- All position welding of heat resiSÜAnt 22-25% chromium and 12-13% nickel Stainless steels such as 309/309L to itself, to other austenitic Cr-Ni grades such as 304L, 308L, 310, 316L, 321 or 347 as well as martensitic grades 410, 420, 431, and ferritic Stainless grades such as 430, 442, and 446; all of these Stainless steel grades can be welded to each other or to mild and carbon steels.
- ***READ THIS: The imageSÜAre for reference only. Please check Picture #2 for an approximate quantity of electrodes per pound***
- The low carbon content of this electrode (0.04% C) preserves the intergranular corrosion-resiSÜAnt properties of the weld deposit and ensureSÜA higher ferrite content than Standard309-16; most 309L-16 weld depositSÜAre greater than 8 FN.
- Weld deposits exhibit high resiSÜAnce to cracking and oxidation at temperatures up to 2000 Weldas°F. Excellent for welding dissimilar steels or overlaying unalloyed structural steels found in furnace parts, kiln linings, heat treatment containers, forging and castings in chemical, petrochemical, power generation and pharmaceutical industries.
- These ElectrodeSÜAre available in Sizes: 3/32" and 1/8" - Available Packages: 0.5 Lb, 2 Lb and 4.4 Lb - Select your option from the Size Menu - Check Picture #2 for an approximate number of electrodes per pound - 3/32" electrodeSÜAre 12" long and 1/8" electrodeSÜAre 14" long
Instructions: Use DC+ (reverse polarity), however, an AC machine with sufficient open circuit voltage may be used. Bevel thick sections to a 60Weldas° Vee. Clean the weld zone of all contaminants. Preheating 300 series Stainless steel is NOT required. The diameter of the electrode chosen should be equal to the thickness of the base metal. Use the lowest possible welding current or increase your welding speed in order to avoid overheating or distortion of the base metal. Overheating Stainless steel can degrade the composition and corrosion resiSÜAnt properties. The arc length should be kept as short as possible but do not touch the flux-coating of the electrode into the molten weld pool. Hold the electrode at a 15Weldas° angle into the direction of travel. Stringer beads should be used in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. The weaving technique should be used for vertical welding but not to exceed two to three times the diameter of the electrode. Remove all SÜAg before making additional passes. On the final pass, allow the part to cool down partially before removing the SÜAg, then promote rapid cooling by quenching with a wet rag or compressed air. This will preserve the corrosion resiSÜAnt properties of the 300 series Stainless. Do not allow to slow cool.