Our factory use this wire in the production of mesh, so we have a unique opportunity to offer a wide range of options. Our full range is currently all tied up in the production of mesh, but we will be adding them online when we can sell them to the general public.
The molybdenum gives 316 better overall corrosion resistant properties than Grade 304, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments.
Grade 316L is the low carbon version of 316.
The austenitic structure also gives these grades excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures.
Compared to chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steels, 316L stainless steel offers higher creep, stress to rupture and tensile strength at elevated temperatures.
SS3166L is and excellent grade in a range of atmospheric environments and many corrosive media - generally more resistant than 304.
316 is usually regarded as the standard marine grade stainless steel, but the SS316L is equally suitable.
Good oxidation resistance in intermittent service to 870°C and in continuous service to 925°C. Continuous use of 316 in the 425-860°C range is not recommended if subsequent aqueous corrosion resistance is important. Grade 316L is more resistant to carbide precipitation and can be used in the above temperature range.
Fe, <0.03% C, 16-18.5% Cr, 10-14% Ni, 2-3% Mo, <2% Mn, <1% Si, <0.045% P, <0.03% S
C Mn Si P S Cr Mo Ni N
Min - - - - - 16.0 2.00 10.0 -
Max 0.03 2.0 0.75 0.045 0.03 18.0 3.00 14.0 0.10
Mechanical & Physical Properties
Tensile Str (MPa) - 485
Yield Str 0.2% - Proof
(MPa) Min - 170
Elong (% 50mm)) Min - 40
Hardness - Rockwell B (HR B) Max - 95
Brinell (HB) Max - 217
Density (kg/m3) - 8000
Elastic Modulus (GPa) - 193
Mean Co-eff of Thermal Expansion (µm/m/°C) 0-100°C - 15.9 0-315°C - 16.2 0-538°C - 17.5
Thermal Conductivity (W/m.K) - At 100°C - 16.3 At 500°C - 21.5
Specific Heat 0-100°C (J/kg.K) - 500
Elec Resistivity (n?.m) - 740
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AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. We don't use this as a measurement in the UK, but we have to for vaping products because many of the references start out from America.
Here is a list of the actual AWG with their comparative mm equivalents.
38 AWG - 0.1MM//37 AWG - 0.11MM//36 AWG - 0.13MM
35 AWG - 0.14MM//34 AWG - 0.16MM//33 AWG - 0.18MM
32 AWG - 0.2MM//31 AWG - 0.23MM//30 AWG - 0.26MM
29 AWG -0.29MM//28 AWG - 0.32MM//27 AWG - 0.36MM
26 AWG - 0.41MM//25 AWG - 0.46MM//24 AWG - 0.51MM
23 AWG - 0.57MM//22 AWG - 0.64MM//21 AWG - 0.72MM
20 AWG - 0.81MM//19 AWG - 0.91MM//18 AWG - 1.02MM
17 AWG - 1.15MM//16 AWG - 1.29MM//15 AWG - 1.45MM
American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a U.S. standard set of non-ferrous wire conductor sizes. The "gauge" means the diameter. It is most frequently applied to copper household electrical wiring and telephone wiring.
Millimetre (mm) is a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch.
In other words mm is a far more precise measurement. All sizes that are between AWG measurements will be rounded to their nearest AWG equivalent. For example 0.3mm is between 29 AWG and 28 AWG. We have rounded it to the nearest AWG measurement. We have put +- to indicate this.
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