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What is 314l stainless steel?

What is 314l stainless steel?

314 stainless steel is an austenitic, heat resistant grade that is very similar to type 310S. The difference is that 314 has a higher level of silicon, which improves oxidation resistance at elevated temperatures. Alloy 314 has the best high-temperature resistance capabilities of any chromium nickel stainless grades.

What is AISI 304 steel used for?

What is AISI 304? AISI 304 (1.4301) is a widely-used austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel. It has excellent drawing properties and very good formability, while it is also highly corrosion-resistant. Typical uses of 304 stainless steel include sinks, kitchen equipment such as pans, tubing and much more.

What is the difference between 316 and 314 stainless steel?

The main difference between these two austenitic grades is the presence of as much as 3% molybdenum (Mo) in 316 stainless steel compared to the trace levels of type 314. This elevates the corrosion-resistant properties of the alloy even further.

What’s the difference between 304 and 316 stainless?

The simple answer is 304 contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel while 316 contains 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% molybdenum. The molybdenum is added to help resist corrosion to chlorides (like sea water and de-icing salts).

Does AISI 304 rust?

It’s important to consider that, although 304 stainless steel can corrode, it will not rust in normal atmospheric conditions. The corrosion of stainless steel only occurs under more aggressive environments or in situations where the composition of the steel contains impurities.

Is AISI 304 magnetic?

The austenitic stainless steel grade 304 is not magnetic but it may become a little magnetic in areas that have been cold working (bending, deforming, etc.).

Can we use 316L instead of 316?

316L stainless steel is almost identical to 316. The only difference is the carbon content. 316L’s lower carbon content imparts even better corrosion resistance than 316. 316L does not require post-weld annealing.

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