Cadweld Weld Metal
CADWELD weld metal is a mixture of copper oxide and aluminum, packaged by size in plastic tubes. Each tube contains the starting material at the bottom of the plastic tube, with the Weld Metal on top. These materials are not explosive and not subject to spontaneous ignition. These containers are packaged in boxes along with metal disks. Each weld uses one disk.
Two types of CADWELD weld metal are used for Cathodic protection connections:
1. F-33 alloy is used for all connections of cable to cable and cable to steel or stainless steel pipe. The F-33 weld metal containers have green caps.
2. XF-19 alloy is used for all connections to cast iron.
XF-19 weld metal containers have orange caps.