316 stainless steel wire
316 stainless steel wire is a type of stainless steel wire that is resistant to corrosion. It is often used in marine and other harsh environments because of its ability to withstand salt water and other corrosive materials. 316 stainless steel wire is also non-magnetic, making it ideal for use in applications where magnetic properties are unwanted.
316 stainless steel wire is often used in high temperature and corrosive environments. It offers excellent resistance to pitting and corrosion while maintaining its strength at high temperatures. This makes it ideal for use in marine, chemical processing, food processing, and petrochemical applications.
Characteristics of 316 Stainless Steel Wire
316 stainless steel wire has strong heat resistance.
Meanwhile, 316 stainless steel wire has good oxidation resistance. The carbide precipitation resistance of 316L stainless steel is better than that of 316 stainless steel, and the above temperature range can be used.
316 stainless steel wire has good welding performance. All standard welding methods can be used for welding. 316Cb, 316L or 309Cb stainless steel filler rods or electrodes can be used for welding according to the purpose.
In order to obtain the best corrosion resistance of 316 stainless steel wire, the welding section of 316 stainless steel wire needs post welding annealing treatment. If 316 stainless steel wire is used, post weld annealing is not required.
What is the Difference Between 316 Stainless Steel Wire and 316L Stainless Steel Wire?
The two kinds of stainless steel wires made of different materials are different in composition:
Composition of 316 stainless steel wire: C ≤ 0.08, Si ≤ 1.00, Mn ≤ 2.00, P ≤ 0.035, S ≤ 0.03, Ni: 10.0-14.0, Cr: 16.0-18.5, Mo: 2.0-3.0.
Composition of 316L stainless steel wire: C ≤ 0.03, Si ≤ 1.00, Mn ≤ 2.00, P ≤ 0.035, S ≤ 0.03, Ni: 10.0-14.0, Cr: 16.0-18.5, Mo: 2.0-3.0
Then look at the yield strength: 316 210 (N/MM2), 316L 180 (N/MM2)
Look again at the tensile strength: 316 520 (N/MM2), 316L 480 (N/MM2)
In fact, the biggest difference in use is the 316L ultra-low carbon. Therefore, during welding, 316L carbon is not easy to precipitate and form chromium carbide, which can reduce the corrosion of the welding part.
316 characteristics: its corrosion resistance, atmospheric corrosion resistance and high temperature strength are particularly good, which can be used under harsh conditions; Excellent work hardening property (non-magnetic); Uses: photography, food industry, coastal facilities, rope.
316L features: As the low C series of 316, except for the same features as 316, it has excellent resistance to grain boundary corrosion; Application: Among the applications of 316, products with special requirements for grain boundary corrosion resistance.
Difference Between 316 Stainless Steel Wire And 304 Stainless Steel Wire
304 stainless steel wire and 316 stainless steel wire are common steels in daily life. Some people often confuse them and do not understand the difference between them. 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel do have similar properties. To tell the difference, simply say: 316 is the upgraded steel of 304, and its corrosion resistance and acid resistance are better than 304. The detailed differences are as follows:
1. Composition: The composition of 304 is similar to that of 316. The difference is that the addition of Mo in 316 improves the spot corrosion resistance and reduces the corrosion of some organic acids. In general, the corrosion resistance of the two is similar. When the content of chloride ions in the medium is high, the performance advantages of 316 stainless steel are highlighted.
2. Price: There is a shortage of molybdenum, so when Mo is added to stainless steel, the price of stainless steel will naturally rise. That's why 316 stainless steel is more expensive than 304 stainless steel.
3. Use: 304 stainless steel is widely used in food equipment, general chemical equipment, atomic energy industry, etc. 316 stainless steel is used in the use environment with resistance to spot corrosion.