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316 stainless steel plate is a higher common use stainless steel than 304&304L, it has 2.0 to 3.0% of Molybdenum content which provides better overal corrossion resistant than 304 stainless steel. Especially in chloride environments it has great resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion.

Same with 304, 316 stainless steel plate has great forming and welding characteristics. It could be easily formed or cutted into different parts for building a lot lf machine.

Difference between 316 and 316L

Grade 316L stainless steel plate/sheet has low carbon content than 316, so 316L is extensively used in heavy gauge welded components.


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  • Chemical Storage Vessels
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  • Marine Building
  • Medical Equipment
  • Food Machine Manufacturing, Food and Catering.


Difference between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel

Both grades are austenitic stainless steel which is one of the most widely used and versatile type of steel. As 304/304L stainless steel plates & sheets have excellent corrosion resistance, 316/316L plates have higher nickel content than 304 and 304L SS sheets giving them even better corrosion resistance especially in marine applications.

316/316L Stainless Contains Mo Provides better Resistance to High Temperature

Refer to chemical composition 316 stainless steel contains element Mo, which is the reason that 316/316L has better corrosion resistance than 304/304L, especially in high temperature conditions. Therefore, engineers usually choose 316 material in high temperature environments. However, if the environment consist sulfuric acid, do not use 316/316L for high temperature, as the Molybdenum will be easily reacts to high-priced sulfur ions and form sulfides.

321 Stainless Steel

Type 321 SS plates are a good choice for applications where heat is an issue. 321 can be used in applications up to 900°C where 304L is normally used up to 500°C.

316 Stainless Steel Chemical Composition (VS 304)




Manufacturing Methods for 316/316L Stainless Steel Plate Hot Rolling

Hot rolling for making the medium thickness plate from 4.5mm to 100mm.

Cold Rolling

Cold rolling for making a thin cold plate thickness of 0.02 to 4mm.

Heat Treatment

In order to ensure that the mechanical properties such as yield strength, tensile strength, elongation and hardness of all kinds of stainless steel plates meet the requirements, the steel plate must be subjected to heat treatment such as annealing, solution treatment and aging treatment before delivery.

316N, 316LN

316 or 316L after normalized will be 316N or 316LN, and it provides better yield strength up to 320Mpa minimum (for thickness above 38mm).

And for thickness under 38mm, 316N yield strength minimum 550 Mpa, and Tensile strength 240 Mpa; Correspondingly 316LN miniumu YS 515 Mpa, and TS 205Mpa.

Weight of 316 Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, Coil

To calculate the weight of 314 stainless steel plate in kgs use the formula: length (m) x width (m) x thickness (mm) x 7.93.

Our Supply Range

Standard: ASTM A240, ASME-SA240
Thickness Range: 0.02mm – 4mm, 4.5mm – 100mm.
Width Range: 900mm – 2400 mm
Length Range: 3000mm – 12000 mm, stainless steel coils
Surface Treatment: Natural, 2B, Mirror
Steel Cutting Services: Laser Cut Stainless SteelWaterjet cutting Plasma Cutting Services.


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