Lincoln Electric's Stainless Consumables Family

Blue Max® MIG 316LSi

MIG (GMAW) Wire

AWS: ER316Si, ER316LSi

Mo content increases corrosion resistance & High Si assists in puddle fluidity

DETAILS

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

Features

  • Proprietary surface lubricant for steady feeding and arc stability
  • Similar to 316L, with higher silicon content for optimum ease and speed in MIG welding and smooth bead appearance
  • Molybdenum grade for increased corrosion resistance

Typical Applications

  • General Fabrication
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Process Piping

Welding Positions

  • All

Shielding Gas

  • 98% Ar/ 2% O2

Service Information

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CONFORMANCE

CONFORMANCES SPECIFICATION CLASSIFICATION
AWS AWS A5.9 ER316LSi, ER316Si
ABS AWS A5.9 ER316LSi, ER316Si

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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) @ -60°C (-76°F)
Typical Result 98% Ar, 2% O2 440 (64) 610 (89) 37 87 (64)

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WIRE COMPOSITION

Classification %C %Cr %Cu %Mn %Mo %N %Nb %Ni %P %S %Si %Ti Ferrite Number (Delong ©) Ferrite Number (WRC-1992 ©)
ER316LSi 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. 0.65 - 1.00
ER316Si 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. 0.65 - 1.00
Typical Result 0.01 18.3-18.5 0.06 1.7-2.2 2.3-2.4 0.05-0.07 0.02 max. 11.3-11.7 0.02 0.01 0.79-0.87 0.00 max. 9 6

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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)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 19 (3/4) 4.4 (175) 25 260 4.3 (9.2)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 19 (3/4) 5.1 (200) 26 310 4.9 (10.5)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 19 (3/4) 6.4 (250) 26 330 6.2 (13.1)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 19 (3/4) 7.0 (275) 27 360 6.8 (14.4)
1/16 in (1.6 mm) Axial Spray Transfer 98% Ar / 2% O2 DC+ 19 (3/4) 7.6 (300) 28 390 7.4 (15.8)

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NOTES

Note
⁽¹⁾ To estimate ESO, subtract 1/8 in (3.2 mm) from CTWD.