Shield-Bright 308L

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Shield-Bright 308L is a rutile cored wire designed for the all-positional welding of stainless steels excluding vertical down. In addition to the 304L and 308L grades it is also suitable for welding the stabilised 321 and 347 grades with 15% Ar - 25% CO2 or CO2 shielding gas.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Impact Value Testing Temperature
as welded c1 shielding gas
30 J (22 ft-lb) -196 degC (-321 degF)
60 J (44 ft-lb) -29 degC (-20 degF)

Typical Tensile Properties

Condition As Welded As Welded
Shielding Gas C1 Shielding gas M21 Shielding Gas
Tensile Strength 568 MPa (82 ksi) 580 MPa (84 ksi)
Yield Strength 372 MPa (54 ksi) 410 MPa (59 ksi)
Elongation 61 % 44 %

Deposition Data

Current 130-220 A
Deposition Rate 4-10 lb/h
Deposition Rate 1.9-4.6 kg/h
Diameter 0.045 in.
Diameter 1.2 mm
Voltage 24-29 V
Wire Feed Speed 228-567 in./min
Wire Feed Speed 5.8-14.4 m/min


Weld Metal SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT1-4
SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT1-1
KS D 3612 : YF 308LC
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L P C1 2
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L P M21 2
JIS Z 3323 : YF 308LC


Approvals ABS E308LT1-4
ABS E308LT1-1
BV 308L (C1)
BV SA 308L (M21)
CCS 308L (C1)
CE EN 13479
CWB E308LT1-1 (C1)
CWB E308LT1-4 (M21)
ClassNK KW308LG(C)
DNV-GL VL 308L (M21)
KR RW308LG (C) (C1)
LR 304L S (M21,C1)
VdTÜV 04832 (M20,M21)
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
- - - - - 0.007 % -
C1 shielding gas
0.025 % 19.1 % 1.10 % 10.0 % 0.025 % - 0.70 %
M21 Shielding Gas
0.030 % 19.3 % 1.20 % 10.1 % 0.025 % 0.007 % 0.90 %

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Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Shield-Bright 308L