Stainless Steel 304
Have excellent low temperature properties and respond well to hardening by cold working. 304 stainless steel grades have good welding characteristics and post weld annealing is not normally required to restore performance.
Stainless Steel 316L
Alloy 316/316L is molybdenum-bearing austenitic stainless steel. The higher nickel and molybdenum content in this grade allows it to demonstrate better overall corrosion resistant properties than 304, especially with regard to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments. In addition, Alloy 316/ 316L provides excellent elevated temperature tensile, creep and stress-rupture strengths, as well as outstanding formability and weldability. 316L is the lower carbon version of 316 and is immune from sensitization; therefore, it is very frequently used in heavy gauge welded components.
- Food processing and handling.
- Heat exchangers.
- Chemical process vessels.
- Pharmaceutical equipment.
- Conveyors and architectural.