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316 / 316L Stainless

Typical properties for 316 / 316L Stainless Steel
Alloy
Form
Available
Temper
Specifications
Tensile
Min.*
Yield
Min.*
Elongation
Min.
316 / 316L
Annealed
AMS 5524 (316)
AMS 5507 (316L)
ASTM A240 (316/316L)
ASTM A666 (316/316L)
70,000
25,000
40 %
Full Hard
Any of the Annealed specifications could be applied, but certified as "Chemistry Only."
170,000
140,000
3 %
* Tensile and Yield Strengths listed in Pounds per Square Inch (PSI).
C
Mn
P
S
Si
Cr
Ni
Mo
Cu
N
.03
2.00
..040
.030
1.00
16.00-18.00
10.00-14.00
2.00-3.00
.75
-
All values are maximum values unless otherwise specified. Values are derived from applicable AMS and ASTM specifications.

Type 316/316L has a higher Nickel content (10% min) than 304 (8% min) and offers superior corrosion resistance. The 316L version of the alloy has less Carbon to promote resistance to intergranular attack after welding has taken place. Type 316/316L is often used in marine environments, aerospace and chemical applications including fuel cells. It is available in both COIL and SHEET form at Sidecuts.com®. This material is ordered to meet both 316 and 316L specifications.
Links of Interest for Fuel Cell Applications
Department of Energy
Corrosion Testing of Stainless Steel Fuel Cell Hardware
National Association of Corrosion Engineers

Corrosion Resistance
Specialty Steel Industry of North America
Alloying Elements in Stainless Steel
Alloy 316 Technical Data Blue Sheet
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