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CLASSIFICATIONS: EC316L per AWS A5.22
(Also meets EC316 per AWS A5.22)

APPROVALS: CWB EC316L

This gas-shielded, metal cored, stainless steel electrode has a nominal weld metal composition of 19% chromium, 12.5% nickel, 2.5% molybdenum and a maximum of 0.03% carbon. SelectAlloy 316L-C provides increased creep resistance and improves resistance to pitting, carbide precipitation and intergranular corrosion.

APPLICATIONS: Ideally suited for making small butt, lap and fillet welds on thin material at elevated travel speeds, SelectAlloy 316L-C is used to weld Type 316 stainless steel and other similar alloys such as ASTM A743 and A744 and Types CF-8M and CF-3M. SelectAlloy 316L-C is utilized in the pulp and paper industry, chemical and textile processing equipment, furnace parts and in parts exposed to marine environments.

DIAMETERS: .035", .045", 1/16"

SHIELDING GASES: 98% Ar/2% CO2, 98% Ar/2% O2, 35-50 cfh

WELDING POSITIONS: Flat and Horizontal

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Minimal cleanup required due to little or no slag and virtually no spatter.
  • Smooth spray arc transfer.
  • Higher deposition rates and faster travel speeds than equivalent solid wire.
  • Handles poor fit up .
Typical Mechanical Properties
  98% Ar/
2%O2
Ultimate Tensile Strength (psi) 82,900
Yield Strength (psi) 63,100
Percent Elongation 37
Typical Deposit Composition:
Wt% C Mn Si Ni Cr Mo N
98% Ar/2% O2 .02 1.20 .50 12.30 18.40 2.30 .05

Ferrite Number (WRC, 1992) - 6

Typical Welding Parameters (Ar-2%O2)**
Diameter WFS (ipm) Amperage Voltage ESO (in.) Dep. Rate (lbs/hr)
.035" 300 110 25 5/8-3/4" 3.3
.035" 500 150 26 5/8-3/4" 5.4
.035" 600 165 27 5/8-3/4" 6.3
.035" 700 175 28 5/8-3/4" 7.7
           
.045"
250
180
21
1/2-5/8"
7.1
.045"
400
240
23
1/2-5/8"
11.3
.045"
500
280
25
1/2-5/8"
14.1
.045"
650
300
28
1/2-5/8"
18.4
1/16"
150
190
24
3/4-1"
7.7
1/16"
250
280
25
3/4-1"
12.8
1/16"
350
385
26
3/4-1"
17.9
1/16"
450
490
32
3/4-1"
23.1

** Optimum conditions are in boldface type.

Select-SAI all position electrodes do not contain bismuth.