What is 316 Stainless Steel

What’s 316? Stainless Steel?

There are many alloys that are added on steel to enhance its desired properties. A stainless steel that is of marine grade commonly referred to as Type 316, is resistant to certain kinds of environment that are corrosive.

There are many varieties of stainless steel , 316. Some common types are L and F as well as N and H variations. Each differs slightly, as well as each is employed for various purposes. L means 316L steel has more carbon than the 316.

The 316 and the 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although similar to the Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, the Type 316 and 316L both exhibit better corrosion resistance and are more robust at high temperatures. They are also not able to be hardened with heat treatment and can be easily stretched and shaped.

The difference between 316 and Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel contains less carbon than 316. Even with its smaller carbon percentage, 316L is very similar with 316 in practically every way. The cost is similar while both are extremely durable and resistant to corrosion. This makes them ideal for extreme stress situations.

For projects that require lots of welding, 316L is the better option since 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding as compared to the other 316L (corrosion within the weld). But, the 316 is able to be annealed in order to prevent welding attenuation. It is also a appropriate stainless steel for high temperature, high corrosion processes this is why it is so well-liked for marine and construction.

Neither 316 nor 316L is the cheapest choice. The 304 is similar to the 304L however the cost is lower. They aren’t as strong as the 317 and 317L which are stronger, have more molybdenum in them and better in general resistance to corrosion.

Physical properties of type 316 and Steels 316L:

Density: 0.799g/cubic centimeter

Electrical resistivity: 74 microhm-centimeters (20 degrees Celsius)

Specific Heat: 0.50 kiloJoules/kilogram-Kelvin (0-100 degrees Celsius)

Conductivity of the thermal fluid: 16.2 Watts/meter-Kelvin (100 degrees Celsius)

Modulus of Elasticity (MPa) 193 x 103 when in tension

Melting Range: 2,500-2,550 degrees Fahrenheit (1,371-1,399 degrees Celsius)

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Properties

Other names Stainless Steel Powders, powders SS316, SS316L

No. of CAS. 52013-36-2

Compound Formula Compound Formula

Molecular Weight N/A

Appearance grey black powder

Melting Point N/A

Boiling Point N/A

Density 7.9g/cm3

Solubility in H2O

Exact Mass N/A

What exactly is 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is commonly used in the chemical and petrochemical industries, food processing, pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices as well as drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications, and near the coast or in urban areas. For instance:

Chemical containers transport units, heat exchangers and process industrial equipment in the production of organic and fat acids;

Pipes for shipbuilding and vessels, pumps, valves, fittings, and shipbuilding;

Pipelines in the industry of oil and gas and valves, pumps, heat exchangers,

Mining for screen weaving;

Machined and pipe fittings for pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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