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Difference between SS 316 and SS316L(2007)
Can both SS 316 or SS 316L for application that involves hot oil for heating medium purposes be used?Lee Jeng Kid
engineer - KL, Malaysia
The "L" in 316L designates that it has a maximum carbon content of 0.03 percent, compared to 316 maximum of 0.08 percent C. Using 316L should greatly reduce the risk of intergranular corrosion.
- St Louis, Missouri
October 27, 2010
i am asking what is the difference between ss316L and sus316L
pharma - doha qatar
October 26, 2010
Hi, Babikir. There is probably no practical difference. SUS refers to Japanese standards for stainless steel, whereas ss is just an informal abbreviation of "stainless steel". The only time it would probably matter is if you are certifying compliance -- you can't certify compliance to a standard that you haven't read word for word.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey
February 5, 2011
WE ARE A MANUFACTURER OF INVESTMENT CASTING. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS SS316L NACE 1075 GRADE & IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO IN INVESTMENT CASTINGS? IF SO THEN WHAT CRITERIA WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN DURING MANUFACTURER OF THIS GRADE CASTING.CHANDRESH KOTADIA
EMPLOYEE - RAJKOT,GUJARAT,INDIA