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What is 316 Stainless Steel

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What's 316? Stainless Steel?

The addition of alloys is often done with steel in order to increase its desired properties. A stainless steel that is of marine grade, often referred to as Type 316, is resistant to harsh environments.

There are many different types for stainless steel that are 316. The most commonly used types are F, H, and H variants. Each differs slightly, and each has an entirely different purpose. L means that 316L steel is low carbon levels, below the 316.

the 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 have higher resistance to corrosion. They also are more durable when exposed to high temperatures. They cannot be harmed via heat treatment. They can be easily shaped and stretched.

Differentialities between 316L and 316 Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel is less carbon than 316. Even though it has a smaller carbon percentage, 316L is very similar to 316 , in almost every way. It is priced similarly,, and both are durable and resistant, making them ideal for conditions that require a lot of stress.

However, for projects that require a significant amount of welding is a more suitable choice since 316 is more prone to welding corrosion as compared to it is (corrosion on the inside of the welding). But, the 316 is able to be annealed and cooled to resist the attenuation of welding. 316L is also a very suitable stainless for high temperatures and high corrosion and that is the reason it is so sought-after in construction and Marine projects.

Neither 316 nor 316L is the cheapest option. The 304 is similar to the 304L, but the price is less. Both are not as durable as the 317 or 317L with more molybdenum in them and better all-around corrosion protection.

Physical Property of Type 316 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)

Conductivity of the thermal fluid: 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 SS316L

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 is an 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is commonly used in chemical and petrochemical industries Food processing as well as pharmaceutical equipment medical devices including drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications and close to the coast or in urban areas. Examples:

Chemical containers transportation units, heat exchangers, as well as process industrial equipment in the production of organic fatty acids and other organic compounds;

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

Pipelines used in the oil and natural gas industry pump, valves and pumps heat exchangers,

Mining for screen weaving

Pipe fittings and machined parts in pipe fittings.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

The price is influenced by many factors including the demand and supply of the market, industry trends along with economic activity, markets' sentiments, and unexpected circumstances.

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