Stainless Steels from Thames Stockholders



   Type 316 Stainless Steel

AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL WITH ADDED MOLYBDENUM (including 316L)

   PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The introduction of molybdenum in the alloying process improves the corrosion resistance of 316 stainless steel. It is very similar to Type 304 and is almost as commercially popular – the main differences are that the alloy is stronger at elevated temperatures and corrosion resistance is better, especially in chloride environments. With excellent weldability, good machinability and excellent pitting resistance, 316 is used in the fabrication of pressure vessels and heat exchangers.

Type 316L is a low carbon version of Type 316 which minimizes carbide precipitation due to welding.
   COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS

Typical commercial applications for Type 316 stainless steel alloy include:

  • Pressure vessels, heat exchangers
  • Chemical containers, food preparation equipment
  • Furnace parts, valves and pumps

   PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Improved corrosion resistance when compared to 304
  • More suitable for chloride environments
  • Good machinability
  • 316 is stronger than 304 at elevated temperatures

We stock 316 stainless steel in round bar, flat bar, plate, sheet, wire, hexagon and tube. We welcome stock enquiries from both domestic and international customers.

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