316 / 316L

316/316L is the most commonly used austenitic stainless steel in the chemical process industry. The addition of molybdenum increases general corrosion resistance, improves chloride pitting resistance and strengthens the alloy in high temperature service. Through the controlled addition of nitrogen it is common for 316/316L to meet the mechanical properties of 316 straight grade, while maintaining a low carbon content.

Inventory

316 / 316L Concentric Reducers, 316 / 316L Fittings, 316 / 316L Flanges, 316 / 316L Hex Bar, 316 / 316L Pipe, 316 / 316L Plate, 316 / 316L Sheet, 316 / 316L Stub Ends, 316 / 316L Tees, 316 / 316L Tubing, 316 / 316L Weld Wire

Common Trade Names

316 Stainless, 316L Stainless

Features

  • Improved general and localized corrosion to 304/304L stainless
  • Good formability
  • Good weldability

Applications

  • Food processing
  • Marine
  • Pulp & paper
  • Chemical process vessels
  • Pharmaceutical Equipment