What is 316 Stainless Steel

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What’s the meaning of 316 Stainless Steel?

The addition of alloys is often done on steel to enhance its desired properties. Steel that has been treated as marine grade commonly referred to as Type 316, is resistant to harsh environments.

There are numerous types of stainless-steel 316. Most commonly used are L F, N, and H variations. Each has its own distinct characteristics, and serves the same purpose. L is a reference to 316L steel having low carbon levels, below 316.

312, 316, and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although they’re 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. Additionally, they aren’t able to be made harder through heat treatment, and they can be easily bent and stretched.

The difference between 316 and Stainless Steel

The stainless steel 316L has less carbon than 316. Although it has a smaller carbon percentage, 316L is very similar with 316 in practically every way. The cost is comparable they are both tough and resistant to corrosion, which makes an ideal choice for extreme stress situations.

However, for projects that require a lot the use of welding, then 316L may be a better choice due to the fact that 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding rather than the other 316L (corrosion inside the weld). But, the 316 is able to be annealed to resist the attenuation of welding. 316L is also a very suitable stainless steel for high temperature, high corrosion processes This is why it is used in construction and Marine projects.

There is no 316 or 316L is the most affordable option. The 304 is comparable to the 304L but the price is less. Neither is as durable as the 317 or 317L, which have more molybdenum in them and better overall corrosion resistance.

Physical properties 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 x103 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, stainless steel powders,

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

Exact Mass N/A

What exactly is it that 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is used extensively in the chemical and petroleum industries and food processing as well as pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices in drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications and near the coast or in urban areas. Examples:

Chemical containers heating exchangers, transport equipment, 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 used in the oil and natural gas industry pump, valves and pumps heat exchangers;

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings and machined part designed for fittings for pipes.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

The price can be influenced by numerous factors like the demand and supply of markets, industry trends including economic activity, economic sentiment, and unexpected incidents.

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