316 Stainless Steel Plate and Sheet

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Resists Corrosion

316 stainless steel plate is excellent for harsh environment applications, including marine, chemical and industrial. High-quality 316 stainless steel plate from TCI Precision Metals is designed to hold up. TCI Precision Metals is a value-added stainless steel distributor; we source mill-direct and process materials to your exact specifications, delivering Machine-Ready Blanks that are ready to go from receiving directly into your machining centers.

316 stainless steel plate is an austenitic alloy with increased nickel and molybdenum content that demonstrates superior corrosion-resistant properties. It provides excellent high temperature tensile, creep and stress-rupture strength, as well as outstanding formability and weldability. This material type has lower carbon content than other alloys, making it very popular for heavy-gauge welded applications.

Applications for 316 PlateSpecifications
Marine applicationsStandard thickness ranges from .190 to 1.000 inches
Industrial equipmentNon-standard thicknesses up to 6.000 inches
Exposure to corrosive chemicals 
High chloride exposure 
Laboratory instruments 
Rubber and plastic manufacturing processes 
Heat exchangers 
Coastal area structures 
Liquid processing equipment 
Condensers, evaporators, and tanks 
Food processing equipment 
Aerospace parts 
Chemical Composition Limits (WT%)Mechanical Properties
Carbon0.08 maxYield Strength 0.2% Offset
Psi (MPa)
Manganese2.00 maxUltimate Tensile Strength
Psi (MPa)
Silicon0.75 maxPercent Elongation in 2 in. or 51mm40
Chromium16.00 – 18.00Hardness, