The electrode has a high composition of nickel, molybdenum, and chromium. The elements increase the corrosion resistance of the alloy. Nickel and molybdenum are suitable for reducing pitting and crevice corrosion while chromium acts as the agent that shields the filler metal from oxidation. The Hastelloy C276 electrode is non-magnetic in the annealed state but retains some magnetism after cold working. The filler wire allows forging at temperatures around 10000 C. The alloy is ideal for welding of similar grades of stainless steel. It can also be used in joining dissimilar classes of steel with nickel-molybdenum-chromium composition. The electrode can be used from any position.
Properties of Hastelloy C276 electrodes
Mechanical- The alloy has a tensile strength of 750MPa while the yield strength is around 325MPa. It has an elongation capacity of 40% in 50mm.
Chemical- The elements found in Hastelloy C276 electrodes include carbon, nickel, molybdenum, chromium, sili