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Blue max®
Lincoln Electric's Blue Max® stainless MIG wire is industry recognized for controlled ferrite levels, best-in-class arc performance and Q2 Lot® testing. With a wide range of stainless welding applications, Blue Max® MIG wire is the industry's choice for semi-automatic and automatic stainless welding. 
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Blue Max
Product Name
AWS Class
Applications
ER2209
  • Nuclear power plant construction and maintenance
  • Alloy 2205: UNS S31803, UNS S31500
  • Alloy 2304: UNS S32304, UNS S31200
  • Air pollution control systems for coal fired power plants
  • Power and process industry components and piping
  • Pressure vessels
ER2209
  • Offshore
  • Oil and Gas
  • Chemical
  • Petrochemical
  • Welding 2205 duplex stainless steel
ER2594
  • Offshore
  • Pumps and Valves
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Welding Zeron 100% and similar base metals
Similar to ER307
  • Automotive exhaust systems
  • Armor Plate (military)
  • Designed for joining dissimilar stainless steels
  • Work hardening manganese steel
ER308H
  • Chemical
  • Petrochemical Industries
  • Distillery
  • Catalytic Crackers
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Welding 302/304H/305 Stainless Steels
  • Restaurant Industries
ER308L
  • Designed for welding 304/304L Stainless Steels
  • ASTM A743 or 744 Types CF-8 and CF-3 castings
ER308
ER308L
  • Nuclear power plant components, maintenance and construction
  • Power and process industry related piping
  • Pressure vessels
ER308
ER308L
  • LNG Storage
  • Cryogenic Vessels and Piping
ER308Si
ER308LSi
  • 304 and 304L stainless steels
  • Common austenitic stainless steels referred to as "18-8" steels
  • ASTM A743, A744 Types CF-8 and CF-3
ER309L
Ideal for joining stainless steels to themselves or to carbon or low alloy steels, and can be used at temperatures of up to 700°F (371°C)
ER309
ER309L
  • Nuclear power plant components, maintenance and construction
  • Power and process industry related pipings
  • Pressure vessels
Similar to AWS ER309LMo
Used for the first layer of multilayer overlays with filler metals such as 316L or 317L stainless steel
ER309Si
ER309LSi
Designed for joining stainless steel to mild or low alloy steel
ER310
  • Heat shields
  • Furnace parts
  • Ducting
  • Welding 310 Stainless and similiar materials
  • Used for welding stainless steels of similar composition in cast and wrought forms
ER312
  • Tool steels
  • Hard to weld steels
  • Cast and wrought alloys
  • Dissimilar metals
ER316L
  • Power Generation
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Processing
  • Designed for joining 316/316L stainless steels
ER316
ER316L
  • Nuclear power plant components, maintenance and construction
  • Power and process industry related piping
  • Pressure vessels
ER316
ER316L
  • LNG Storage
  • Cryogenic Vessels and Piping
ER316Si
ER316LSi
  • Molybdenum bearing austenitic stainless steels
  • Type 316 and 316L
ER317L
  • Food Processing
  • Chemical Processing Plants
  • Condensers
  • Petrochemical
  • Paper Making
  • Designed for welding 317L and alloys with similar composition in high corrosive environments
ER320LR
  • Process Piping
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Agitators and rotors
  • Chemical processing
  • Metal cleaning and pickling industries
  • Typically used for welding Alloy 20 base materials and materials in similar composition
ER330
  • Heat Treatment
  • Furnace Environments
  • Used to weld wrought and cast forms of stainless steels of similar chemical compositions, which offer good heat and scale resistance to 1800°F (980°C)
ER347
  • High temperature stainless applications
  • Pharmaceutical Equipment
  • Welding 321 and 347 type stainless and stainless clad steels
  • Food Processing
ER385
  • Used for welding 904L stainless steel
  • Used in fabrication of equipment and vessels for handling and storage of sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid and other inorganic and organic acids
  • Process piping
ER409Nb
  • Automotive Exhausts
  • Catalytic Converters under typical applications
  • Designed to weld type 409 and 409Ti base materials
ER410
  • Surfacing Steel Mill Rolls
  • Furnace and Burner Parts
  • Turbine Parts
ER410NiMo
  • Turbines
  • Valve Bodies
  • Power Generation
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • High Pressure Piping
  • Designed to weld materials of similar chemical composition in cast and wrought forms
ER630
  • Hydraulic Equipment Components
  • Impellers
  • Pump Shafts
  • Welding 17-4 PH stainless steels
Product Name
AWS Class
Applications
ER2209
  • Nuclear power plant construction and maintenance
  • Alloy 2205: UNS S31803, UNS S31500
  • Alloy 2304: UNS S32304, UNS S31200
  • Air pollution control systems for coal fired power plants
  • Power and process industry components and piping
  • Pressure vessels
Product Name
AWS Class
Applications
ER308
ER308L
  • Process Piping
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
ER308
ER308L
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
  • Contractors
  • Process Piping
ER309
ER309L
  • Process Piping
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
ER309
ER309L
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
  • Process Piping
ER316
ER316L
  • Process Piping
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
ER316
ER316L
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Thermal Energy
  • Petroleum Processing
  • Process Piping

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