Select ER308L

Stainless Steel / Solid / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Low carbon (C), < 0.03 wt%, minimizes carbide precipitation (sensitization) which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • Lower silicon (Si) content compared to high Si grades of similar composition increases resistance to crack sensitivity.
  • Unique manufacturing techniques provide enhanced arc stability and stable feeding.
  • 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)
  • 0.035 (0.9)
  • 0.040 (1.0)
  • 0.045 (1.2)
  • 1/16 (1.6)

Welding Positions

Flat and Horizontal

Shielding Gas

  • Ar + 0.5-3% CO₂
  • Ar + 0.5-3% O₂
    Flow Rate: 40 – 50 CFM

Polarity

Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP)

Conformances

  • AWS A5.9
    • ER308
    • ER308L
  • TYPICAL WIRE CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    N/A 0.02 19.90 0.12 1.75 0.13 9.70 0.023 0.008 0.45

    Packaging (lbs (kg))

    33 (15) Spools, 60 (27.2) Coils, 500 (226.8) Round Drum, 800 (362.9) Hex Drum, 900 (408.2) Hex Drum

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