Stainless Steel 316 & 316L

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Stainless Steel 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. ss-316

Mechanical Properties

Representative Tensile Properties

Ultimate Tensile Strength, ksi 75
0.2% Yield Strength, ksi 30
Elongation, % 40
Hardness MAX, Brinell 217

Typical Tensile and Impact Properties

Temperature, ��F 70 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400
Ultimate Tensile Strength, ksi 82.4 75.6 71.1 71.1 71.1 68.4 50.7 30.7
0.2 % Yield Strength, ksi 42.4 - - - 26.5 23.4 22.6 -
Charpy Impact V-notch, ft-lbs 65 – 100 - - - - - - -

Chemistry

Ni Cr Mo Mn Si C S P N Fe
MIN 10.0 16.0 2.0 - - - - - - -
MAX 14.0 18.0 3.0 2.0 0.75 0.03 0.03 0.045 0.1 Balance