What is 316 Stainless Steel
What's the meaning of 316 Stainless Steel?
It is common to add alloys to steel to improve the desired properties. This stainless steel grade is marine, known as Type 316, is resistant to certain types of corrosion-prone environments.
There are many types of stainless steel 316. Some common types are L F, N, and H variations. Each one is distinct, and each has various purposes. L means 316L steel has more carbon than the 316.
312, 316, and 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality
Although similar to the Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, the Type 316 and 316L both exhibit better corrosion resistance and are more robust at high temperatures. They are also not able to be hardened through heat treatment. They are able to be easily shaped and stretched.
Difference between 316 and 316L Stainless Steel
Steel 316L has less carbon content than the 316. But even with its higher carbon-content, 316L is very similar to 316 in virtually every way. Cost is the same, and both are tough as well as corrosion-resistant, making the two a great choice for extreme stress situations.
For projects that require a lot of welding may be a better choice due to the fact that 316 is more susceptible to corrosion from welding over those using 316L (corrosion at the seam). However, 316L can be annealed, allowing it to resist welding attenuation. The 316L is an extremely ideal stainless steel to use in high temperatures, high corrosion tasks which is why it's so popular in marine and construction.
Neither 316 nor 316L is the best option. The 304 is comparable to the 304L however the cost is less. This isn't as sturdy as the 317 or 317L that are more durable, with higher molybdenum contents and better total corrosion resistance.
Physical Properties of type316 and 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)
Thermal conductivity: 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, Powder SS316, SS316L,
CAS No. 52013-36-2
Compound Formula Compound Formula
Molecular Weight N/A
Appearance grey black powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass N/A
What exactly is the 316L Stainless Steel used for?
It is often used in the chemical and petroleum industries as well as food processing as well as pharmaceutical equipment medical devices and drinking water treatment, Marine applications near the coast or in urban areas. For example:
Chemical containers transportation units, heat exchangers, and industrial equipment used for process in production of organic acids and fatty acids;
Shipbuilding pipes and vessels as well as pumps, valves fittings and shipbuilding;
Pipelines for the oil and gas industry, valves, pumps, heat exchangers;
Mining for screen weaving;
Pipe fittings as well as machined parts to fit pipe.
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