What is 316 Stainless Steel

What's the meaning of 316 Stainless Steel?

Sometimes, alloys are added to steel in order to enhance the desired properties. It is a marine quality stainless steel known as Type 316, is resistant to certain types of corrosive environments.

There are many types made of stainless steel. There are several common types, including L, F, N, and H variants. Each variant is different and each is used for a different purpose. L means that 316L steel is a carbon content below 316.

312, 316, and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although they're not as similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, the Type 316 and 316L both have better resistance to corrosion and are more durable when exposed to high temperatures. They also cannot be hardened with heat treatments and can be easily bent and stretched.

A distinction between the 316 and 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is less carbon content than the 316. However, despite its reduced carbon level, 316L is very similar to 316 nearly in every way. It is priced similarly, while both are extremely durable and resistant, making them ideal for difficult-to-reach situations.

For projects that require lots or welding may be a superior choice as 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding over those using 316L (corrosion on the inside of the welding). But, the 316 is able to be annealed to withstand the attenuation of welding. Additionally, it is a appropriate stainless steel for high temperature, high corrosion projects this is why it is so well-liked for marine and construction.

It is not clear if 316 or 316L is the most affordable option. The 304 is similar to the 304L but the cost is much lower. This isn't as sturdy as the 317 and 317L that are more durable, with more molybdenum and have better durability overall.

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)

Thermal conductivity: 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, SS316 powder, SS316L powder

No. of CAS. 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 can what is 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is typically used in the chemical and petroleum industries such as food processing instruments, pharmaceutical equipment medical devices and drinking water treatment, marine applications and close to the coast or in urban areas. For instance:

Chemical containers Transport units, Heat exchangers and process industrial equipment in production of organic and fatty acids;

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

pipelines for the oil and natural gas industry with valves, pumps heat exchangers,

Mining for screen weaving

Machined and pipe fittings to fit pipe.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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