AWS A5.4 E316L-16
316L electrodes produce weld deposits similar to that of USA 316, but with a maximum 0.04% carbon. This extra-low carbon content gives the weld deposit excellent resistance against intergranular corrosion caused by carbide precipitation. 316L electrodes are used for welding 18% Cr– 12% Ni– 2.5% Mo stainless steels where the corrosion resistant qualities of AISI 316L are required. This electrode has a high deposition rate and produces a weld deposit with a fine bead appearance and exceptional crack-resistance. USA 316L electrodes are most commonly used in the textile, paper, cellulose, and chemical equipment industries for the fabrication of 316L, 318, and 319L stainless steel products.
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