What is 316 Stainless Steel

What exactly is 316 Stainless Steel?

Alloys are frequently added to steel to increase the desired properties. Steel that has been treated as marine grade, also known as Type 316, is resistant to certain types of harsh environments.

There are many types from stainless steel with 316. Common types include L, F, , and H variations. Each has its own distinct characteristics, as well as each is employed for distinct purposes. L refers to 316L as having an amount of carbon that is lower than the 316.

for 316 as well as 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

While they are similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, Type 316 and 316L both have better resistance to corrosion and are more robust at high temperatures. They also cannot be hardened via heat treatment. They can be easily shaped and stretched.

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

316L stainless steel is less carbon than 316. But even with its lower carbon content, 316L is very similar to 316 in nearly every way. The cost is similar and both are tough and resistant to corrosion, which makes it a suitable choice for extremely stressful conditions.

For projects that require a lot for welding, then 316L is the better choice because 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding that it is (corrosion on the inside of the welding). However, the 316 can be annealed and cooled to resist welding attenuation. 316L is also a very suitable stainless steel for use in high temperatures, high corrosion applications and that is the reason it is so widely used for marine and construction.

None of 316 nor 316L is the cheapest option. The 304 is similar to 304L but the cost is lower. The 304 is not as robust as the 317 and 317L that are more durable, with more molybdenum in them and better in general resistance to corrosion.

Physical Property of Type 316 and the 316L steels

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, stainless steel powders,

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 N/A

Exact Mass N/A

What is it that 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is commonly used for chemical and petrochemical processes Food processing as well as pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices, drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications close to the coastline or in urban areas. Examples:

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

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

Pipelines of the oil and gas industry as well as valves, pumps, heat exchangers;

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings and machined part that are used to make pipe fittings.

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