316/316L Stainless Steel
Type 316, 316L stainless steel contains slightly more nickel than type 304 giving it better resistance to corrosion than type 304, especially in chloride environments that tend to cause pitting. 316L has superior intergranular corrosion resistance after welding or stress relieving. Easy to maintain, good pitting resistance, superior creep strength, and close tolerances. Typical uses include marine environment components, conveyors, and food processing equipment components.
- Wire Cloth
- Perforated Metal
- Expanded Metal
- Bar Grating
- Perf-O Grip®
- Traction-Tread® Safety Grating
- Grate-Lock® Safety Grating
- Hex Metal
Principal Design Features
A low carbon version of type 304 stainless. 304L is used almost interchangeably with 304 but is preferred for welding operations. It offers a good combination of strength, corrosion resistance and is easily fabricated.
|Chromium||16 - 18|
|Molybdenum||2 - 3|
|Nickel||10 - 14|
316/316L Physical Data
|Density (lb / cu. in.)||0.29|
|Specific Heat (Btu/lb/Deg F - [32-212 Deg F])||0.12|
|Electrical Resistivity (microhm-cm (at 68 Deg F))||444|
|Melting Point (Deg F)||2550|
|Modulus of Elasticity Tension||28|
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