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CLASSIFICATIONS: E316LTO-1, E316LTO-4 per AWS A5.22
(Also meets E316TO-1, E316TO-4 per AWS A5.22)

APPROVALS: CWB E316LTO-1/4 (CO2/C25)

This gas-shielded, flux cored, stainless steel electrode is composed of 19% chromium, 12.5% nickel, 2.5% molybdenum and no more than 0.04% carbon. The molybdenum in SelectAlloy 316L improves resistance to pitting and provides increased creep resistance. Its low carbon content minimizes carbide precipitation and resists intergranular corrosion.

APPLICATIONS: SelectAlloy 316L finds wide usage in the pulp and paper industry, chemical and textile processing equipment, furnace parts and parts exposed to marine environments. It is used to weld Type 316 stainless and other similar alloys, such as ASTM A743 and A744, and Types CF-8M and CF-3M.

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

SHIELDING GASES: 100% CO2, 75-80% Ar/balance CO2, 35-50 cfh

WELDING POSITIONS: Flat and Horizontal

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • A smooth arc transfer with minimal spatter.
  • Produces finely rippled, well washed bead.
  • Handles marine environments.
  • Minimizes cleanup time.
Typical Mechanical Properties (CO2)*
Ultimate Tensile Strength (psi) 82,000
Yield Strength (psi) 64,000
Percent Elongation 39

* Strength levels will be slightly higher with Ar/20-25% CO2

Typical Deposit Composition:
Wt% C Mn Si Ni Cr Mo N
CO2 .03 1.02 .66 12.90 19.20 2.50 .05

Ferrite Number (WRC, 1992) - 6

Typical Welding Parameters (CO2)**
Diameter WFS (ipm) Amperage Voltage ESO (in.) Dep. Rate (lbs/hr)
.035" 110 25 300 5/8-3/4" 3.3
.035" 150 26 500 5/8-3/4" 5.4
.035" 165 27 600 5/8-3/4" 6.3
.035" 175 28 700 5/8-3/4" 7.7
           
.045"
200
120
25
5/8-3/4"
4.3
.045"
335
170
27
5/8-3/4"
7.1
.045"
440
200
29
5/8-3/4"
9.3
.045"
780
290
35
5/8-3/4"
17.0
1/16"
150
150
24
3/4-1"
5.0
1/16"
235
210
28
3/4-1"
7.8
1/16"
345
270
31
3/4-1"
11.3
1/16"
500
350
34
3/4-1"
17.0

** Optimum conditions are in boldface type. Reduce by 2 volts when using Ar+20-25% CO2.

Select-SAI all position electrodes do not contain bismuth.