What is 316 Stainless Steel

What exactly is 316 Stainless Steel?

There are many alloys that are added with steel in order to increase its desired properties. For instance, the marine-grade stainlesssteel, also known as Type 316, is resistant to certain kinds of harsh environments.

There are many different types of stainless steel 316. There are several common types, including L, F, , and H variants. Each variant is slightly different and each one is designed for various purposes. L indicates that 316L steel has less carbon than the 316.

316 and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

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

Differentialities between 316L and 316 Stainless Steel

Steel 316L has less carbon content than the 316. But despite the smaller carbon percentage, 316L is very similar to 316 in almost every way. Its cost is comparable, they are both tough and resistant to corrosion, making them the ideal choice for stressful situations.

For projects that require a lot for welding, then 316L is the better option since 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding in comparison to the 316L (corrosion within the weld). However, 316 can be annealed, allowing it to resist welding attenuation. It is also a appropriate stainless steel for temperatures, high corrosion applications this is why it is so popular in marine and construction projects.

It is not clear if 316 or 316L is the most economical option. The 304 is similar to the 304L and 304L, however, the price is much lower. It isn't as durable as the 317 or 317L which are stronger, have higher molybdenum contents and better durability overall.

Physical Properties of type316 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)

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 Compound Formula

Molecular Weight N/A

Appearance Grey black powder

Melting Point N/A

Boiling Point N/A

Density 7.9g/cm3

Solubility of H2O in N/A

Exact Mass N/A

What is what is 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is typically used in the petrochemical and chemical industries, food processing devices, pharmaceutical equipments medical devices and drinking water treatment, marine applications, near the coast or in urban areas. For example:

Chemical containers, heating exchangers, transport equipment and industrial equipment used for process in the production of fatty and organic acids;

Shipbuilding pipes, pumps, valves fittings and shipbuilding;

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

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings and machined part of pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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