Grade 316 Stainless Steel is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade. The molybdenum gives 316 better overall corrosion resistant properties than Grades 302 and 304, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. It has excellent forming and welding characteristics. It is readily brake or roll formed into parts for applications in the industrial, architectural, and transportation fields. Grade 316 also has outstanding welding characteristics.
Grade 316L is low carbon version of 316 and is immune from sensitization (grain boundary carbide precipitation) so it can be used in heavy gauge welded components (over about 6mm).
Grade 316H has a higher carbon content and is used at elevated temperatures, as does stabilized grade 316Ti.
The austenitic structure also gives these grades excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures.
UNS S31603 (316L),
UNS S31609 (316H)
AISI 316, ASTM A-276, ASTM A-240, ASTM A-409, ASTM A-480, ASTM A-666, ASME SA-240, ASME SA-480, ASME SA-666, ASTM A-262.
Food preparation equipment, laboratory benches and equipment, boat fittings, components for mining, quarrying ad water filtration, chemical containers, heat exchangers, threaded fasteners, springs,
Bar, rod, plate, sheet, coil, strip, tube, pipe
316, 316L, 316H stainless steel