Cryo-Shield 308L


Cryo-Shield 308L

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Cryo-Shield 308L is an all-position flux cored wire adaptable to a variety of shop and field erection applications. Designed for cryogenic applications where good weld metal toughness is required. Applications include cryogenic vessel fabrication and process piping repair. Cryo-Shield 308L was developed for the welding of types 304 & 304L stainless steels for the low temperature service, even down to liquid helium temperatures. This is done by controlling the composition and the ferrite content to give good toughness at temperatures of -321oF (-196oC) and lower. Cryo-Shield 308L was developed for welding in all positions and performs particularly well in the vertical position with excellent slag removal.

Welding Process

  • FCAW (Flux Core)

Typical Charpy V-Notch Properties

Impact Value 41 J
Shielding Gas 100% CO2
Testing Temperature -196 degC

Typical Tensile Properties

ElongationShielding GasTensile Strength Yield Strength
59 %100% CO2552 MPa363 MPa


Classifications JIS Z3323 : TS308L-FB1
AWS A5.22 : E308LT1-1(4)


Approvals BV
Approvals are based on factory location. Please contact ESAB for more information.

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %

Typical Weld Metal Analysis %
C Cr Mn Ni P S Si Si+Fe
100% CO2
0.024 % 18.50 % 1.43 % 10.0 % 0.027 % 0.010 % 0.67 % Max 8 %

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