SelectAlloy 308LSi-C

Stainless Steel / Metal Cored / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Increased silicon (Si) content compared to standard grades of the same alloy composition improves bead wetting and arc stability.
  • Low C, < 0.03 wt%, minimizes sensitization susceptibility which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • Metal cored benefits include the ability to successfully bridge gaps when part fit up is not as designed, higher travel speeds with subsequent lower heat inputs at equal amperages, and ability to join thin materials.
  • 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)
  • 0.045 (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

  • ASME SFA 5.22
    • EC308LSi
    • EC308Si
  • AWS A5.22
    • EC308LSi
    • EC308Si
  • Approvals
    Agency Approval Shielding Gas Diameter(s)
    in (mm)
    CWB EC308LSi N/A 0.035 (0.9) – 1/16 (1.6)
    TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    98% Ar/2% O₂ 0.03 21.00 0.14 1.44 0.08 9.80 0.021 0.004 0.77

    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.