Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2817-FCO

Postalloy® DuraChrome™ 2817-FCO is a flux-cored, open-arc hardfacing wire that provides a weld deposit of finely dispersed chromium carbides in a super tough austenitic matrix. Use for very high impact applications combined with abrasion resistance. Designed for carbon, low alloy and manganese steels. DuraChrome™ 2817-FCO develops a light cross-checking pattern which allows it to be applied in multiple layers.


Product Type

  • Wire
  • Flux-cored
  • Open-arc


  • Crusher rolls
  • Gyratory mantles
  • Dredge pump shells
  • Conveyor screws

Weld Deposit Properties

Will work-harden
Cannot be flame-cut
Will relief check readily
40Rc - 45Rc

Welding Parameters

Current Type: DC Electrode Positive

Volts Amps Diameter Stick Out
27-34 350-500 7/64" (2.8mm) 1½"-2" (38-50.8mm)

Welding Procedure:

Packaging Options

Diameter Standard Packaging Standard Packaging Available
7/64" (2.8mm) 110 lb (49.90kgs) drum 55 lb (25kgs) coil, 220 lb (99.80kgs) drum