Select ER316LSi

Stainless Steel / Solid / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Increased silicon (Si) content compared to grades of similar alloy composition improves bead wetting and arc stability.
  • Low carbon (C), < 0.03 wt%, minimizes carbide precipitation (sensitization) which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • Unique manufacturing techniques provide enhanced arc stability and stable feeding.
  • 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)
  • 0.035 (0.9)
  • 0.040 (1.0)
  • 0.045 (1.2)
  • 0.052 (1.3)
  • 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

  • ASME SFA 5.9
    • ER316LSi
  • AWS A5.9
    • ER316LSi
    • ER316Si
  • Approvals
    Agency Approval Shielding Gas Diameter(s)
    in (mm)
    CWB ER316LSi N/A 0.035 (0.9) – 1/16 (1.6)
    TYPICAL WIRE CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    N/A 0.02 18.40 0.17 1.75 2.53 11.80 0.023 0.013 0.85

    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.