The 316 stainless steel is of standard molybdenum-bearing grade and is primarily for that extreme environment and industries which require corrosion resistive steel and giving stronger protection. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of exhaust manifolds, pharmaceutical machines, furnace pieces, and exhaust manifolds, also the parts of jet engines.
316 stainless steel fasteners are the stainless steel fasteners made from the alloy containing nickel, nitrogen with regarded carbon content, nickel, molybdenum. These are used in a corrosive environment and come in various dimensions like DIN 931,933, 934, 976, 125, and many more. They are of great commercial importance and can be used in boat fittings, chemical transportation containers, coastal architecture, and any more. They are good in oxidation.
Stainless steel 316 is the second most preferred steel with excellent fabrication, strength, weldability, toughness characteristics. It is a higher work hardening in comparison to the carbon steel and steel low in the alloy; therefore the manufacturing process is a bit more strenuous. Lower processing speed and greater power are required in the manufacturing of this steel.
The features of stainless steel 316
- Heat treatment cannot harden the stainless steel, cold treatment can.
- The stainless steel is highly durable and is not magnetic therefore it can be used at places where there is no requirement of magnetic properties.
- The homogenization temperature required here is about 1250 degrees Celsius.
- The stainless steel 316 has greater strength and has higher work hardening.
- The stainless steel 316 has is corrosion resistive, used precisely in the manufacturing of paper and pulp.
- It has greater tensile strength, elongation, hardness, and yield strength making it the perfect option for use in industries and firms.
- It has a melting point of 1370-1398 degrees Celsius and the density of the stainless steel is 8.03.
- The specific heat capacity of stainless steel, J/ (kg.k) is 502 at 20 degrees Celsius.
The stainless steel 316 is the version of AISI 316 which is low in carbon content in a companion. The category a stainless steel 316 falls under includes manganese, chromium, nickel, nitrogen alloys.
The characteristics of making the fasteners useful
- The stainless steel 316 fasteners are most commonly used in chemical plants, power, food processing as it has an excellent easily distinguishable property froth other stainless steels.
- An excellent oxidation resistance in both intermittent and continuous services, the temperatures in the mentioned cases is 870 and 925 degree Celsius.
- It can withstand corrosive substances like sulfur and acetic acids, the chemicals used in the manufacturing of textiles and rubbers.
- It is also resistive to chloride therefore can be used in areas where there are salt deposits especially n the areas of the colder temperature.
- The stainless steel fasteners made are adequate for use in extreme temperatures and are resistive to corrosion, they can also withstand heat.
- During the processing of the shaping and forming of steel ends up well forming bolts or screws which are magnetic despite being made of 316 stainless steel.
These stainless steel fasteners are one of the most distinctly used austenitic stainless steel, the addition of components like Molybdenum (Mo), stainless steel has made great advancement in the properties of the steel and particularly the corrosion resistance property.