Shield-Bright 316L

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Shield-Bright 316L was developed for the welding of Type 316L stainless steel but can be used for other stainless steels including Types 316 and 304L. In a few cases, e.g. nitric acid service, Shield-Bright 316L should not be used to weld 304L. It contains molybdenum which resists pitting corrosion induced by sulphuric and sulphurous acids, chlorides and cellulose solutions. Used widely in the rayon, dye and paper making industries.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Impact Value Testing Temperature
as welded c1 shielding gas
26 J (19 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 M21 Shielding Gas C1 Shielding Gas
Tensile Strength 580 MPa (84 ksi) 570 MPa (83 ksi)
Yield Strength 450 MPa (65 ksi) 442 MPa (64 ksi)
Elongation 40 % 53 %

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 : E316LT1-4
SFA/AWS A5.22 : E316LT1-1
JIS Z 3323 : TS316L-FB1
KS D 3612 : YF 316LC
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 12 3 L P C1 2
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 12 3 L P M21 2


Approvals ABS E316LT1-1
ABS E316LT1-4
BV 316L (C1)
BV SA 316L (M21)
CE EN 13479
E 316LT1-1 (C1) : CWB E 316LT1-4 (M21)
ClassNK KW316LG(C)
DNV-GL VL 316L (M21, C1)
KR RW316LG(C) (C1)
LR 316L S CHE (M21,C1)
RS A-6(xCrNiMo 19 11 3) (C1)
VdTÜV 04834
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type C Cr Ni Mo
Welding Current DC+

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Mo Ni P S Si
C1 Shielding Gas
- - - 2.60 % - 0.027 % - -
C1 shielding Gas
0.028 % 18.50 % - - 11.8 % - - -
C1 shielding gas
- - 1.10 % - - - 0.010 % 0.80 %
M21 Shielding Gas
0.030 % 18.5 % 1.20 % 2.70 % 12.0 % 0.027 % - 0.90 %
M21 shielding gas
- - - - - - 0.010 % -

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Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Shield-Bright 316L