316L Stainless Steel Bar

316L stainless steel bar is a stainless steel product often used in applications exposed to chemical corrodents. Kloeckner Metals is proud to supply it nationwide throughout our network of 40+ branches.

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General Info About 316L

316L stainless steel bar is one of the most corrosion resistant austenitic stainless steels. Molybdenum protects the stainless steel in corrosive environments. Chemical processing equipment, textile processing equipment, paper and pulp processing equipment, and heat exchangers are all good candidates for 316L stainless steel bar because of their regular exposure to corrosive environments.

More Details About 316L

  • Advantages/Disadvantages

    Showcasing some of the best corrosion resistance within the stainless steel family, this stainless steel grade can be conveniently welded and is highly ductile and formable. Like all austenitic steels, it cannot be hardened by heat treatment and is not magnetic.

  • Industries

    This product can be found in various industries, particularly those industries dealing with highly corrosive environments and exposure to marine atmospheres. This includes the food and dairy, brewing, textile, pulp and paper, chemical processing, and pharmaceutical industries among others.

  • Applications

    Digesters, chemical, paper, and textile processing equipment and applications where corrosion resistance is critical are common applications for this stainless steel grade.

  • Machining

    It is machinable.

  • Welding

    It is weldable.

  • Heat Treatment

    It is not heat treatable.

Chemical Properties

316L0.03% max2%0.045%0.03% max1.0018 - 20%10 - 14%2 - 3%

Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength, Ultimate538 MPa78 ksi
Tensile Strength, Yield207 MPa30 ksi
Elongation at Break (in 2")55%55%
Rockwell HardnessB76B76

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between 316L bar and tube?


    The manufacturing processes differ between bar and tube. Usually only tubes are welded when formed. This can lead to more homogenous strength and consistency in hollow bar.

  • Is 316L good in marine atmospheres?


    Yes. It performs particularly well in marine atmospheres due to its corrosion resistant nature.

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