316, 316L & 316H Seamless Steel Tube & Pipe

316, 316L & 316H Seamless Steel Tube & Pipe

Grade 316 is a normal molybdenum-bearing grade, second inoverall volume production to 304 amongst the austenitic stainless steels. The grade gives the 316 stainless steel a great overall corrosion and rust resistant properties than Grade 304, principally higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride workplace environments.

It is ready to be brake or roll formed, welded, soldered and cut by both modern thermal and mechanical methods. The austenitic grade structure gives excellent durability and robustness, even down to cryogenic temperatures

Grade 316L is a low carbon type of low carbon version of the basic grade 316. It is highly resistant to sensitisation (grain boundary carbide precipitation) and is widely used in heavy gauge welded components (around 5mm +).

Grade 316H, with its higher carbon content has some application at elevated temperatures (as does grade 316Ti). Nitrogen-strengthened versions also exist as 316N and 316LN. Only 316 and 316L are readily available in Australian stock.

Grade 316H, has a higher carbon content than the base 316 grade and is applicable at elevated temperatures, (Please not 316Ti is also similar). Nitrogen-strengthened types also exist as 316N and 316LN.

 

316 Stainless Steel Grade Pipe

This pipe belongs to the 300 series of pipes, specifically grade 316. This series of pipes are used widely, most of them have a strength of corrosion resistance, heat resistance and good chemical performance.

316 Stainless Steel Pipe Specifications

NPS/NB
(inches)
SCH
10S
SCH
40S
SCH
80S
SCH160
1/8XX
1/4XXX
3/8XXX
1/2XXXX
3/4XXXX
1XXXX
1 1/4X
1 1/2XXXX
2XXXX
2 1/2XXX
3XXXX
3 1/2XX
4XXX
5X
6XXX
8XXX

 

 

316 Stainless Steel Pipe Specifications PDF

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Chemical composition

 

GradeCMnSiPSCrMoNiN
 316min.
max.

0.08

2.0

0.75

0.045

0.030
16.0
18.0
2.0

3.0

10.0

14.0


0.10
316Lmin.
max.

0.030

2.0

0.75

0.045

0.030
16.0
18.0
2.0

3.0

10.0

14.0


0.10
316Hmin.
max.
0.04
0.10

2.0

0.75
-0.045
0.030
16.0
18.0
2.0

3.0

10.0

14.0

 

Mechanical Properties

GradeTensile Strength (MPa) minYield Strength 0.2% Proof (MPa) minElongation (% in 50mm) minHardness
Rockwell B (HR B) maxBrinell (HB) max
 3165152054095217
316L4851704095217
316H5152054092217
316H also has a requirement for a grain size of ASTM No 7 or coarser.

 

Application

This is a type of pipe and tube grade is and has been widely used in a range of areas and applications, especially in areas where toughness and durability are key. It can be used in the following sectors:

Food processing equipment such as Refrigeration units and long lasting slicer and dicer machines.

Laboratory equipment like autoclaves, balances analytical machines and fume hoods

Architectural paneling & railings & trim on a range of buildings

Chemical containers

Heat exchangers

Screens for mining

quarrying & water filtration

Threaded fasteners &Springs

SS 316 Pipe Schedule Chart

 

316 stainless steel pipe weight per foot

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