316 Stainless Steel is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade, second in importance to 304 amongst the austenitic stainless steels. The molybdenum gives 316 better overall corrosion resistant properties than 304 Stainless, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments
316L Stainless is an extra low carbon version of 316 Stainless Steel. Being an austenitic chromium nickel stainless steel, It also contains molybdenum which increases its general corrosion resistance as well as the mechanical properties at elevated temperatures. The properties of 316 are similar to type 304; however 316 is stronger at elevated temperatures and also corrosion resistance is improved particularly against sulphates, phosphates and other salts as well as reducing acids such as sulphuric, sulphurous and phosphoric.
316 Stainless Round Bar diameters range from 0.125″ to 14.00″ diameter.