316 Stainless Steel

Fastener Solutions supplies a wide variety of materials and coatings for a range of industries including 316 stainless steel from the 300 stainless steel series. The 316 alloy is a molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel containing 18% chromium, 8% nickel, and 2-3% molybdenum. The higher nickel and molybdenum content in this grade allows it to demonstrate better overall corrosion resistant properties than the 304 alloy, especially with regard to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. In addition, Alloy 316 provides excellent elevated temperature tensile and stress rupture strengths, as well as outstanding weldability.

Characteristics

  • Corrosion resistant.
  • Almost completely free from chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking.
  • Excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures.

Applications

  • Food preparation equipment.
  • Chemical processing equipment.
  • Laboratory benches and equipment.
  • Rubber, plastics, pulp and paper machinery.
  • Pollution control equipment.
  • Boat fittings, as well as valve and pump trim.
  • Heat exchangers.
  • Pharmaceutical and textile industries.
  • Condensers, evaporators and tanks.

Standards

  • ASTM A193 Gr.B8M; A276 Type 316; A320 Gr. B8M.