316L (low carbon version) of 316 – UNS S31600/S31603
Anderson Shumaker produces 316 stainless steel open die forgings to meet exacting specifications. 316 stainless steel is the second most common stainless steel grade (after 304 stainless steel) and is commonly used in food and surgical stainless steel applications. The addition of molybdenum prevents specific forms of corrosion. By keeping the carbon below 0.03% max in this austenitic alloy has shown to minimize carbide precipitation during welding. Decreasing the sulfur in this grade will enhance its ability for electro-polishing. 316 SS is also known as marine grade stainless steel due to its increased resistance to chloride corrosion in comparison to 304 SS.
316L stainless steel is an extra low carbon grade of 316 stainless steel; generally used in stainless steel watches and marine applications.
Applications: 316 Stainless is widely used in manufacture of manways, pharmaceutical equipment, valve bodies, bleaching and dyeing equipment for the textile industry and the food industry. 316 Stainless is resistant to atmospheric corrosion, food products, sterilization solutions and many organic chemicals as well as a variety of inorganic chemicals.