Shield-Bright 308L


Shield-Bright 308L

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Shield-Bright 308L was developed for welding type 304L stainless steel and can also be used for welding types 301, 302 and 304. It may also be used for welding types 321 and 347 if the service conditions do not exceed an approximate of 750℉ (399℃).

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

As Welded
Impact Value 60 J
Shielding Gas C1 shielding gas
Testing Temperature -29 degC

Typical Tensile Properties

Condition As Welded As Welded
As welded As welded
Shielding Gas M21 shielding gas C1 shielding gas
Tensile Strength 580 MPa 568 MPa
Yield Strength 410 MPa 372 MPa
Elongation 44 % 61 %

Current Range

Current Diameter Voltage
160-320 A 1.6 mm 24-33 V
130-220 A 1.2 mm 24-29 V


Weld Metal SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT1-4
SFA/AWS A5.22 : E308LT1-1
KS D 3612 : YF 308LC
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L P C1 2
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 9 L P M21 2
JIS Z 3323 : TS308L-FB1


Approvals ABS E308LT1-1 (C1)
ABS E308LT1-4 (M21)
BV 308L (C1)
CCS 308L (C1)
CE EN 13479
CWB E308LT1-1 (C1)
CWB E308LT1-4 (M21)
ClassNK KW308LG(C) (C1)
DNV-GL VL 308L (M21)
DNV-GL VL 308L (C1)
KR RW308LG (C) (C1)
LR 304L (C1)
LR 304L (M21)
NAKS/HAKC 1.2 mm
VdTÜV 04832 (M20, M21)
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type Austenitic Cr-Ni
Welding Current DC+

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Ni Si
C1 shielding gas
0.025 % 19.10 % 1.10 % 10.00 % 0.70 %
M21 shielding Gas
0.030 % - - - -
M21 shielding gas
- 19.30 % 1.20 % 10.1 % 0.90 %

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Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Shield-Bright 308L
Shield-Bright 308L 1.2mm 16kg 35BA129840
Shield-Bright 308L 1.2mm15kgVP 35BA12982V
Shield-Bright 308L 1.2mm4x5kg 35BA12560V