What is 316 Stainless Steel

What's 316? Stainless Steel?

Alloys are often added with steel in order to increase its desired properties. Marine-grade stainless steel is known as Type 316, is resistant to harsh environments.

There are numerous types made of stainless steel. There are several common types, including L F, N and H variants. Each variant is slightly different as well as each is employed for distinct purposes. L indicates that 316L steel has an amount of carbon that is lower than 316.

the 316 and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although they're comparable to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, Type 316 and 316L both exhibit better corrosion resistance and are more robust at high temperatures. Additionally, they aren't able to be made harder through heat treatment. They are able to be easily bent and stretched.

It is not the same as the 316L version. Stainless Steel

The stainless steel 316L has less carbon content than the 316. But even with its less carbon, 316L is very similar with 316 in practically every way. The price is comparable, they are both tough and corrosion-resistant, making them a good choice for demanding situations.

For projects that require lots of welding, 316L can be a better option since 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding more than the other 316L (corrosion at the seam). However, 316L can be annealed in order to prevent welding attenuation. The 316L is an extremely suitable stainless for high temperature, high corrosion applications and that is the reason it is so sought-after for marine and construction.

There is no 316 or 316L is the least expensive option. The 304 is similar to the 304L but the price is lower. Neither is as durable as the 317 and 317L which have a higher molybdenum levels and superior quality corrosion resistant overall.

Physical properties of type 316 and stainless steels, namely 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 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, SS316 powder, SS316L powder

CAS No. 52013-36-2

Compound Formula SS316L

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 the 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is used extensively in chemical and petrochemical industries including food processing pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices, drinking water, wastewater treatment, Marine applications, and close to shores or in urban areas. For instance:

Chemical containers, transfer units, heat exchangers and industrial equipment used for process in the production of organic and fatty acids;

Shipbuilding pipes and vessels as well as pumps, valves fittings and shipbuilding;

Oil and gas industry pipelines with valves, pumps heat exchangers;

Mining to make screen weaves;

Pipe fittings and machined components to fit pipe.

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