Solid Wire Electrode BA-WIRE 316H for Submerged Arc Welding

SFA 5.9 / AWS A5.9: ER316H

Main Application

BA-WIRE 316H is a submerged arc welding wire intended for welding austenitic stainless steels that will operate at high temperatures500-800°C, under long term creep conditions. BA-WIRE 316H is also suitable for welding 321/321H and 347/347H grades in high temperature service. Recommended for welding steam piping, super heater headers for the petro-chemical industry and power plants.

Typical analysis and chemical composition acc. to AWS A5.9

Wire electrodeCSiMnMoNiCrPSCu total
Typical analysis BA-WIRE 316H 0.05 0.45 1.7 2.5 12.3 19.0 0.020 0.013 0.15
ER316H acc. to AWS A5.9 0.04 - 0.08 0.30 - 0.65 1.0 - 2.5 2.0 - 3.0 11.0 - 14.0 18.0 - 20.0 0.03 0.03 0.75

Base Materials

316/316H, CF10M, BS 316S51, 316S52, 316S53, 316C16, 316C71, UNS S31609

Suitable fluxes: BF 38, WP 380

Flux type suitability is strongly dependent on its application. In combination with the wire electrode the most suitable flux should match the requirements of the plate material as closely as possible under the existing welding conditions. Further information can be obtained from the technical flux data sheets.

Package Forms

Coils, spools, drums and spiders as standard package forms for SAW-wire electrodes, different package forms on request.


1.6 – 4.0 mm; sizes and tolerances acc. to ISO 544 and AWS A5.9.

Wire Electrode Surface

Smooth finish free from surface defects and foreign matter.


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