316 & 316L Stainless Steel Alloy

316: UNS: S31600, EN-DIN 1.4401
316L: UNS: S31603, EN-DIN: 1.4404

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316/316L Stainless Steel Strip, Coil & Sheet

  • AMS 5507
  • ASTM A240
  • ASTM A 666

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316 / 316L Stainless Steel Description:

316 is an austenitic chromium nickel stainless steel containing molybdenum. This addition increases general corrosion resistance, improves resistance to pitting from chloride ion solutions, and provides increased strength at elevated temperatures. Properties are similar to those of Type 304 except that this alloy is somewhat stronger at elevated temperatures. Corrosion resistance is improved, particularly against sulfuric, hydrochloric, acetic, formic and tartaric acids; acid sulfates and alkaline chlorides. Type 316L is an extra-low carbon version of Type 316 that minimizes harmful carbide precipitation due to welding.


316 / 316L Stainless Steel Uses & Applications:

Industries supplied include:

  • Exhaust manifolds
  • Furnace parts
  • Heat exchangers
  • Jet engine parts
  • Pharmaceutical and photographic equipment
  • Valve and pump trim
  • Chemical equipment
  • Digesters
  • Tanks
  • Evaporators
  • Pulp
  • Paper
  • Textile processing equipment
  • Parts exposed to marine atmospheres and tubing

Nominal Composition

MAX316: 008
316L: 0.030

Physical Properties

At 70°FAt 20°C
Density0.29 lb./in³7.99 g/cm³
Modulus of Elasticity (E)28.0 x 10³ ksi193 x 10³MPa
Coefficient of Expansion8.9 x 10⁻⁶ microinches/in.-°F (32-212°F)16.0 μm/m-°C (0-100°C)
Electrical Resistivity29.4 μ ohm.in74 μ ohm.cm
Thermal Conductivity9.4 Btu-in./ft.²hr.-°F (100°C)16.2 W/m-K (100°C)
Typical Room Temperature Mechanical Properties

Typical Mechanical Properties

Typical mechanical properties are based on AK source, ASTM A240.

ConditionTensile Strength Min (UTS)0.2% YS MinElongation% in 2” Min (50.8 mm)Hardness Rockwell
Annealed (Min)81 ksi (558 MPa)42 ksi (290 MPa)50%79 HRBW (Max)

* Tempered Properties available upon request

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  • The content in these data sheets is provided primarily by third-party melting mills and is provided for reference only. It is not intended for engineering or design.
  • Applications may be discussed, however, Combined Metals Company, LLC, does not recommend or endorse any material for any particular end use or application.
  • The data included in this data sheet are typical values and may vary.
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