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ENiCr3 T1-1/T1-4 Flux Core Wire / UNS W86082 / Alloy 82T-1 / AWS 5.34



ENiCr3T1-1/T1-4 are used to join carbon steels to nickel alloys and for the surfacing of carbon steels. Alloy 82T-1 shows good immune to pitting and stress corrosion cracking in chloride contaminated environments. This alloy is most suitable for use in cryogenic and elevated temperatures up to 1450°F. Due to the high deposition rates, it provides high-quality welds with a good appearance. The high welding speed and portability of this welding method means that it is widely used in construction.

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ENiCr3, also known as Inconel 82, is a high-performance nickel-chromium alloy that has gained widespread recognition in various industries due to its exceptional properties and versatility. In this article, we will delve into the world of Inconel 82, exploring its composition, mechanical properties, applications, and the advantages it offers in different fields. With a comprehensive understanding of ENiCr3, you’ll appreciate its significance and potential in the modern industrial landscape.

Composition and Manufacturing

ENiCr3 is primarily composed of nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), and a small percentage of iron (Fe). Its exact composition is as follows:

  • Nickel (Ni): 62-67%
  • Chromium (Cr): 19-23%
  • Iron (Fe): 3-4%
  • Manganese (Mn): 1-2%
  • Silicon (Si): 0.5-1%
  • Carbon (C): 0.02% maximum
  • Sulfur (S): 0.02% maximum
  • Phosphorus (P): 0.02% maximum

These carefully balanced elements contribute to the alloy’s remarkable properties and performance characteristics.

Mechanical Properties

Inconel 82 exhibits a wide range of mechanical properties that make it a standout choice in various applications:

  1. High Temperature Strength: ENiCr3 maintains excellent strength and oxidation resistance at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for applications in the aerospace and petrochemical industries.

  2. Corrosion Resistance: With its high chromium content, Inconel 82 is highly resistant to corrosion, especially in aggressive environments containing acids and salts. This property is invaluable in chemical processing plants and marine applications.

  3. Weldability: ENiCr3 is easily weldable, ensuring that it can be seamlessly integrated into complex structures without compromising its mechanical properties.


ENiCr3 finds applications across a wide spectrum of industries, including:

  1. Aerospace: Inconel 82 is commonly used in aircraft components, such as gas turbine exhaust ducts, due to its excellent high-temperature strength and corrosion resistance.

  2. Petrochemical: Its resistance to corrosion in harsh chemical environments makes ENiCr3 an ideal choice for equipment used in oil and gas processing.

  3. Nuclear Power: Inconel 82 is used in nuclear power plants for its ability to withstand extreme temperatures and radiation.

  4. Marine Industry: The corrosion resistance of Inconel 82 makes it a preferred material for marine components like seawater piping and heat exchangers.

  5. Chemical Processing: ENiCr3 is employed in various chemical processing applications, including reactors, vessels, and pipelines, where resistance to corrosive chemicals is crucial.


ENiCr3 offers several advantages that set it apart from other materials:

  1. Exceptional High-Temperature Performance: Inconel 82 maintains its strength and integrity even at temperatures exceeding 1000°C, ensuring reliable performance in extreme conditions.

  2. Longevity and Durability: Its resistance to corrosion and oxidation translates to a longer service life, reducing maintenance costs.

  3. Weldability: Inconel 82 can be easily welded, allowing for complex and customized designs in various applications.

  4. Versatility: Its broad range of applications across industries highlights the versatility and adaptability of ENiCr3.

C Mn Si Ni P S Cr Cu Ti Fe Nb (Cb) + Ta
≤0.10 2.5-3.5 ≤0.50 ≤67.0 ≤0.03 ≤0.015 18.0-22.0 ≤0.5 ≤0.75 ≤3.0 2.0-3.0
Tensile Strength MPa(ksi) Yield Strength MPa(ksi) Elongation %
AWS requirement 550(80) min Not specified 25min
Typical results as welded 620(90) 400(58) 27
Process Diameter in Wire Ext Voltage (V) Amps Shielding GAS
FCAW 0.045 (1.2mm) 1/2 in 25-26 150-200 100% CO2 ; 75-80% Ar/ balance CO2
FCAW 1/16 (1.6mm) /2 in 26-27 200-250 100% CO2 ; 75-80% Ar/ balance CO2
Diameter in Spool Diameter in Packaging Ibs
0.045 (1.2mm) 12 (300mm) 33 (15kgs)
1/16 (1.6mm) 12 (300mm) 33 (15kgs)

