Lincoln Electric's Stainless Consumables Family

Blue Max® MIG 308LCF

MIG (GMAW) Wire

AWS: ER308, ER308L

Product designed for cryogenic applications at -320 degrees F

DETAILS

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

Features

  • Controlled Low Ferrite (Range: 3-5 FN)
  • Charpy V-Notch test results capable of exceeding 27 J (20 ft•lbf) @ -196°C (-320°F)
  • Exceeds 15 mils (0.38 mm) of lateral expansion @ -196°C (-320°F)

Typical Applications

  • LNG Storage
  • Cryogenic vessels and piping
  • Power Generation

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • 98% Ar/ 2% O2

Service Information

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CONFORMANCE

CONFORMANCES SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION
AWS AWS A5.9 ER308, ER308L

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MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Classification Shielding Gas Yield Strength @ 0.2% Offset
MPa (ksi)
Tensile Strength
MPa (ksi)
Elongation
%
Charpy V-Notch
J (ft-lbs) @ -196°C (-320°F)
Lateral Expansion
mil @ -196 °C (-320 °F)
Typical Result, As-welded 98% Ar, 2% O2 390 (57) 570 (82) 39 43-59 (32-43) 19-32

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WIRE COMPOSITION

Classification %C %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 19.5-20.1 0.02-0.20 1.7-1.8 0.18 max. 0.06-0.10 0.03 max. 10.6-11.0 0.01-0.02 0.01-0.02 0.34-0.48 3-5 4-6

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TYPICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

Diameter Shielding Gas Voltage
volts
Approx. Current
amps
.035" (0.9 mm) 98% Ar, 2% O2 26-29 160-210
.045" (1.1 mm) 98% Ar, 2% O2 28-32 180-250