6.5 Definitions. For the purpose of this specification the welding terms
definitions contained in AWS A3.0 shall apply. In this specification and
the detail specifications, the terms electrode and rod are used interchangeably
with the term wire and denotes a filler-metal wire with no coating other than
that incidental to its manufacturer or preservation, as specified in the detail
specifications for coating.
6.5.1 Command or agency concerned. Command or agency concerned is the
Government or prime contractor or authorized representative who has design or
acquisition responsibility acting under contract to the Government.
6.5.2 Contractor. The contractor is the seller under the contract or
purchase order which incorporates this specification.
6.5.3 Manufacturer. The manufacturer is the actual processor of the
welding electrodes and rods, engaged in the final cleaning, spooling, cutting
to length, affixing rod identification, marking and packaging operations.
6.5.4 Using activity. The using activity is the organization acquiring
welding electrodes, rod or wire from the contractor.
6.5.5 Alloy cored electrode. An alloy cored electrode is a composite
filler metal electrode consisting of a metal tube or other hollow configuration
containing alloying ingredients. It has a formulation designed especially for
the submerged arc welding process using a neutral granular flux.
to identify changes with respect to the previous issue, due to the extensive-
ness of the changes.
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