The stainless steel metal is the most used metal in this modern era. Properties like high durability, corrosion resistance, high temperature and high-pressure tolerance, low cost, and easy handling make stainless steel metal compatible for most of the metallic products such as stainless steel medical tools and equipment’s, parts of automobiles, storage containers, household utensils, etc. There are various products made from stainless steel such as stainless steel sheets, stainless steel coils, stainless steel pipes etc. Based on the composition and quality of stainless steel metal, there are various grades of stainless steel metal such as: grade 200 stainless steel series, grade 300 stainless steel series, grade 400 stainless steel series, etc.
Grade 300 stainless steel metal series is one of the most used series of stainless steel metal available in the market today. It is considered one of the most reliable metal series because of its rust proof nature. It contains different types of metals such as: Type 302, type 303, type 316, type 321, etc. 300 series of stainless steel metal is an alloy of chromium and nickel with maximum amount of chromium around 30% and nickel around 6%.
Type 316 stainless steel metal of 300 series is considered heavy duty steel used in places which required high durability and corrosion resistance. Type 316 stainless steel metal can tolerate very high temperature and is also resistant to highly reactive metals such as chloride.
There are various important properties of type 316 stainless steel metal like:
316 stainless metals get used for multiple purposes such as:
Types of 316 stainless steel metal
Some commonly used types of 316 stainless steel metals are the L, F, N, and H types. Each of these variants is slightly different from each other as: