Shield-Bright 308L X-tra

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Shield-Bright 308L X-tra was designed for welding type 304L stainless steel but can be used for types 301, 302, and 304 steels. It may also be used successfully for welding of types 321 and 347 stainless steel. Service conditions should not exceed an approximate of 750°F (399°C). Shield-Bright 308L X-tra was designed for welding in the flat position and for horizontal fillet welds with flat to concave beads with excellent slag removal.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Impact Value Testing Temperature
as welded c1 shielding gas
24 J (18 ft-lb) -196 degC (-321 degF)
40 J (30 ft-lb) -29 degC (-20 degF)

Typical Tensile Properties

Condition As Welded As Welded
Shielding Gas C1 shielding gas M21 Shielding Gas
Tensile Strength 549 MPa (80 ksi) 580 MPa (84 ksi)
Yield Strength 409 MPa (59 ksi) 410 MPa (59 ksi)
Elongation 55 % 40 %

Deposition Data

Current Deposition Rate Diameter Voltage Wire Feed Speed
200-350 A 3.0-7.5 kg/h (6-16 lb/h) 1.6 mm (1/16 in.) 26-34 V 4.0-11.0 m/min (157-433 in./min)
150-250 A 2.5-7.0 kg/h (5-15 lb/h) 1.2 mm (0.045 in.) 25-32 V 8.0-16.0 m/min (315-630 in./min)


Weld Metal SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT0-1
SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT0-4
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L R C1 3
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L R M21 3
JIS Z 3323 : TS308L-FB0
KS D 3612 : YF308LC


Approvals ABS E308LT0-1
BV 308L (M21)
CE EN 13479
CWB E308LT0-1 (C1)
CWB E308LT0-4 (M21)
KR RW308LG(C) (C1)
LR 304L S (C1)
VdTÜV 06611
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type C Cr Ni
Welding Current DC+

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Ni P S Si
C1 shielding gas
0.030 % 19.4 % 1.30 % 9.8 % 0.020 % 0.004 % 0.48 %
M21 Shielding Gas
0.022 % 19.6 % - 9.9 % 0.020 % 0.004 % 0.90 %
M21 shielding gas
- - 1.40 % - - - -

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Part Numbers : Shield-Bright 308L X-tra