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What is 316 Stainless Steel

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What exactly is 316 Stainless Steel?

It is common to add alloys on steel to enhance its desired properties. Steel that has been treated as marine grade also known as Type 316, is resistant to certain types of acidic environments.

There are various types for stainless steel that are 316. There are several common types, including L and F as well as N and H variations. Each variant is slightly different and each one is designed for an entirely different purpose. L means that 316L steel has the lowest carbon content, which is below the 316.

for 316 as well as 316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

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

Difference between 316 and 316L Stainless Steel

316L stainless steel contains less carbon than 316. Even though it has a lower carbon content, 316L is very similar to 316 in nearly every way. The cost is similar and both are tough and resistant against corrosion, making an ideal choice for demanding situations.

However, for projects that require a lot for welding, then 316L is the better choice due to the fact that 316 is more susceptible to welding corrosion more than the other 316L (corrosion in the welding). But, the 316 is able to be annealed in order to prevent the attenuation of welding. This is a appropriate stainless steel for temperatures and high corrosion, which is why it is so sought-after in marine and construction.

No 316, nor 316L is the most economical option. The 304 is comparable to 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 in general resistance to corrosion.

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)

Thermal conductivity: 16.2 Watts/meter-Kelvin (100 degrees Celsius)

Modulus of Elasticity (MPa): 193 x 103 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, powders SS316, SS316L

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 this 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is frequently used in the chemical and petrochemical industries such as food processing, pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices including drinking water, wastewater treatment, marine applications, and in coastal areas or in urban areas. Examples:

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

Shipbuilding pipes and vessels and fittings, pumps, valves fittings, and shipbuilding

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

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings and machined components to fit pipe.

Stainless Steel 316L Powder Price

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