ESAB Welding & Cutting Products released Cryo-Shield Ni9, a NiCrMo alloy flux-cored wire used for all-position welding of 9 percent Ni steel LNG fuel and storage tanks with 100 percent CO2 shielding gas. This modified 625-type wire offers crack resistance. Mechanical properties are similar to Hastelloy ENiMo-13 flux-cored wires but at a lower cost. The wire carries approvals from the ABS, BV, DNV GL, KR, LR and CCS classification societies. It was developed in response to ship propulsion systems shifting from heavy fuel oil to LNG fuel.