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What is 316 Stainless Steel

What's 316? Stainless Steel?

It is common to add alloys onto steel to increase the desired properties. Steel that has been treated as marine grade commonly referred to as Type 316, is resistant to certain types of harsh environments.

There are several different kinds for stainless steel that are 316. The most commonly used types are F, N, and H variations. Each differs slightly, and each one is designed for specific purposes. L indicates that 316L steel has the lowest carbon content, which is below 316.

3316 and 3316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Though they're similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, Type 316 and 316L both have superior resistance to corrosion and have greater strength at high temperatures. They also cannot be hardened with heat treatment and can be easily shaped and stretched.

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

316L stainless-steel has less carbon content than the 316. But despite having a lesser carbon contents, 316L is very similar to 316 nearly in every way. The price is comparable, while both are extremely durable and resistant, making the two a great choice for stressful situations.

For projects that require lots in welding can be a superior choice as 316 is more prone to welding corrosion than 316L (corrosion on the inside of the welding). But, the 316 is able to be annealed, allowing it to resist welding attenuation. 316L is also a very suitable stainless for high temperatures and high corrosion applications which is why it is extremely popular in marine and construction.

The 316L and 304L are not the same. 316L is the best option. The 304 is comparable to the 304L but the price is less. However, neither is as robust as the 317 and 317L that are more durable, with higher molybdenum concentration 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 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 is 316L Stainless Steel used for?

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

Chemical containers, transport units, heat exchangers, and other industrial processing equipment used in the production of organic and fat acids;

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

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

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings as well as machined parts of pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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