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Applications and properties of 316L stainless steel sheet

What are the main uses and characteristics of 316L stainless steel sheet?

Stainless steel products are more common in our daily life, we will often hear a variety of materials of stainless steel, such as 304, 316L, 430, etc..

And in many stainless steel materials, the better performance is also 31617 is more widely used, for 316 Lapplications and characteristics of how much do you know? The following is a brief summary of the relevant knowledge for you to share.

The meaning of 316 stainless steel

316L stainless steel, also known as titanium steel, due to the addition of 2%-3% Mo elements, and thus has a very good heat-resistant corrosion, especially better resistance to pitting corrosion, its price is more expensive than 304, is widely used in the production of corrosion-resistant and molding equipment and machinery.

Application scenarios for 316L stainless steel

At present, 316L stainless steel sheet has been widely used in food, chemical, medical and other industrial equipment and decorative fields. 316 stainless steel has a large carbon content of 0.03, which can be used for welding and cannot be implemented after annealing, requiring “large corrosion resistance for use.

It is also a very good material for sheet metal processing and due to its good gloss, surface treatment can be achieved with a very nice appearance.

For example, we sometimes take lifts in tall buildings and stand inside them feeling that the surface is smooth and flat and can be used as a mirror, which is certainly the effect of using 316L material by polishing and brushing.

In addition, the two distinctive features of 316L are corrosion resistance and heat resistance: as its corrosion resistance efficacy is higher than 304 stainless steel, in addition to higher requirements for corrosion prevention in daily life, more often used in the marine industry and industrial atmospheric pollution is more serious occasions, in addition in the pulp and paper consumption process also has good corrosion resistance.

The characteristics of 316L stainless steel

According to authoritative information, 316L stainless steel plate not only has good heat resistance, when used intermittently below 1600 degrees and in continuous use below 700 degrees, also has good oxidation resistance.

It should be reminded that the similar stainless steel we usually encounter is called 316, which are two different types of steel, the difference is that 316L stainless steel has a lower carbon content than 316 stainless steel and a slightly higher molybdenum content than 316, it is this difference that makes 316L stainless steel superior to 316 stainless steel in terms of resistance to carbide precipitation.

It can be used in the temperature range mentioned above. For those of us with less exposure to the stainless steel industry, we need to be aware of this when buying 316L stainless steel to avoid buying the wrong one.

Summing up

However, from a practical point of view, users generally give preference to 316L stainless steel due to the small difference in production costs between ordinary 316 stainless steel and 316L stainless steel, and the superior performance of 316L stainless steel over ordinary 316 stainless steel sheet .

From the producer’s point of view, it is because consumers are buying more 316 that steel mills are also reducing the production of 316. So what we see from the market is almost all low carbon 316L stainless steel sheet.

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