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This guide emphasizes SMAW electrode care, handling, and use and will be a useful tool for on-the-job welding personnel. It includes convenient charts on meaning of classification suffixes, suggested amperage ranges, stub loss, electrode orientation, suggested joint designs, and more. Content:• Front Matter • Table of Contents 1. Basic Safety Precautions • 2. AWS Specifications for Covered Electrodes • 3. Engineering Functions of SMAW Electrode Coatings • 4. Current Requirements for SMAW Electrode Classifications • 5. Classification System for Carbon Steel Electrodes for SMAW • 6. Interpretation of Last Digit in AWS Electrode Classification • 7. Meaning of Suffix in Classification of Carbon Steel and Low-Allow Steel SMAW Electrodes • 8. Electrode Deposition Efficiency and Stub Loss Factors • 9. Suggested Amperage Ranges for Carbon Steel and Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes • 10. Deposition Rate, 5/32 in. Diameter Covered Electrodes • 11. Typical Shielded Metal Arc Electrode Orientation and Welding Technique for Carbon Steel Electrodes 12. Suggested Amperage Ranges • 13. Proper Care and Handling of SMAW Electrodes • 14. Special Precautions for Low-Hydrogen Electrodes • 15. Guide to Conditioning and Storage of Steel Electrodes • 16. Permissible Atmospheric Exposure of Low-Hydrogen Electrodes • 17. Suggested Joint Designs for SMAW Applications • 18. Basic Welding Symbols and Their Location Significance • 19. Location of Elements of a Welding Symbol
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