 and AWS A5.29.
Linnert, Welding Metallurgy AWS, 1994
Advantages High deposition rates Deeper penetration than SMAW High-quality Less pre-cleaning than GMAW Slag covering helps with larger out-of- position welds Self-shielded FCAW is draft tolerant. Flux-Cored Arc Welding
Limitations Slag must be removed More smoke and fumes than GMAW and SAW Spatter FCAW wire is more expensive Equipment is more expensive and complex than for SMAW Flux-Cored Arc Welding