SelectAlloy 2553-AP

Stainless Steel / Flux Cored / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Designed for welding in all positions where well washed beads can be achieved with minimal weaving in 75-80% Ar/balance CO₂ shielding gas
  • Smooth arc transfer produces minimal spatter with excellent slag release.
  • Applications for this alloy type include welding dissimilar materials including carbon and low alloy steels to duplex stainless steels as well as to weld “standard” duplex stainless steel such as UNS S32205 and J92205, especially for root runs in pipe. The weld metal exhibits high strength with excellent corrosion resistance, especially to pitting attack from chlorides in sea water

Standard Diameters

in (mm)
  • 0.045 (1.2)
  • 1/16 (1.6)

Welding Positions

All Positions

Shielding Gas

  • 75-80% Ar +Balance CO₂
    Flow Rate: 40 – 50 CFM

Polarity

Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP)

Conformances

  • ASME SFA 5.22
    • E2553T1-4
  • AWS A5.22
    • E2553T1-4
  • TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo N Ni P S Si WRC-1992 Ferrite
    75% Ar/25% CO₂ 0.02 25.50 1.95 0.80 3.44 0.13 10.10 0.02 0.01 0.61 50
    Bismuth is not intentionally added and is not known to be at levels greater than 0.002 wt%
    Typical Mechanical Properties
    Shielding Gas Tensile Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Yield Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Elongation
    (%)
    WeldCondition PWHTTemp Charpy V-Notch
    -40 °F ft⋅lb (-40 °C J)
    75%Ar / 25%CO2 131 (903) 102 (703) 22 As-Welded 30 (41)

    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.