Stainless Steel Electrodes

ES 316L 17 A5.4: E 316 L 17 / EN 1600: E 19 12 3 LR 32


ES 316L 17 is a low carbon coated electrode. It gives a filler metal of the Cr-Ni-Mo type. Excellent quality smooth weld beads are highly resistant to acids and to inter granular corrosion at operating temperatures up to 350°C. It gives a stable arc and the slag is easy remove. Re-drying is 300°C min. 2

Typical Chemical Composition (%)


Typical Mechanical Properties

Yeild Strength Tensile Strength Elongation 5x D Impact (ISO-V)
miN. 355 N / mm² 540 - 670 N / mm² % 30 + 20 °C 47 J


ES 316L 17 can be used in the welding of pipes, tanks and vessels that are used in chemical, paint and paper industries. Cr-Ni-Mo steels, steel cast parts and pipes that are used for acid, gas and vapor tradmission can also be welded with this electrode. E 316L17 can also be used in the build up welding of leak proof surfaces. Electrode diameters up to 3.25 mm. Can be used in all positions; whereas 4.0 and 5.00 mm electrodes should be used in flat and nearly flat positions only. In condition to the welding of austenitic steels and acid resistant AISI 316 type steels, it is an ideal electrode for the welding of niobium or titanium stabilised 18 / 12 steels.

Sizes Available & Recomennded Currents

Diam. (mm) Length (mm) Current (Amperes) Arc Voltage Wire Feed
2.50 350 50 - 80
3.25 350 70 - 120
4.00 350 100 - 160

Welding Current

AC min. 55 V / DC { + }

Welding Positions



Vertical Up


Hardness (HB)

Special Coating ( performs several functions)

Typical Base Material Grades