316H electrodes produce weld deposits similar to that of USA 316, but with a 0.04-0.08 % carbon. This carbon content gives the weld deposit provides higher tensile and creep strengths at elevated temperatures. 316H electrodes are used for welding 18% Cr –12% Ni –2.5% Mo stainless steels where the corrosion resistant qualities of AISI 316H are required. This electrode has a high deposition rate and produces a weld deposit with fine bead appearance and good crack-resistance. 316H electrodes are most commonly used in the textile, paper, cellulose, and chemical equipment industries for the fabrication of 316H, 318 and 319H stainless steel products.
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