Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2996-SA

Postalloy® DuraHard™ 2996-SA is a non-cracking medium chrome stainless steel welding wire for submerged-arc welding. Deposit polishes in service to reduce friction and minimize wear of mating part. Provides a medium hard martensitic stainless steel deposit with good corrosion resistance, as well as metal-to-metal wear and abrasion resistance. Multiple layers can be applied crack-free. For use on carbon and alloy steels.


Product Type

  • Submerged Arc Wire


  • Table rolls
  • Pinch rolls
  • Scale breaker rolls
  • Coiler rolls
  • Leveler rolls and runout table rolls
  • Brake drums and packing glands
  • Cable drums and sheaves

Weld Deposit Properties

2 and 3 layers 45-50Rc
Preheat may be required for certain low alloy, higher carbon steels
Crack-free deposit 3/4" can be made with proper procedure
With carbide tools

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
26-30 400-500 1/8" (3.2mm) 11⁄4"-11⁄2"(33-38mm)
29-32 425-540 5/32" (4.0mm) 11⁄4"-11⁄2"(33-38mm)

Welding Procedure:

Flux: Neutral

Position: Flat

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging
1/8" (3.2mm) 500 lb (226.80 kg) drum
5/32" (4.0mm) 500 lb (226.80 kg) drum