Mig Welding Wire

DESCRIPTIONS Stainless Steel
AWS AWS A5.9 ER308Lsi
Mechanical Properties
TENSILE 600 N/mm²
YIELD 420 N/mm²
Min Tensile 510 N/mm²
Min Yield Strength 320 N/mm²
Min Elongation 30%
amp10 160 - 220
amp12 200 - 270
Pack Size 12.5 kg
Shield Gas Ar + 2% O2 or Ar 2-3% CO2
Heat Input max 2kj/mm
Scaling Temperature 850 deg C
Corrosion Resistance corresponding to ASTM 304
Chemical Analysis
Carbon 0.02
Manganese 1.80
Silicone 0.85
Chromium 20.0
Nickel 10.5

Welding Position

ER308LSi is designed for welding austenitic stainless steel type 19 Cr 10 Ni or similar. The filler metal is also suitable for welding titanium and niobium stabilized steels, E.G. ASTM 321 and ASTM 347, in cases where the construction will be operating at temperatures not exceeding 400deg C.

Mig welding can be performed as short, spray or pulsed arc. Short arc is preferably used for thin gauges, both for horizontal and positional welding. Shielding gas recommendations: Ar + 2% O2 or Ar 2-3% CO2. The addition of O2 or CO2 provides good arc stability. Welding can also be performed using an addition of 30% helium (He), which will increase the energy of the arc. The fluidity is hereby improved and the weld is generally wider. The welding speed can therefore be increased. Addition of He will increase the blackening slightly. Gas flow rate: 12-16l/mm.