Exaton 385-16


Exaton 385-16

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385-16 is a covered electrode with type with rutile-basic coating and normal recovery, used for welding of high-alloy austenitic stainless of UNS N08904 type, also known as 904L. 385-16 gives a fully austenitic chromium-nickel-molybdenum weld metal with especially low carbon content and copper addition. Spray transfer gives a bead with a finely rippled surface, little spatter and good slag removal. It is suitable for joining steels of the 20Cr/25Ni/4.5Mo/1.5Cu type such as 2RK65 and 904L used in many areas of the process industry, such as in the production of acetic acid, sulphuric acid, terephthalic or tartaric acid and vinyl chloride as well as other chloride containing media. It is also suitable for use in cooling operations involving sea water or heavily polluted river water. 385-16 may also be used to join 317L where improved corrosion resistance in specific media is required. These electrodes may be used to join 2RK65, 904L, and 317L to other grades of stainless steel.


Exaton 385-16


Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Cu Mn Mo Ni Si
0.03 % 20 % 1.5 % 1 % 4.7 % 25 % 0.5 %


Grade EN 13479
Society CE
Grade 02805
Society VdTÜV
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Testing Temperature 20 degC
Shielding Gas ISO
Impact Value (met) 65 J
As Welded


Grade E 20 25 5 Cu N L R 3 2
Name EN ISO 3581-A
Grade E385-16
Name SFA/AWS A5.4
Grade 1.4519
Name Werkstoffnummer

Consumable Characteristics

Welding Current AC, DC+
Ferrite Content FN 0
Coating Type Basic Rutile
Alloy Type Austenitic CrNiMo

Typical Tensile Properties

ConditionElongationShielding Gas
As Welded35 %ISO

Deposition Data

Current Deposition Rate Diameter Number of electrodes/kg weld metal Voltage kg weld metal/kg electrodes
60-85 A 44 sec 0.9 kg/h 2.5 x 300 mm 91 24 V 0.60 kg
85-130 A 60 sec 1.5 kg/h 3.2 x 350 mm 41 27 V 0.58 kg
95-180 A 64 sec 1.9 kg/h 4.0 x 350 mm 30 29 V 0.51 kg

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Part Numbers : Exaton 385-16
Exa 20.25.5.LCuR 2.5x300 1/4VP 68992520L0 FIND A DISTRIBUTOR
Exa 20.25.5.LCuR 3.2x350 1/2VP 68993230T0 FIND A DISTRIBUTOR
Exa 20.25.5.LCuR 4.0x350 1/2VP 68994030G0 FIND A DISTRIBUTOR