Solid Wire Electrode BA-S3Si1 for Submerged Arc Welding

EN ISO 14341-A: G3Si1
SFA 5.17 / AWS A5.17: EH11K

Main Application

Wire electrode with higher Si- and Mn-content for submerged arc welding of pipe steels with low Si- and Mn-content.

Typical analysis and chemical composition acc. to AWS A5.17

Wire electrodeCSiMnMoNiCrPSCu total
Typical analysis BA-S3Si1 0.09 0.95 1.67 0.06 0.04 0.03 0.012 0.009 0.04
EH11K acc. to AWS A5.17 0.06 - 0.15 0.80 - 1.15 1.40 - 1.85 - - - 0.030 0.030 0.35

Base Materials

Pipe steels acc. to ISO 3183, EN 10208 and API-5: L360N / X52 to L485Q / X70
suitable fluxes BF 6.30 and BF 6.5

Flux type suitability is strongly dependent on its application. In combination with the wire electrode the most suitable flux should match the requirements of the plate material as closely as possible under the existing welding conditions. Further information can be obtained from the technical flux data sheets.

Package Forms

Coils, spools, drums and spiders as standard package forms for SAW-wire electrodes, different package forms on request.


2.0 – 5.0 mm; Sizes and tolerances acc. to ISO 544 and AWS A5.17.

Wire Electrode Surface

Copper-coated, smooth finish free from surface defects and foreign matter.


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