The 316L stainless steel round bar is an alloy that is highly versatile and corrosion resistant. It is made with molybdenum, chromium and nickel at high concentrations, making it tougher than 304 alloys and more resistant to all types of corrosion, including those caused by chlorides, warm salt water, high heat and chemicals. This is why it’s frequently used in the pharmaceutical, paper, marine and chemical industries. The applications this product can be used for vary widely from food equipment and heat exchangers to lab equipment and boat fittings.
This metal can be used in atmospheric environments that would normally corrode 304 alloys. When at temperatures over 122 degrees F while in chloride environments, the risk of stress corrosion cracking, crevice corrosion and pitting is possible. It is resistant to ambient temperatures and warm sea water, making it an ideal product to be used for marine equipment. The 316L stainless steel is also referred to as the marine grade stainless steel. It has great resistance to oxidation when being serviced continuously at up to 1700 degrees F or intermittently serviced at no higher than 1600 degrees F. This grade of metal is also more resistant to carbide precipitation.
The 316L stainless steel round bar can be formed using a variety of methods, such as cold forming, welding and machining. It has excellent stamping and drawability. It is capable of being deep drawn. This product can be welded using any standard fusion and resistance methods. Assuring ferrite formation in weld deposits is important for preventing hot cracking from taking place.