Stainless Steel Electrodes

ES 308L 15 A5.4: E 308L-15 / EN 1600: E 19 9 L B 22


ES 308L 15 electrodes were developed for the welding of Type 304L stainless steels but can be used for many other stainless steels including Types 301, 302&304. They are used extensively for the welding of chemical plant equipment and may be used successfully for the welding of Types 321 and 347 stainless steels provided the service temperature is less than about 700F (375C). The basic coating of Arcaloy 308L-15 gives the highest resistance to cracking and excellent vertical welding characteristics. Operates on DC current only. This item is subject to Industry Alloy Surcharges.

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)
455 N/ mm² 625 N/ mm² %45 +20°C 80 J


ES 308L 15 electrode is used for welding extra low carbon 022Cr19Ni10 stainless steel structures and 06Cr18Ni11T1 corrosion resistant stainless steel structures that working temperature is below 300 C. They are mainly used for welding synthetic fiber, fertilizer, and petrochemical equipment.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
2.50 350 50 - 90
3.50 350 75 - 115
4.00 350 95 - 160

Welding Current

AC min. 50V / DC ( + )

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades