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Applications and Benefits of 316 Rods

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is an alloy metal that is obtained by combining Carbon, Iron, Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenum, etc. when all these metals are mixed in a certain proportion all we get is an alloy i.e. Stainless Steel. Stainless Steel is a great metal. The alloy is resistant to corrosion in every circumstance, it is much stronger than any other metal. Also, the alloy is widely used due to its good immunity to all the damage. Stainless Steel has further a lot of grades which is defined by the differentiating ratio of all the metals.

Stainless steel 316

Belonging to series 300 as well SS 316 has the same contents however with a slight difference. The chromium is between 16.5-18.5%, Carbon is 0.07%, Nickel is 10-13%, Molybdenum is 2-2.5%. The Ultimate Tensile Strength is 50000-70000 MPa at 20°C, and the Yielding Strength is 20000 MPa at 20°C. The Molybdenum content in SS316 is more than 304 so that makes it much more resistant to pitting and corrosion and the fluctuating temperature would have no effects on SS 316. The SS 304 and SS 316 can be the same in appearance but have their respective differences in composition.

Round Bars

Stainless Steel 316 Round Bars have the size of 5mm to 500mm with a diameter ranging from 0.1mm to 100mm and length can be from 100mm to 1300mm and beyond. The general shape of bars is Round Bars, Square Bars, Flat Bars, Threaded Bars, Hollow Bars, Hexagonal Bars, Triangular Bars. These round bars are generally used to make other stainless steel products for example small pipe fittings, small tools, instruments, etc. the round bars are also used to make pipes and tubes. The Stainless Steel 316 round bars are optimum bars because of the properties of grade 316.


The 316 grade has great immunity against corrosion so it is mostly used in plants and industries. The Petroleum Refinery uses Stainless Steel 316 round bars for making it into pipes and using it to convey the crude oil to the plant for converting it. The Boilers use this grade for outer covering because it can withstand steam and fluids or any substance. The pipelines use pipes made of grade 316 because they can survive water for a long period of time. Cooling towers also use this alloy because of its resistance against water and steam for the very same reason it is also used in making steam exhausts. The Electric Generation plants use this alloy grade because it is compatible with electricity. Paper Production, Waste Treatment, Pharmaceutical, and Food Processing equipment make use of SS 316 in all shapes and sizes. The Food and Beverage industry also uses pipes made of the SS 316 round bars for they are able to resist any reaction to edibles. Accordingly, the SS 316 grade is used around the world for its immunity and strength. The very benefit of SS 316 round bars is that it is simply stronger and excellently resistant to corrosion and any type of condition.



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