VILCHIS 309Cb
SPECIAL WELDING ROD WITH COLUMBIUM CONTENT FOR STAINLESS STEEL TYPES AISI: 301, 302, 304, 308 , 309,347AND 321 SUBMITTED TO HIGH TEMPERATURES UP TO 1100C
CLASSIFICATION A.W.S.:E-309 Cb-16
APPLICATIONS: This electrode is used to weld stainless steel types 301,302,304,308,309,347 and 321. Its content of Columbium helps to avert chromium carbide precipitations at high temperatures. It is the right choice to weld exhaust systems in airplanes as well as carbon steel and low alloy steel-- where preheating at 250 to 300C is recommended. It is also used in heat treatment cyanide tanks, caustic soda tanks, glass foundry troughs, stainless steel covered tanks, collection pipes in brine tanks and in milk industry equipment..

CHARACTERISTICS AND PROCEDURE: Vilchis 309Cb filler metal creates pore free weld seams which can be polished like the base metal. Vilchis 309Cb is a shielded arc electrode which was formulated to weld stainless steel with 25% Chromium and 12% Nickel in all welding positions. It can also be used with steel types 18/8 and 19/9, with mild steel and with low alloy steel. This welding rod is recommended wherever high corrosion resistance resulting from high temperatures is required.
To use this electrode, the joint area should be cleaned carefully before you start. Keep the arc short and do not let the welding rod contact the surface. Best results are obtained when enough amperage is used to achieve good fusion. Avoid excesive weaving. Stringer beads (straight) are the best in this case.
In vertical and in overhead welding, set amperage close to the lowest possible values indicated below in the chart.


TENSILE RESISTANCE: 6,800 Kg/cm2 (96,000 PSI)
BRINELL HARDNESS: 205 BHN
ELONGATION: 40%
FERRITE No.: 8
POSITIONS: ALL
CURRENT: AC or DC REVERSE POLARITY

FILLER METAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS %
SIZES
AMPERAGE
C
Mn
Si
Cr
Ni
Cb
2.38 mm-3/32"
50-70
0.09
1.80
0.90
25.2
12.5
0.80
3.25 mm - 1/8"
80-100
4.0 mm - 5/32"
110-130
5.0 mm - 3/16"
140-170