1.4404 316L Stainless Steel

Everything You Need to Know About Austenitic, Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel X2CrNiMo17-12-2, 1.4404 316L, SUS316L

What is 1.4404 316L Stainless Steel Quality?

1.4404 316L quality stainless steel is an austenitic stainless steel of high commercial importance. Steel grade contains molybdenum in its chemical composition, which increases corrosion resistance. 1.4404 316L quality stainless steel is durable even at cryogenic temperatures.

1.4404 316L quality stainless steel has the following features:

  1. Good corrosion resistance
  2. Immunity to carbide precipitation
  3. Excellent durability

Why use 1.4404 316L Stainless Steel?

The 1.4404 316L stainless steel grade is sturdy and has good corrosion resistance. There are two versions; low carbon version and high carbon version. Both can be used for certain purposes. The austenitic structure of steel also provides it with excellent toughness.

What is the chemical composition of 1.4404 316L stainless steel?

The chemical composition of 1.4404 316L stainless steel is as follows:

1.4404 316L steel chemical element % present
Carbon (C) [Max] 0.03%
Manganese (Mn) 2.00%
Silicon (Si) [Max] 1.00%
Chromium (Cr) 16.5 to 18.5%
Nitrogen (N) [Max] 0.11%
Molybdenum (Mo) [Max] 2.00 – 2.50%
Nickel (Ni) 10.0 to 13.0%
Phosphorus (P) [Max] 0.045%
Sulphur (S) [Max] 0.015%

How to work with 1.4404 316L steel

1.4404 316L steel hot work and heat treatment temperature
Hot Forming °C Sensitization °C
1200 to 925 700 to 450

Applications of 1.4404 316L stainless steel

The main application areas of 1.4404 316L stainless steel are:

  1. aircraft construction
  2. petrochemical industries
  3. energy industries

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