Grade 316/316L Stainless Steel Plate

Like Grade 304 stainless steel, Grade 316 is an austenitic stainless steel grade popular in corrosion-resistant and product-purity applications. This alloy is a blend of chromium (16-18 percent), nickel (10-14 percent), molybdenum (2-3 percent), and a small amount of carbon. Adding molybdenum enhances several key material properties, including improved corrosion and chloride-pitting resistance and enhanced strength and toughness in elevated temperatures. This grade is the second most popular stainless steel grade after Grade 304.

Grade 316L is a lower carbon version of its regular counterpart, which makes it the most corrosive-resistant grade of stainless steel. Like Grade 304, both versions of Grade 316 are non-magnetic and do not require post-weld annealing.

Grade 316 and 316L stainless steel offers exceptional performance and versatility at an economical cost. Some of the key advantages and benefits include:

  • Superior corrosion and oxidization resistance
  • High heat tolerance
  • Enhanced durability, strength, and toughness
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • High resistance to staining
  • Excellent pitting resistance
  • High ease of fabrication
  • Superior resistance to chloride
  • Higher creep, stress-to-rupture, and tensile strength in elevated temperatures
  • Great formability, machinability, and weldability
  • Attractive and appealing appearance
  • Non-magnetic

Grade 316 and 316: Stainless Steel Plate Applications

The numerous benefits and advantages of Grade 316 and 316L stainless steel make it the ideal and affordable solution for numerous applications in different industries. It is commonly called marine-grade material and is frequently used in high-purity processing and applications involving chlorides and salts. Common applications include pipes, pharmaceutical, laboratory, and food-processing equipment, medical implants, components for boats and ships, heat exchangers, and architectural structures in saltwater environments.

By reducing the lead time associated with stainless steel acquisition and processing, Sabre Alloys streamlines the Grade 316 and 316L stainless steel supply chain for customers in numerous industries. The following are some of the industries we serve:

  • Petrochemical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Wastewater
  • Power generation
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Food processing
  • Environmental
  • Architecture
  • Piping and valve manufacturing
  • Appliances
  • Pharmaceutical

Grade 316 and 316L Stainless Steel Plate Processing Services

In conjunction with our extensive material stock, Sabre Alloys offers various steel processing services to meet our customers’ material requirements better. Our value-added stainless steel services allow us to meet exact specifications with short turn-around times.

Sabre Alloys offer the following value-added steel processing services:

  • HD Plasma cutting
  • Shearing
  • Bar sawing
  • Waterjet cutting
  • Laser cutting

Contact Sabre Alloys

As a full-service stainless steel distributor, Sabre Alloys prides itself on getting you the steel you need, exactly how and when you need it. Let us help you save time and money with our high-quality Grade 316 and 316L stainless steel materials and processing services. For more information, call Sabre Alloys at 281-405-8580 to speak to a metal expert.