Stainless Steel Electrodes

ES 308L 17 A5.4: E 308 L-17 / EN 1600: E 19 9 L R 32


ES 308L 17 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 350°C, and to oxidation up to 800°C. 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)
420 N / mm² 570 N / mm² % 45 +20°C 80 J


In addition to the welding of steels corresponding to AISI 301, 302, 304, 304L, 308 and 308L; SS 1 can also be used in the welding of niobium or titanium stabilized austenitic stainless steels. Welding of vapor and pressure fittings, storage tanks and equipment that are used in milk and other food and chemical industries, stainless steel or stainless steel plated steels, stainless and carbon steels operating under chemical attack are among its application areas. It is an ideal electrode for the joining of stainless steel parts ( having similar chemical composition with the electrode ) with steel cast pieces. Up to and including 3.25 mm diameter electrodes can be used in all positions; whereas 4.00 mm and 5.00 mm electrodes should be used in the flat position.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
2.50 250 50 - 80
3.25 350 75 - 115
4.00 350 115 - 160

Welding Current

AC min. 50 V / DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades