Select 308/308L (GTAW)

Stainless Steel / TIG (GTAW) / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Low carbon (C), < 0.03 wt%, minimizes carbide precipitation (sensitization) which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • Actual chemistry certificate with calculated ferrite number (FN) available for each lot.
  • Embossed identification markings on both ends of the electrode.
  • Applications for this alloy type include welding austenitic alloys of similar composition, 301, 302, 304, 304L, 308, and 308L. These alloys are commonly found in chemical, paper, textile, food service equipment, and pharmaceutical industries.

Standard Diameters

in (mm)
  • 1/16 (1.6)
  • 3/32 (2.4)
  • 1/8 (3.2)
  • 5/32 (4.0)

Welding Positions

All Positions

Shielding Gas

  • 100% Argon
    Flow Rate: 40 – 50 CFM

Polarity

Direct Current Electrode Negative (DCEN)

Conformances

  • ASME SFA 5.9
    • ER308
    • ER308L
  • AWS A5.9
    • ER308
    • ER308L
  • TYPICAL WIRE CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    N/A 0.02 20.1 0.12 1.75 0.13 10.3 0.02 0.01 0.45

    Packaging (lbs (kg))

    10 (4.5) Tube, 40 (18.1) Master Carton

    *Some packaging options may not be available depending on diameter and product. Special package options may be available upon request.