Blue Max Stainless Wire

Diameters / Packaging

Diameters
33# SPOOL
.035 ED033848
.045 ED033849

Blue Max® MIG 308L N

MIG (GMAW) Wire

AWS: ER308, ER308L

"N" designation - Cobalt restriction of 0.05% max - Low cobalt levels typically required in nuclear industry

DETAILS

Blue Max® MIG wire is designed to perform exceptionally at high wire feed speeds

Features

  • Designed with low cobalt and silicon levels typically required in nuclear industry
  • Composition controlled to meet nuclear and power generation requirements
  • Prior to using this material for ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section III applications, please contact the Lincoln Electric Specials Department to receive a Certified Material Test Report (CMTR) which meets all requirements of NCA-3860

Typical Applications

  • General Fabrication
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Process Industries

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • 98% Ar/ 2% O2

Special Features

BEFORE USE, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) FOR THIS PRODUCT AND SPECIFIC INFORMATION PRINTED ON THE PRODUCT CONTAINER. SDS Search page

See test result disclaimer

CONFORMANCE

CONFORMANCES SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION
AWS AWS A5.9 ER308, ER308L

WIRE COMPOSITION

Classification %C %Co %Cr %Cu %Mn %Mo %N %Nb %Ni %P %S %Si Ferrite Number (Delong ©) Ferrite Number (WRC-1992 ©)
ER308 Requirement 0.08 max. 19.5 - 22.0 0.75 max. 1.0 - 2.5 0.75 max. Info. Only Info. Only 9.0 - 11.0 0.03 max. 0.03 max. 0.30 - 0.65 Info. Only Info. Only
ER308L Requirement 0.03 max. 19.5 - 22.0 0.75 max. 1.0 - 2.5 0.75 max. Info. Only Info. Only 9.0 - 11.0 0.03 max. 0.03 max. 0.30 - 0.65 Info. Only Info. Only
Typical Result 0.02 0.03 20.4 0.04 1.7 0.08 0.06 0.00 max. 10.1 0.01 0.01 0.39 11 12

TYPICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

Diameter Transfer Mode Shielding Gas Polarity CTWD
mm (in.)⁽¹⁾
Wire Feed Speed
m/min (in/min)
Voltage
volts
Approx. Current
amps
Deposition Rate
kg/hr (lb/hr)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 3.0 (120) 19-20 55 0.9 (2.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 4.6 (180) 19-20 85 1.4 (3.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 5.8 (230) 20-21 105 1.8 (3.9)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 7.6 (300) 20-21 125 2.3 (5.0)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 8.9 (350) 21-22 140 2.7 (5.9)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 10.2 (400) 22-23 160 3.1 (6.7)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 2.5 (100) 19-20 100 1.1 (2.8)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 3.2 (125) 19-20 120 1.5 (3.5)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 3.8 (150) 21 135 1.7 (4.2)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 4.4 (175) 21 140 2.0 (4.8)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 5.6 (220) 22 170 2.6 (6.1)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 6.4 (250) 22-23 175 2.9 (6.9)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Short Circuit Transfer 90% He / 7.5% Ar / 2.5% CO2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 7.0 (275) 22-23 185 3.2 (7.6)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 10.2 (400) 22 180 3.1 (6.7)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 10.8 (425) 23 190 3.3 (7.1)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 11.4 (450) 23 200 3.5 (7.5)
0.035 in (0.9 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 12.1 (475) 23 210 3.7 (8.0)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 6.1 (240) 23 195 2.8 (6.6)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 6.6 (260) 24 230 3.0 (7.2)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 7.6 (300) 24 240 3.5 (8.3)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 8.3 (325) 25 250 3.8 (9.0)
0.045 in (1.1 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 13 (1/2) 9.1 (360) 25 260 4.2 (10.0)

NOTES

Note
⁽¹⁾ To calculate ESO, subtract 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) from CTWD.