ER5183 ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire

Updated : Jan. 26, 2024
Table of Contents
  1. Haomei Aluminum Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Advantages
  2. Physical properties of ER5183 ER5356 aluminum welding wire for oil tanker
  3. Chemical composition of ER5183 ER5356 aluminum welding wire for oil tanker
  4. Mechanical properties test of various combinations of welding wires
  5. Tanker aluminum welding process
  6. ER5183 ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Precautions for storage before welding

In recent years, the demand for petroleum and chemical products in various industries has surged. As an important logistics equipment for transportation, tank trucks are widely used in the automobile transportation industry, and the demand is also growing. At present, in developed countries such as Europe and the United States, carbon steel tank cars have been basically eliminated, and aluminum alloy tank cars are used, with a market share of more than 90%.

As the demand for aluminum can trucks grows day by day, so does the demand for aluminum welding wire. Commonly used aluminum welding wires for tank trucks are ER5183 and ER5356.

  • ER5183 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire
  • ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire

Characteristics of ER5183 aluminum welding wire

  • Alloy composition: ER5183 contains aluminum (Al), manganese (Mn) and magnesium (Mg). This alloy is commonly used for welding aluminum alloys in the 6xxx series.
  • Application areas: ER5183 is often used in welded ship structures and other places where high strength and good corrosion resistance are required. It is widely used in industries such as shipbuilding.

ER5183 ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire

Characteristics of ER5356 aluminum welding wire

  • Alloy Composition: ER5356 also contains aluminum, magnesium and manganese, but it is designed for welding 5xxx series aluminum alloys.
  • Application areas: ER5356 is often selected for applications requiring high strength and good welding properties, such as storage tanks, automotive parts and other structural components.

Haomei Aluminum Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Advantages

  • The wire surface is smooth and the diameter is consistent
  • Strictly control the chemical composition of welding wire
  • The welding wire has high strength and good corrosion resistance
  • The arc is more stable during welding
  • Suitable for MIG welding in all positions
  • High cleanliness and less likely to produce pores
  • X-ray flaw detection qualified

Haomei Aluminum Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Advantages

Physical properties of ER5183 ER5356 aluminum welding wire for oil tanker

Physical property ER5183 ER5356
Tension strength (MPa) 275-300 250-300
Yield strength (MPa) 125-140 110-140
Elongation (%) 15-20 15-25
Melting temperature℃ 574-638 575-633
Thermal conductivity w/m•K 120 120
Linear expansion coefficient 10-6/K(20-100℃) 24.2 24.1
Electric conductivity % IACS 29 29

Chemical composition of ER5183 ER5356 aluminum welding wire for oil tanker

Element Composition %
5183 5356
Si 0.40 0.25
Fe 0.40 0.40
Cu 0.10 0.10
Mn 0.50-1.00 0.05-0.20
Mg 4.3-5.2 4.5-5.5
Cr 0.05-0.25 0.05-0.20
Ni - -
Zn 0.25 0.10
Ti 0.15 0.06-0.20
Be 0.0005 0.00
Al Remainder

Mechanical properties test of various combinations of welding wires

Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Material
Tensile strength(N/㎟)fracture location
Cold bending angle(d=6.7t)
ER5183 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+5083 295(HAZ) 180
ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+5083 286(HAZ) 180
ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 6061+6061 189(HAZ) 150
ER4043 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 6061+6061 188(HAZ) 120
ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 6082+6082 193(HAZ) 180
ER4043 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 6082+6082 191(HAZ) 150
ER5183 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+6061 203(HAZ) 150
ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+6061 214(HAZ) 150
ER5183 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+6082 210(HAZ) 150
ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire 5083+6082 234(HAZ) 180

Tanker aluminum welding process

Before welding, use chemical or mechanical methods to strictly clean the surface oxide film on both sides of the weld groove.

  • A. Chemical cleaning uses alkali and acid to clean the surface of the workpiece. This method can not only remove the oxide film, but also remove oil stains. The washed aluminum surface will be matte silver-white.
  • B. Mechanical cleaning can use pneumatic or electric milling cutters, as well as scrapers, files and other tools. For thinner oxide films, you can also use a 0.25mm copper wire brush to polish/remove the oxide film.
  • C. It is best to weld immediately after cleaning. If it is parked for more than 4 hours, it should be cleaned again.
  • D. It is more important for welding wire cleaning. Welding wire should be supplied as clean and brightly treated coiled wire, usually sealed in plastic bags. It should be used up as soon as possible after opening. Otherwise, the contaminated welding wire will be difficult to reuse.

ER5183 ER5356 Tanker Aluminum Welding Wire Precautions for storage before welding

Since aluminum alloys have poor corrosion resistance and have lower hardness than steel, they are prone to scratches. Therefore, the following points must be paid attention to during storage:

  • 1. Materials of different materials, models, and sizes must be marked and stored separately.
  • 2. The storage environment must be dry. When the air humidity is high, condensation will easily form on the surface of the material. When the surface temperature of the material is low, water vapor in the air will condense on the surface, so the ambient temperature must be higher than the dew point temperature.
  • 3. Materials cannot be placed directly on the floor and must be set up with sleepers.
  • 4. When storing materials, they must not come into contact with iron powder and other metal dust.
  • 5. The surface of the material should be covered with neutral drying paper, polyethylene board, discarded aluminum board, etc.
  • 6. When picking up and placing materials, wear clean gloves and do not take them directly with your hands.

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