SelectAlloy 316L-CS_LNG

Stainless Steel / Submerged Arc / Flux Shielded


Features

  • Specially formulated to produce good weld metal toughness via strict weld metal chemical composition control.
  • Resulting deposited ferrite is consistently between 3-7 FN when measured either by predictive methods or using magnetic induction methods.
  • 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.
  • Applications for this alloy type include fabrication or repair of cryogenic components of similar composition that require weld metal toughness maintained at temperatures of -320°F.
  • The recommended flux is ArcFlux BF-38, an aluminate-fluoride-basic flux without Cr or other alloy compensation.

Standard Diameters

in (mm)
  • 3/32 (2.4)

Welding Positions

Flat and Horizontal

Shielding Gas

  • ArcFlux BF-38
  • ArcFlux WP-380

    Polarity

    DCEP

    Conformances

  • AWS A5.22
    • EC316L
  • AWS A5.39
    • F75A32-EC316L/316 (ARCFLUX BF-38)
  • Approvals
    Agency Approval Flux Diameter(s)
    in (mm)
    ABS F75A32-EC316L/316 ARCFLUX BF-38 3/32 (2.4)
    ABS F75A32-EC316L/316 ARCFLUX WP-380 3/32 (2.4)
    TYPICAL WELD DEPOSIT CHEMISTRY (WT%)
    Flux C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni P S Si
    ARCFLUX BF-38 0.02 18.5 0.20 1.2 2.0 12.0 0.02 <0.01 0.6
    ARCFLUX WP-380 0.02 18.6 0.20 1.2 2.0 12.6 0.02 <0.01 0.6
    Argon 0.02 19.1 0.14 1.2 2.4 13.3 0.02 <0.01 0.5
    Typical Mechanical Properties
    Flux Tensile Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Yield Strength
    ksi (MPa)
    Elongation
    (%)
    WeldCondition PWHTTemp Charpy V-Notch
    -320 °F ft⋅lb (-196 °C J)
    ARCFLUX BF-38 80 (550) 55 (377) 38 As-Welded 27
    ARCFLUX WP-380 83 (574) 55 (381) 34 As-Welded 32

    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.