ALPHA 316 is a low carbon, medium heavy coated, rutile based electrode for welding in all positions 18/8/Mo austenitic stainless steels. The presence of Molybdenum in weld metal provides excellent corrosion and creep resistance properties at elevated temperatures up to 850 0C.. Ferrite content is controlled between 4-8% which gives maximum resistance to cracking and corrosion. The electrode produces crack free, radiographic quality welds. It operates equally well on AC and DC (+). Easy striking and restricting, soft and stable arc, low spatter, easy slag detachability is the main characteristics.
Welding of stainless steels such as AISI 316, 317, clad steel of the same grade, Ferrite and Mo alloyed Cr. Steels. Used in Fabrication of tanks and vessels, Acid resisting coils, Pipe fitting etc. in Paper & pulp, Chemicals, Paint & Dye industries. Also used for welding of stainless steels such as AISI 201, 202, 301, 302, 410, 414, 420.