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AMS 5507, ASTM A666
316L Alloy Description
While alloy 316L is similar to alloy 316 with respect to corrosion resistance, this low carbon austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel inhibits the formation of carbides. As a result, alloy 316L is resistant to intergranular corrosion following welding.
Screens for marine and chemical applications
Pulp and paper applications
Seals for the oil and gas industry
Carbon: 0.030 max
Manganese: 2.00 max
Silicon: 1.00 max
Phosphorus: 0.040 max
Sulfur: 0.030 max
Density: 0.29 lbs/in³ 7.99 g/cm³
Electrical Resistivity: microhm-in (microhm-cm):
68°F (20°C): 29.4 (74.0)
Specific Heat: BTU/lb/°F (kJ/kg•K)
32-212°F (0-100°C): 0.12 (0.50)
Thermal Conductivity: BTU/hr/ft²/ft/°F (W/m•K)
At 212°F (100°C): 9.4 (16.2)
At 932°F (500°C): 12.4 (21.4)
Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: in/in/°F (μm/m•K)
32-212°F (0-100°C): 8.9 x 10-6 (16.0)
32-600°F (0-315°C): 9.0 x 10-6 (16.2)
32-1000°F (0-538°C): 9.7 x 10-6 (17.5)
32-1200°F (0-649°C): 10.3 x 10-6 (18.5)
32-1500ºF (0-871ºC): 11.1 x 10-6 (18.5)
Modulus of Elasticity: KSI (MPa)
28.0 x 10³ (193 x 10³) in tension
11.2 x 10³ (77 x 10³) in torsion
Magnetic Permeability: H = 200 Oersteds: Annealed < 1.02 max.
Melting Range: °F (°C) 2500 – 2590 (1371 – 1421)
Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature
Ultimate Tensile Strength: 70 KSI min (485 MPA min)
Yield Strength: (0.2% Offset) 25 KSI min (170 MPA min)
Elongation: 40% min
Hardness: Rb 95 max
Ultimate Tensile Strength: 100 KSI min (690 MPa min)
Yield Strength: (0.2% Offset) 55 KSI min (380 MPa min)
Elongation: 25% min
Ultimate Tensile Strength: 125 KSI min (860 MPa min)
Yield Strength: (0.2% Offset) 75 KSI min (515 MPa min)
Elongation: 8% min
Alloy 316L can be cold rolled to achieve the temper properties required by specific customers and/or manufacturing requirements. Contact Ulbrich Wire for details.
See NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) for more information.
Alloy 316L can be readily formed and drawn.
Standard Wire Finishes
Extra Clean: (XC) Extra clean is also referred to as “bright annealed” or “bright annealed and cold rolled”
Grease (round wire only): Drawn in a heavy grease produces an “Ultra bright” finish for decorative application
Soap (round wire only): Soap is used as a lubricant in the drawing process and is not removed. It acts as a lubricant during customer part forming operation. A soap finish is available in tempered products.
Plated: Many plating options are available.
∗Special finishes are available: Contact Ulbrich Wire Sales with special finish and plating requests.
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Alloy 316L is non hardenable by heat treatment.
Alloy 316L is weldable by common fusion and resistance methods. For best results refer to: SSINA’s “Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods”.
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Copyright© January 2014 Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc. – Revision 6.1.2015