How strong are ss 316 pipes?
Idea shared by Harlan Harley - July 17 at 10:05 AM
After 304/A2, ss 316 pipe grade stainless steel, is the second most prevalent austenitic stainless steel. After iron, the principal alloying ingredients are chromium (between 16–18 percent), nickel (10–12 percent), and MolybdenumMolybdenum (2–3 percent), with small amounts of silicon, phosphorus, and sulfur (less than 1%). In terms of localized corrosive attack by chlorides and general corrosion by reducing acids, such as sulfuric acid, the inclusion of MolybdenumMolybdenum gives stronger corrosion resistance than 304.

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