AWS Class E316/316L (-15, -16, -17)
ASME SFA 5.4
UNS W31610, W31613
WT 316/316L-16 deposits reduce the possibility of intergranular carbide precipitation, therefore increasing the resistance to intergranular corrosion without the use of stabilizers such as niobium or titanium. These electrodes are principally used for welding low carbon, molybdenum-bearing austenitic alloys. This low carbon alloys is not as strong at elevated temperatures as Type E316H. This classification with maximum ferrite content of 2FN has traditionally been the choice for welding Type 304 and 316 stainless steels for cryogenic service at temperatures down to -452°F. This electrode is well suited for pipe welding, especially in marine and industrial applications.
Tensile Strength: 70,000 psi min.
Yield Strength: 58,000 psi
Elongation: 30% min.
Available in multiple sizes and diameters. Available in -15, -16, -17 coating.
Chemical Composition (Wt%):
Si Mn Cu Mo S Ni Cr P C
1.0 0.5-2.5 0.75 2.0-3.0 0.03 11.0-14.0 17.0-20.0 0.04 0.04