What is 316 Stainless Steel


What exactly is 316 Stainless Steel?

Many alloys are added on steel to enhance its desired properties. A stainless steel that is of marine grade also known as Type 316, is resistant to certain kinds of corrosive environments.

There are several different kinds that stainless steel 316 comes in. Some of the most popular types are L and F as well as N and H variants. Each variant is different and serves an entirely different purpose. L means 316L steel contains the lowest carbon content, which is below the 316.


3316 and 3316L Stainless Steel Common Quality

Although it is similar to Type 304 commonly found in the food industry, the Type 316 and 316L both have higher resistance to corrosion. They also are more robust at high temperatures. They cannot be harmed via heat treatment. They can be easily bent and stretched.


There is a difference in 316L and the 316 version of HTML. Stainless Steel

Steel 316L has less carbon content than the 316. Although it has a reduced carbon level, 316L is very similar to 316 in virtually every way. The cost is comparable and both are durable and resistant, making the two a great choice for extremely stressful conditions.

However, for projects that require lots in welding can be a better choice , as 316L is more susceptible to welding corrosion over the other 316L (corrosion of the weld). However, 316 can be annealed to protect against the attenuation of welding. 316L is also a very suitable stainless steel choice for high temperature, high corrosion projects, which is why it is used in marine and construction projects.

No 316, nor 316L is the cheapest option. The 304 is comparable to 304L but the cost is less. They aren’t as strong as the 317 and 317L with higher molybdenum levels and superior durability overall.


Physical Properties 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 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, 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 N/A

Exact Mass N/A


What exactly is this 316L Stainless Steel used for?

It is commonly used in the chemical and petroleum industries, food processing, pharmaceutical equipment, medical devices in drinking water, wastewater treatment, Marine applications near the coast or in urban areas. For example:

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

Shipbuilding pipes Pumps, valves, fittings and shipbuilding;

Oil and gas industry pipelines pump, valves and pumps heat exchangers;

Mining for screen weaving;

Pipe fittings and machined parts designed for fittings for pipes.


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