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TIG Filler Rod ER308L Stainless Steel

A 308 welding rod is a type of filler rod used in welding stainless steel. It is a low carbon version of 304 stainless steel, and it has good corrosion resistance to a wide range of environments. 308 welding rods are used for a variety of applications, including:

  • Pipe welding
  • Pressure vessel fabrication
  • Food processing equipment
  • Chemical plant equipment
  • Marine applications
  • Architectural applications

The composition of a 308 welding rod is typically 18-20% chromium, 8-12% nickel, 2% manganese, and 0.08% carbon. The low carbon content of 308 welding rods helps to prevent intergranular corrosion, which is a type of corrosion that occurs at the grain boundaries of the weld metal.

308 welding rods can be used with a variety of welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). The choice of welding process will depend on the thickness of the material being welded and the desired weld properties.

When welding with 308 welding rods, it is important to use the correct shielding gas. The most common shielding gas for 308 welding is argon, but a mixture of argon and carbon dioxide can also be used. The shielding gas helps to prevent oxidation of the weld metal and to create a stable arc.

308 welding rods are a versatile and reliable type of filler rod for welding stainless steel. They are easy to use and produce welds with good corrosion resistance.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using 308 welding rods:

  • The welding temperature should be kept as low as possible to minimize the risk of intergranular corrosion.
  • The weld should be cleaned thoroughly after welding to remove any slag or flux.
  • The weld should be post-heated to relieve any stresses in the weld metal.

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