Shield-Bright 316L


Shield-Bright 316L

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Shield-Bright 316L was developed for the welding of type 316L stainless steel but can be used for other stainless steels including types 316 and 304L. In a few cases, e.g. nitric acid service, Shield-Bright 316L should not be used to weld 304L. It contains molybdenum which resists pitting corrosion induced by sulphuric and sulphurous acids, chlorides and cellulose solutions. Used widely in the rayon, dye and paper making industries.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

As Welded
Conditional Statement 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 570 MPa
Yield Strength 450 MPa 442 MPa
Elongation 40 % 53 %

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 : E316LT1-4
SFA/AWS A5.22 : E316LT1-1
JIS Z 3323 : TS316L-FB1
KS D 3612 : YF 316LC
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 12 3 L P C1 2
EN ISO 17633-A : T 19 12 3 L P M21 2


Approvals ABS E316LT1-1 (C1)
ABS E316LT1-4 (M21)
BV 316L (C1)
CE EN 13479
CWB E316LT1-1 (C1)
CWB E316LT1-4 (M21)
ClassNK KW316LG(C) (C1)
DNV-GL VL 316L (M21)
DNV-GL VL 316L (C1)
KR RW316LG(C) (C1)
LR 316L (C1)
LR 316L (M21)
NAKS/HAKC 1.2 mm
RS A-6(xCrNiMo 19 11 3) (C1)
VdTÜV 04834 (M20, M21)
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Consumable Characteristics

Alloy Type Austenitic Cr-Ni-Mo
Welding Current DC+

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Mo Ni Si
C1 shielding gas
0.028 % 18.50 % 1.10 % 2.60 % 11.80 % 0.80 %
M21 shielding Gas
0.030 % - - - - -
M21 shielding gas
- 18.50 % 1.20 % 2.70 % 12.00 % 0.90 %

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Part Numbers and Accessories

Part Numbers : Shield-Bright 316L
Shield-Bright 316L 1.2mm 16kg 35FA129840
Shield-Bright 316L 1.2mm15kgVP 35FA12982V
Shield-Bright 316L 1.2mm4x5kg 35FA12560V