All you need to know about the uses of SS 316 Pipes and Tubes
Stainless 316 Pipes and Tubes are probably the second most commonly used commercial grade of stainless steel supplied into numerous industry sectors. This 316 grade has excellent corrosion resistance in ordinary atmospheric conditions. The SS 316 pipe and tubes also have excellent corrosive resistance in arduous environments such as saltwater and environments where resistance to chloride corrosion is needed.
The SS 316 Pipes and Tubes have high creep strength at elevated temperatures. The addition of molybdenum improves the general corrosion and chloride pitting resistance of Stainless Steel 316 pipes. SS 316 Pipes increase power, but should not be used in applications where corrosion by sensitization can be expected.
Where are SS 316 Pipes & Tubes used?
Owing to the many benefits, these grades of pipes and tubes are used in different industries such as textile operations, breweries, oil and gas processing, construction, food processing, pharmaceuticals, water treatment plants, fertilizers and pesticides, chemical applications, automotive components, and so on.
They are used in many industrial applications due to the distinguished features of our SS 316 Square Pipes. In several textile and pharmaceutical markets, you can find our SS 316 Rectangular Pipes being used.
They are primarily used in facilities for pollution control and chemical processing equipment.
The Stainless Steel 316L pipes & tubes are used in power generation, marine, petrochemical, springs, furnace parts, pressure vessels, threaded fasteners, heat exchangers, and cement processing equipment.
They also find their applications in Pressure vessels, Furnace parts, Valves & pumps, medical equipment, brewing facilities, boat fittings, stainless steel floats, coastal environments, chemical containers, laboratory benches & equipment, and pharmaceutical equipment.
The SS 316 pipes & tubes are also used in food preparation surfaces, appliances, equipment, particularly in chloride environments.
These pipes and tubes are also used in the medical industry in the manufacturing of screws, pins, and orthopedic implants like total hip and knee replacements.
SS 316 pipes are used in the pulp and paper industry to avoid iron contamination of the product. Also, 316 grade is extensively used in a paper machine.
Industrial machinery that handles chemicals used to produce items such as inks, textiles, bleaches, photographic chemicals, and rubber for the corrosive process.