Typical Properties of 316/316L
AISI Type 316/316L is a common Austenitic stainless steel. Overall, it has better corrosion resistance and improved strength over 304 stainless. It also provides a low-cost stainless option for applications where service temperature reaches 1,400°F max. AISI Type 316/316L has good formability and weldability. Typical tensile strength is 80,000 PSI. Applications may include use in food processing, marine, pulp & paper, and pharmaceutical industries.
Typical Properties of Duplex
Duplex stainless steel is a fairly new grade of stainless to metals distributors. Duplex means equal parts Austenite and Ferrite. This particular grade known as (2101 Duplex) is a hybrid that offers excellent corrosion resistance and superior resistance to pitting and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) over Type 304 and 316 stainless steels. Typical tensile strength is 94,000 PSI min. Improved machinability and weldability has also been achieved as it relates to other stainless steels, like 304L, 316L, 410 and 416. Service temperature 800°F max. Applications may include use in food processing, chemical, pulp & paper, ethanol, and wastewater industries.