316 AISI GRADE STAINLESS STEEL Materials / 316 AISI GRADE STAINLESS STEEL

316 AISI is a chromium-nickel-molybdenum austenitic stainless steel with good strength and excellent corrosion resistance to chloride attack and against complex sulphur compounds. As a result, it is typically used in marine conditions, or where industrial pollution is heavy.

A common query regarding 316 grade stainless steel is how it differs to 304 Grade Stainless Steel. 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).

Pittella stock a range of products that are suited to marine or industrial climates

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