SelectAlloy 316L-AP BF

Stainless Steel / Flux Cored / Gas Shielded


Features

  • Low C, < 0.04 wt%, minimizes carbide precipitation (sensitization) which makes the weld metal more resistant to intergranular corrosion.
  • The addition of Mo improves resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion compared to type 308 stainless steel.
  • Designed for welding in all positions where well washed beads can be achieved with minimal weaving in both 100% CO₂ or 75-80% Ar/balance CO₂ shielding gas
  • Smooth arc transfer produces minimal spatter.
  • 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)
  • 0.045 (1.2)
  • 1/16 (1.6)

Welding Positions

All Positions

Shielding Gas

  • 75-80% Ar + Balance CO₂
  • 100% CO₂
    Flow Rate: 40 – 50 CFM

Polarity

Direct Current Electrode Positive (DCEP)

Conformances

  • ASME NB-2400
    • N/A
  • ASME SFA 5.22
    • E316LT1-1
    • E316LT1-4
    • E316T1-1
    • E316T1-4
  • AWS A5.22
    • E316LT1-1
    • E316LT1-4
    • E316T1-1
    • E316T1-4
  • TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si WRC-1992 Ferrite
    100% CO₂ 0.04 18.70 0.21 0.85 2.20 12.20 0.02 0.01 0.70 7
    75% Ar/25% CO₂ 0.04 18.80 0.28 0.87 2.31 12.40 0.02 0.01 0.81 7
    Bismuth is not intentionally added and is not known to be at levels greater than 0.002 wt%

    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.