Select 316LSI (GTAW)

Stainless Steel / TIG (GTAW) / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Low C, < 0.03 wt%, minimizes carbide precipitation (sensitization) which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • Increased Si content compared to grades of similar alloy composition improves bead wetting.
  • 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 in the pulp and paper industry, chemical and textile processing equipment, furnace parts and in parts exposed to marine environments.
  • Alloy types for welding include 316 stainless and similar alloys, such as A743 and A744 as well as CF-3M and CF-8M.

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
    • ER316LSi
  • AWS A5.9
    • ER316LSi
  • TYPICAL WIRE CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    N/A 0.02 18.4 0.17 1.75 2.53 11.8 0.02 0.01 0.85

    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.