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What is 316 Stainless Steel

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What's 316? Stainless Steel?

Alloys are frequently added on steel to enhance its desired properties. Marine-grade stainless steel called Type 316, is resistant to certain kinds of corrosive environments.

There are various types of stainless steel 316. The most commonly used types are F, H, and H variations. Each is slightly different, and each one is designed for an entirely different purpose. L means 316L steel contains the lowest carbon content, which is below the 316.

3316 and 3316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although they're similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, the Type 316 and 316L both have superior resistance to corrosion and are more robust at high temperatures. They can't be strengthened through heat treatment, and they 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. But even with its reduced carbon level, 316L is very similar to 316 , in almost every way. Cost is the same, and both are strong and resistant to corrosion, which makes them the ideal choice for extreme stress situations.

For projects that require a lot for welding, then 316L may be a better choice because 316 is more prone to welding corrosion than those using 316L (corrosion in the welding). However, 316 can be annealed to resist the attenuation of welding. The 316L is an extremely suitable stainless steel choice for high temperatures and high corrosion applications This is why it is so widely used in marine and construction projects.

None of 316 nor 316L is the least expensive option. The 304 is similar to 304L, but the price is much lower. However, neither is as robust as the 317 and 317L as they have higher molybdenum contents and better quality corrosion resistant overall.

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)

Thermal conductivity: 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, SS316 powder, SS316L powder

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 N/A

Exact Mass N/A

What is 356L Stainless Steel used for?

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

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

Vessels and shipbuilding pipes and fittings, pumps, valves fittings, and shipbuilding

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

Mining to make screen weaves;

Pipe fittings and machined part of pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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