Abstract

AK Steel Type 316 has a 2.0-3.0% range of molybdenum that improves the corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steels and imparts hot-strength characteristics. Type 316 also has better resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion than the regular chromium-nickel stainless steels. Another valuable property is high creep strength at elevated temperatures. The alloy has extensive use in marine exterior trim, chemical- and food-process equipment, pharmaceutical and textile-finishing equipment, and in the pulp and paper industry. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties as well as creep. It also includes information on high temperature performance and corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, and joining. Filing Code: SS-865. Producer or source: AK Steel Corporation.

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