Under what circumstances must 316 materials be used?

As we all know, 304 stainless steel is one of the most widely used stainless steel materials on the market. Some people may ask: Under what circumstances must we choose to use 316 stainless steel instead of 304 stainless steel? Stainless steel pipe manufacturers summarize the following four situations:

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Under what circumstances must 316 materials be used?

1. Coastal areas and shipbuilding industry: Because in coastal areas with relatively humid and high salinity environments, 304 stainless steel is more prone to corrosion. Since 316 stainless steel contains more than 2% molybdenum, its corrosion resistance and oxidation resistance in marine environments are significantly better than 304 stainless steel.

2. Medical industry: Because 304 stainless steel can reach food grade, while 316 stainless steel can reach medical grade and is used in medical instruments such as scalpels, oxygen tubes, etc., it is a safer stainless steel material.
3. Chemical industry: 316 stainless steel has strong corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and good processing performance. These advantages can meet the strict quality requirements of chemical equipment in various environments, making it widely used in the production of chemical machinery and equipment. In production.

4. Industries that require operations at high temperatures: 316 stainless steel can withstand high temperatures ranging from 1200 degrees to 1300 degrees, and can be used to produce jet engine parts, furnace parts, heat exchangers, tube evaporators, etc.

In general, 316 stainless steel material is used in various harsh conditions to replace 304 stainless steel pipes due to its relatively good corrosion resistance. If you want to know more about stainless steel knowledge, please feel free to call us!