Stainless Steel Electrodes

ES 308-17 Mo A5.4: E308 Mo - 17 / EN 1600: E 20 10 3 R 3 2


ES 308 Mo - 17 is an Rutile electrode of type E 20 10 3 / 308Mo. This electrode is designed for dissimilar joints and weld cladding. E S 308 Mo offers a lower chromium and ferrite content than a 309MoL weld deposit with the result that carbon diffusion and Cr-carbide formation is reduced after post weld heat treatment and lower ferrite contents can be achieved in the second layer of 316L surfacing. Suitable for service temperatures from -80°C to +300°C. Safety against formation of porosity due to the moisture resistant coating. is an extra low carbon rutile coated electrode. It gives a filler metal of the Cr Ni type. Excellent quality smooth weld beads are highly resistant to acids, inter granular corrosion at operating temperatures up to 350C, and to oxidation up to 800C. It gives a stable arc and the slag is easy remove. Re-drying is 300°C-350°C min. 2 h

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)
520 N / mm² 670 N / mm² % 30 + 20 °C 70 j


High-strength, mild steels and low-alloyed constructional steels, QT-steels and armour plates among themselves or among each other; non-alloy as well as alloyed boiler or constructional steels with high-alloy stainless Cr- and Cr-Ni-steels; austenitic manganese steels similar and dissimilar.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed

Welding Current

AC min. 50 V / DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades