Stainless Steel Pipe (316)
Stainless Type 316 is a standard molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel grade. It is austenitic, nonmagnetic, and thermally non hardenable. The alloying element of molybdenum gives type 316 more corrosion resistance than steel and iron or even type 304 stainless steel. It is especially resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion in chemical, salt and acidic environments. As a result of these characteristics it is more resistant to marine environment. It has great welding and forming characteristics. The austenitic structure of this steel gives it excellent toughness. Stainless 316 has a tensile strength 80,000psi and elongation is 50%. Stainless steel type 316 comes in many different sizes and shapes including bar, angle, rounds, plate, channel and beams. This type of stainless steel is widely used where metal is exposed to harsh corrosive effects like those found in the textile, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. It is also used in the nuclear, aerospace and aviation industries.
Sizes from 1/8″ – 12″ Sch 40, Sch 80 (20′)