Storage and handling instructions for flux-cored wires, solid wires and rods


FLUX-CORED WIRES


1. Scope
Tubular cored wires with the following trade names are supplied in various spooling and packaging:

Product familyPackaging
​OUTERSHIELD®​- spool in plastic bag in cardboard box
- spool in Al/PE vacuum packaging in cardboard outerbox or
- spool in plastic protection on pallet
- Accutrack® drums
​INNERSHIELD® / LINCORE®​spool in cardboard box or plastic bucket or hermetically sealed cans
​COR-A-ROSTA®​spool in Al/PE vacuum bag in cardboard box


2. Storage
Exposure to a humid environment with only a relative thin plastic foil shall be prevented.
Tubular wire, packed in the original foil and cardboard box or drum require controlled warehouse conditions such as:
- temperature 17-27°C, relative humidity: ≤60%;
- temperature 27-37°C, relative humidity: ≤50%.
INNERSHIELD wires in plastic buckets or in hermetically sealed cans and OUTERSHIELD as well as COR-A-ROSTA in Al/PE bags under vacuum, if applicable, do not require measures against moisture pick-up. Damage of the packaging shall be prevented.

3. Handling
3a. Outershield, Innershield xxx-H types and Cor-A-Rosta
Spools outside the protective packaging allow exposure to normal workshop conditions during ≤72 hours.
Drums fitted with the original lid or recommended drum hood allow exposure to normal workshop conditions during 2 weeks.
3b. Innershield, non xxx-H types:
Spools outside the protective packaging allow 2 weeks exposure to normal workshop conditions.

In all cases the products require protection against contamination with moisture, dirt and oil products. During interruption of the production process for more than 8 hours, wire spools shall be stored in their plastic bag in the above-mentioned storage conditions.

4. Deteriorated product
Cored electrode products that are rusty, have suffered from serious water and moisture contamination, or have been exposed to the atmosphere over long periods of time cannot be restored in their original condition and should be discarded.


MIG WIRES & TIG RODS

1. Scope
Solid wires and rods can be supplied in various packaging units in tubes, spools and drums.

2. Storage
Exposure to a humid environment shall be prevented.
The following storage conditions are recommended.
Solid wire in the original packaging require controlled warehouse conditions such as:
- temperature 17-27°C, relative humidity ≤60%;
- temperature 27-37°C, relative humidity ≤50%.

3. Handling
Rods and spools outside the protective packaging allow 2 weeks of exposure to normal workshop conditions.
In all cases, the products require protection against contamination with moisture, dirt and oil products.
During interruption of the production process for more than 8 hours, wire spools shall be stored in their plastic bag in the above mentioned storage conditions.
Damage of packaging should be avoided.

4. Deteriorated product
Products that are oxidized, have suffered from serious water and moisture contamination, or have been exposed to the atmosphere over long periods, cannot be restored in their original condition and should be discarded.