What is 316 Stainless Steel

What is 316 Stainless Steel?

Alloys are often added to steel to improve the desired properties. Marine-grade stainless steel often referred to as Type 316, is resistant to certain kinds of acidic environments.

There are a variety of different kinds of stainless-steel 316. Some common types are L or F, as well as N and H variants. Each differs slightly, and each is used for a different purpose. L refers to 316L as having less carbon than 316.

316 and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although they're not as similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, Type 316 and 316L both are more resistant to corrosion and have greater strength at high temperatures. They are not hardened with heat treatment and can be easily shaped and stretched.

What is the difference between 316 as well as 316L? Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel has less carbon content than the 316. However, despite its higher carbon-content, 316L is very similar with 316 in practically every way. The cost is similar,, and both are durable and resistant to corrosion, which makes it a suitable choice for extreme stress situations.

For projects that require lots for welding, then 316L can be a better choice because 316 is more susceptible to welding corrosion as compared to the other 316L (corrosion inside the weld). However, 316L can be annealed, allowing it to resist welding attenuation. Also, 316L is a ideal stainless steel to use in high temperatures, high corrosion tasks, which is why it is so sought-after in marine and construction.

There is no 316 or 316L is the most affordable option. The 304 is similar to 304L, but the price is lower. The 304 is not as robust as the 317 and 317L, which have greater molybdenum content as well as better durability overall.

Physical Property of Type 316 and of 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 under 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, such as SS316L powder, SS316L and SS316.

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

Exact Mass N/A

What is 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is commonly used in the petrochemical and chemical industries and food processing and pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices including drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications, close to the coast, or in urban areas. For example:

Chemical containers heaters and transporters and process industrial equipments in production of organic acids and fatty acids;

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

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

Mining to make screen weaves;

Machined and pipe fittings for pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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