ENiCr3 is a welding electrode classification according to the American Welding Society (AWS) standard. It refers to a nickel-based electrode that is primarily used for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.
The “E” in ENiCr3 stands for electrode, indicating that it is an electrode used in welding. “Ni” represents nickel as the primary alloying element, and “Cr” represents chromium, which is another significant alloying element. The number “3” denotes the third variation or composition within the ENiCr series.
ENiCr3 electrodes are designed for welding nickel-chromium alloys, including Inconel 600 and Inconel 601, as well as some dissimilar combinations of metals. These electrodes provide excellent corrosion resistance and high-temperature strength.
Some common applications of ENiCr3 electrodes include welding of heat exchangers, gas turbine components, furnace parts, and similar high-temperature equipment. They are also suitable for repair and maintenance of nickel-based alloys in various industries such as petrochemical, power generation, and aerospace.

ErNiCr3 is a premium solid wire electrode specifically designed for gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) or TIG welding applications. This high-quality filler metal is engineered to deliver exceptional performance and reliability in joining and overlaying nickel-chromium alloys, including renowned alloys like Inconel 600 and Inconel 601.
With its composition of nickel and chromium, ErNiCr3 offers outstanding corrosion resistance, excellent high-temperature strength, and remarkable ductility. It ensures reliable and precise welds with superior mechanical properties, enabling you to achieve welds of exceptional quality.
Ideal for industries such as aerospace, petrochemical, power generation, and chemical processing, ErNiCr3 is a go-to choice for welding or repairing components in high-temperature equipment. Whether you’re working on heat exchangers, boiler tubes, turbine blades, or furnace parts, this welding filler metal provides the reliability and durability you need.
Trust ErNiCr3 for your TIG welding projects and experience seamless welds, exceptional resistance to corrosion, and reliable performance in extreme environments. Elevate your welding capabilities with this top-of-the-line filler metal and achieve optimal results with every weld.

Future Developments and Research

The field of materials science is constantly evolving, and ENiCr3 is no exception. Ongoing research is focused on further enhancing its properties and expanding its potential applications. Some areas of interest include:

  1. Advanced Alloys: Researchers are exploring ways to tweak the alloy’s composition to achieve even greater strength, durability, and resistance to extreme conditions. These developments could lead to ENiCr3 variants tailored for specific applications.

  2. Additive Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has the potential to revolutionize the production of Inconel 82 components. This technology allows for complex geometries and precise designs, opening up new possibilities in engineering.

  3. Environmental Considerations: As environmental concerns continue to grow, researchers are investigating ways to make ENiCr3 production more sustainable and eco-friendly, reducing its environmental footprint.

  4. Quality Control and Testing: Continuous improvements in testing and quality control methods ensure that Inconel 82 components meet the highest industry standards for safety and reliability.

  5. Alternative Applications: The versatility of ENiCr3 means that it may find applications in emerging industries, such as renewable energy and electric vehicle manufacturing, as these fields demand materials that can withstand extreme conditions.

Safety Considerations

When working with Inconel 82, safety should always be a top priority:

  1. Health and Safety: Adequate safety measures, such as proper ventilation and personal protective equipment, should be in place when handling ENiCr3, especially during welding and fabrication processes.

  2. Material Handling: Due to its weight and potential for sharp edges, proper material handling procedures are essential to prevent accidents and injuries.

  3. Welding Precautions: Welding ENiCr3 requires specialized techniques and equipment. Welders should receive proper training and follow safety guidelines to minimize risks.