WIPWeld 309L (AWS - E309L-16)

An austenitic-ferritic stainless steel electrode with ferritic content of about 15% used for welding stainless steel to high-alloy and unalloyed steel and heat-resistant steels with approximately 20% Cr and 12% Ni. Weld bead is crack-resistant and porosity free. The electrode can be used in all positions but best in flat position.

Applications and Directions

For fabrication and repair of austenitic ferritic steel equipment used in the petro-chemical industries, chemical and drug industries, etc; for hardsurfacing of unalloyed steels and other steel to resist severe impact and corrosion. Also suitable as buffer layer on 18/8 clad steels.