Lincoln Electric's Stainless Consumables Family

Blue Max® MIG 316L

MIG (GMAW) Wire

AWS: ER316, ER316L

Designed with low carbon & 2-3% Mo to improve corrosion & pitting resistance

DETAILS

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

Features

  • Low carbon content reduces the possibility of carbide precipitation and intergranular corrosion
  • The 2-3% molybdenum improves pitting corrosion resistance of the weld deposit
  • Q2 Lot® - Certificate showing actual wire composition and calculated ferrite number (FN) available online

Typical Applications

  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Power Generation
  • Process Industries

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • 98% Ar/ 2% O2

Service Information

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CONFORMANCE

CONFORMANCES SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION
AWS AWS A5.9 ER316, ER316L
ABS AWS A5.9 ER316, ER316L
CWB CSA W48 ER316, ER316L
MIL MIL-E-19933E AMD1 MIL-316L

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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 ©)
ER316 Requirement 0.08 max. 18.0 - 20.0 0.75 max. 1.0 - 2.5 2.0 - 3.0 11.0 - 14.0 0.03 max. 0.03 max. 0.30 - 0.65
ER316L Requirement 0.03 max. 18.0 - 20.0 0.75 max. 1.0 - 2.5 2.0 - 3.0 11.0 - 14.0 0.03 max. 0.03 max. 0.30 - 0.65
Typical Result 0.01-0.02 18.5-18.7 0.03-0.13 1.6-1.8 2.1-2.6 0.03 0.01 max. 11.8-12.2 0.02 0.01 max. 0.39-0.40 8-12 7-11

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TYPICAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

Diameter Shielding Gas Voltage
volts
Approx. Current
amps
0.030 in (0.8 mm) 98% Ar / 2% O2 26-29 160-210
0.035 in (0.9 mm) 98% Ar / 2% O2 26-29 160-210
0.045 in (1.1 mm) 98% Ar / 2% O2 28-32 180-250
1/16 in (1.6 mm) 98% Ar / 2% O2 29-33 200-280