Understanding the Properties and Uses of 316C16 Steel Grade

[ad_1] 316C16 is a low carbon, molybdenum-bearing stainless steel with good corrosion resistance. It belongs to the AISI 316 grade family and is often used in applications requiring high strength and corrosion resistance, such as in the chemical, food processing, and pharmaceutical industries.

Mechanical Properties:
– Tensile Strength: 620 MPa (90,000 psi)
– Yield Strength: 310 MPa (45,000 psi)
– Elongation: 35%
– Hardness: 95 HRB

Technical Properties:
– Density: 7.99 g/cm3
– Electrical Resistivity: 740 nΩ·m
– Thermal Conductivity: 16.2 W/(m·K)
– Specific Heat Capacity: 500 J/(kg·K)

Chemical Composition (in weight %):
– Carbon (C): 0.08% max
– Manganese (Mn): 2.00% max
– Phosphorus (P): 0.045% max
– Sulfur (S): 0.030% max
– Silicon (Si): 0.75% max
– Chromium (Cr): 16.0-18.0%
– Nickel (Ni): 10.0-14.0%
– Molybdenum (Mo): 2.0-3.0%

316C16 steel is widely used in the production of chemical equipment, heat exchangers, pharmaceutical equipment, marine applications, and other industrial equipment that require high corrosion resistance. It is also used in the construction of architectural structures, such as railings, trim, and fixtures, due to its aesthetic appeal and durability.