SelectAlloy 316L-AP

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 in both 100% CO₂ or 75-80% Ar/balance CO₂ shielding gas
  • Smooth arc transfer and self-releasing slag that peels easily to ensure that clean up time is minimized.
  • 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 SFA 5.22
    • E316LT1-1
    • E316LT1-4
    • E316T1-1
    • E316T1-4
  • AWS A5.22
    • E316LT1-1
    • E316LT1-4
    • E316T1-1
    • E316T1-4
  • Approvals
    Agency Approval Shielding Gas Diameter(s)
    in (mm)
    ABS E316LT1-1 C1 (100% CO₂) 0.045 (1.2) – 1/16 (1.6)
    ABS E316LT1-4 M21 (75% Ar/25% CO₂) 0.045 (1.2) – 1/16 (1.6)
    CWB E316LT1-1 M21 (75% Ar/25% CO₂) 0.035 (0.9) – 1/16 (1.6)
    CWB E316LT1-4 M21 (75% Ar/25% CO₂) 0.035 (0.9) – 1/16 (1.6)
    TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Shielding Gas Bi C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si WRC-1992 Ferrite
    100% CO₂ >0.002 0.04 18.60 0.33 1.25 2.32 11.60 0.03 0.01 0.70 7
    75% Ar/25% CO₂ >0.002 0.04 18.70 0.30 1.31 2.35 11.80 0.02 0.01 0.75 7

    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.