316/316L Round Bar Supplier
ASTM A240 type 316/316L stainless steel bar, rod, and wire are chromium and nickel alloys. Additionally, the compound has molybdenum which improves resistance to acids, alkalis, and other chemicals. 316 and 316L stainless steel round bars have excellent resistance to rupture and malleable strength when temperatures high.
316/L in the round bar refers to lower carbon content which allows more protection from corrosion when welding. The high corrosion resistance works well against chlorides and chlorinated solutions. Thus, a 316 stainless steel round bar is the most ideal for applications where exposure to potent corrosives and salt is an issue.
316 Steel Bars are RESISTANCE TO CORROSION
Though the austenitic 316 stainless steel is similar to 304, the addition of molybdenum sets it apart. This addition makes the 316 and 316 round bar ideal for highly acidic and caustic environments that can eat away metals.
AISI 316 stainless steel properties make it ideal for medical and pharmaceutical applications. The sterilization process in these industries demands strong disinfectants and high temperatures preventing contamination.
316 Round Bar Steel Price Quote
Additionally, 316 stainless steel bar is applied in the marine industry because seawater and salty air can damage metals. The chlorides in the seawater can eat away tough metals. There is also a possibility of the seawater corroding the protective grade 304 stainless steel layer. But 316 stainless steel resists chloride pitting.
316 Stainless Steel Bar Properties
In terms of commonality, 316 stainless steel comes close to the 304. It has similar physical and mechanical properties to grade 304. Though they differ in their composition. The material composition for 316 stainless steel are:
- 10 percent nickel
- 16 percent chromium
- 2 percent molybdenum
The higher nickel percent and molybdenum in the 316 stainless steel increase the strength and resilience. Also, when it comes to 304 vs 316 stainless steel price, grade 316 has a higher cost.
Advance Grinding Services provides 316/316L stainless steel bar, rod, and wire for use where high corrosion resistance is a necessity. The 316 stainless steel round bar is also ideal for applications with high temperatures. It has a melting range of 2,500 °F – 2,550 °F (1,371 °C – 1,399 °C). However, this austenitic stainless steel has a maximum use temperature of 1,472˚F or 800˚C. The 316 stainless steel tensile strength is about 579 MPa (84 ksi).
Advance Grinding provides quality 316 and 316L stainless steel fabricated with proper tools and non-contaminated work spaces. Therefore, ensuring you get quality material that meets your requirement at affordable prices.
316 round bar alloy has high strength and corrosion resistance for application in marine parts, outdoor applications, chemical equipment, and others. The high creep and resistance to stress rapture makes 316L stainless steel an ideal choice.