AWS E308-16

Description and Applications

Welding of 18-8 austenitic stainless steels for chemical apparatus, containers and plants.  Slag is easy to detach and arc is stable, less spatter loss and bead appearance is beautiful


Guideline in Usage

1. Electrodes should be re-dried at 250 300℃ for one hour before use
2. Excessively wide weaving may cause welding defects. Keep weaving width to less than 2.5 times electrode diameter.

Remove dirt such as oil and dust from the groove.

Welding Parameters
SIZE 2.0mm 2.6mm 3.2mm 4.0mm 5.0mm
Length 250mm 300mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Current (Amp) F, Fillet 30-50 60-85 85-120 115-150 150-190
V, OH 30-50 50-70 75-105 95-130  
Typical Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength 590 N/mm2
Elongation 43
Typical Chemistry (wt%)
Carbon 0.05
Silicon 0.80
Manganese   0.77
Chromium 19.1
Nickel 9.7
Molybdenum 0.11
Sulphur 0.006


Iron Bal