The electrode has high resistance to corrosion. The filler metal has excellent ductility and strength. The alloy is suitable for both cryogenic and ambient temperatures. The rod has excellent weldability and formability. The filler metal is ideal for heavy gauge applications for better fabricability. This grade is versatile and more common in most places than 304L. It has high chromium and nickel content which are elements that improve weldability and corrosion resistance. It allows welding from any position, and it is easy to remove the slag. The rod is prone to stress cracking corrosion in temperatures above 600 C when welding.
Properties of stainless steel 304 electrodes
Mechanical- The alloy has a tensile strength of around 700MPa while the yield strength is around 210MPa. It has a high elongation capacity of 45% in 50mm. The density of the material is 8g/cm3.
Chemical- The components of the stainless steel 304 electrodes include carbon, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, silicon, molybdenum, nickel, iron, and nitrogen. The Ni-Cr combination gives the alloy high corrosion resistance and excellent weldability.
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