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AWS ERNiCrFe-11 Weld Metal

AWS ERNiCrFe-11 is a nickel-based filler metal for welding. Cited properties are appropriate for the as-welded condition. It has the lowest base cost among nickel-based welding fillers. In addition, it has the highest ductility and a very low embodied energy.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare AWS ERNiCrFe-11 to: nickel-based welding fillers (top), all nickel alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

200 GPa 28 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

47 %

Poisson's Ratio

0.28

Shear Modulus

76 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

740 MPa 110 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

320 J/g

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1360 °C 2470 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1310 °C 2390 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

470 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

11 W/m-K 6.4 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

13 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

1.5 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

1.6 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

49 % relative

Density

8.2 g/cm3 510 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

8.0 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

110 MJ/kg 49 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

280 L/kg 33 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

23 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

25 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

22 points

Thermal Diffusivity

2.9 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

20 points

Alloy Composition

Nickel (Ni) 58 to 63
Chromium (Cr) 21 to 25
Iron (Fe) 7.2 to 20
Aluminum (Al) 1.0 to 1.7
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 1.0
Copper (Cu) 0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.5
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.1
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.030
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.015
Residuals 0 to 0.5

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

AWS A5.14: Specification for Nickel and Nickel-Alloy Bare Welding Electrodes and Rods