316 Stainless Steel Fasteners
The 316 alloy is a molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel that contains 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, which is especially true in pitting and crevice corrosion within chloride environments. In addition, Alloy 316 provides excellent elevated temperature tensile and stress rupture strengths, as well as outstanding weldability. Fastener Solutions offers this alloy grade as 316 stainless steel screws, 316 stainless steel washers and 316 stainless steel nuts.
316 Stainless Steel Fastener Properties
The advanced characteristics of 316 stainless steel fasteners provide a wide range of industrial uses and applications for these adaptable fastener products. Some of the more beneficial characteristics of 316 stainless steel screws, washers and nuts, include:
- Superior corrosion resistance
- Excellent mechanical properties at high temperatures
- Avoids nearly all chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking
- Increased stress rupture strength
- Outstanding weldability
- Excellent elevated temperature tensile
316 Stainless Steel Fastener Applications
316 stainless steel fasteners are regularly utilized in a wide range of industries where superior corrosion resistance, increased stress rupture strength and high weldability is a necessity. Some of the applications that benefit from 316 stainless steel fasteners, include:
- 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 tank
316 Stainless Steel Fastener Standard Grades
There are several types of alloys that are related to 316 stainless steel. These alloys all exhibit their own advantages and are used for numerous types of unique applications. The exclusive alloys for 316 stainless steel washers, screws and nuts, include:
- ASTM A193 Gr.B8M
- A276 Type 316
- A320 Gr. B8M
Contact Fastener Solutions for 316 Stainless Steel Fasteners Today
316 stainless steel fasteners provide a cost-effective solution for applications that demand superior levels of corrosion resistance and high weldability. If you have an application or a project that requires 316 stainless steel nuts, 316 stainless steel washers or 316 stainless steel screws contact us today, or request a quote for further pricing information.
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