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ER316L is used for welding types 316 and 316L stainless steels.  It has a maximum carbon content of .03% to reduce the possibility of formation of intergranular carbide precipitation.  This low carbon alloy is not as strong as 316 at elevated temperatures.

AWS Specification           
AWS A5.9

AWS Classification           
ER316L

Welding Current
DCEP (Electrode Positive)

Typical Wire Chemistry
C         0.016
Si         0.48
Mn       1.87
Mo       2.25
Ni        13.20
Cr        19.32
P          0.019
S          0.010

Typical Mechanical Properties (As Welded)
Tensile Strength, psi            83,000
% Elongation in 2"                     36  

Welding Positions
All positions

Shielding Gas
Ar or Ar CO2 mix

Available Diameters
.023", .030", .035", & .045" - GMAW
.035", .045", 1/16", 3/32", & 1/8" - GTAW  

Operating Range In Amps
.023"    35 - 70
.030"    50 - 100
.035"    100 - 150
.045"    150 - 200

 

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