316L stainless steel plate

316L Stainless Steel

Alloy 316L is a chromium-nickelmolybdenum austenitic stainless steel developed to provide improved corrosion resistance to alloy 304L in moderately corrosive environments. It is often utilized in process streams containing chlorides or halides. The addition of molybdenum improves general corrosion and chloride pitting resistance. It also provides higher creep, stress-to-rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperatures.

It is common practice for 316L to be dual certified as 316 and 316L. The low carbon chemistry of 316L combined with an addition of nitrogen enables 316L to meet the mechanical properties of 316.

Alloy 316/316L resists atmospheric corrosion, as well as, moderately oxidizing and reducing environments. It also resists corrosion in polluted marine atmospheres. The alloy has excellent resistance to intergranular corrosion in the as-welded condition. Alloy 316/316L has excellent strength and toughness at cryogenic temperatures.

Alloy 316/316L is non-magnetic in the annealed condition, but can become slightly magnetic as a result of cold working or welding. It can be easily welded and processed by standard shop fabrication practices.

Chemical Composition (%) of 316L Stainless Steel Plate
C Mn Si P S Cr Mo Ni N
0.03 2.0 0.75 0.045 0.03 16.0-18.0 2.0-3.0 10.0-14.0 0.10
Mechanical Properties of 316L Stainless Steel Plate
Tensile Strength ksi (min) Yield Strength 0.2% ksi (min) Elongation % Hardness (Brinell) MAX Hardness (Rockwell B) MAX
70 25 40 217 95
Physical Properties of 316L Stainless Steel Plate
Density lb/inᶟ 0.285
Density g/cmᶟ 7.89
Melting Range 2470-2555°F/1354 – 1402 °C
Thermal Conductivity at 212°F (100°C) 8.0 BTU/hr/ft²/ft/°F
Thermal Conductivity at 212°F (100°C) 10.8 W/m-°K
Electrical Resistivity 30.7 Microhm-in at 68°C
Electrical Resistivity 78 Microhm-cm at 20°C

If you are interested in other Stainless Steel Plates/Sheets, please click 302, 303, 304, 304L, 304H, 309, 309S, 310, 310S, 310H, 316, 316L, 317/317L, 317LMN, 321, 321H, 330, 347, 347H, 904L, 403, 405, 409, 410, 410S, 410/HT, 416, 416HT, 420, 422, 430, 440C, Duplex 2205, Duplex 2304, Duplex 2507.

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