WIPWeld 316L (AWS E316L-16)

Stainless steel electrode with rutile-based coating for welding 18/8 Mo stainless steels. AISI 316 and 317. Austenitic and corrosion-resistant weld deposit contains molybdenum which provides creep resistance at elevated temperatures. Extra-low carbon content in the weld insures against intergranular carbide precipitation. Deposition rate and efficiency are far better than most other brands in the same class. Slag is practically self-peeling. Handles easily in DC+ or AC current with minimum open-circuit voltage of 70 volts. Weld metal recovery with respect to the core wire is approximately 112%.

Applications and Directions

Fabrication and repair of textile and other dyeing equipment, paper mill tanks, chemical tanks and equipment, pickling tanks, salt processing equipment, alkali tanks, etc.

Prepare and fit the work carefully, cleaning the joint of all foreign material. Use DC+ or AC current with minimum open circuit voltage of 70 volts. Proceed with the lowest current possible and a short arc without allowing the coating to touch the molten pool. Short and intermittent welding should be preferred to avoid overheating and distortion. Avoid excessive weaving. Electrode should be coated. discard exposed core wire. Use only dry electrode to prevent blowholes in the deposit. If necessary, re-dry at 250 degrees celsius 2 hours before use.