About AISI 316 Stainless Steel
Type 316 steel is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that contains between two and three percent molybdenum. The molybdenum content increases corrosion-resistance, improves resistance to pitting in chloride ion solutions, and increases strength at high temperatures.
Type 316 grade stainless steel is particularly effective in acidic environments. This grade of steel is effective in protecting against corrosion caused by sulfuric, hydrochloric, acetic, formic, and tartaric acids, as well as acid sulfates and alkaline chlorides.
How Type 316 Steel Is Used
Common uses for type 316 stainless steel include in the construction of exhaust manifolds, furnace parts, heat exchangers, jet engine parts, pharmaceutical and photographic equipment, valve and pump parts, chemical processing equipment, tanks, and evaporators. It also is used in pulp, paper, and textile processing equipment and any parts exposed to marine environments
Density: 0.799g/cm³ Electrical resistivity: 74 microhm-cm (20 degrees Celsius) Specific Heat: 0.50 kJ/kg-K (0–100 degrees Celsius) Thermal conductivity: 16.2 W/m-k (100 degrees Celsius) Modulus of Elasticity (MPa): 193 x 103 in tension Melting Range: 2,500–2,550 degrees Fahrenheit (1,371–1,399 degrees Celsius)