AWS E309L-16

Suitable welding positions

CWB to CSA W48-14 AWS A 5.4-06 E 309L-16

Typical applications

Welding of low carbon 22% Chromium (Cr) – 12% Nickel (Ni) Stainless Steel (AISI 304, 304L, 304LN, 308, 308L, 309, 309L, 321,347; ACI CF-3, CF-8, CF-8C, CG-12, CH-8, CH-10, and CH-20), heat resisting casting and clad stainless steel. Also commonly used when joining dissimilar metals such as stainless steel to carbon or low alloy steels.

Characteristics on usage

The deposited weld metal has optimal ferrite levels to resist weld metal cracking. Good heat and corrosion resistance. Inter-granular corrosion resistance is superior to E309-16 electrodes.

Typical chemical composition of all-weld-metal (%)

CSiMnpCrNiMo
0.030.840.760.0270.01323.0412.970.08

Dimensions and recommended currents

Diameter                                               Length                                              Amperage
Vanguard CodeinchesmminchesmmF &HFVU&OH  
6012 20095/642.09.825040 – 5035- 45 
6012 24093/322.411.830050 – 8045- 60 
6012 32091/83.213.835080-100 70- 90 
6012 40095/324.013.8350110 -15090 – 130 
6012 48093/165.09.8250140 – 180 

Typical mechanical properties of all-weld-metal

Yield StrengthTensile StrengthElongation
480 MPa69 ksi600 MPa87 ksi40%

Product Codes

6012 20095/642.0
6012 24093/322.4
6012 32091/83.2
6012 40095/324.0
6012 48093/165.0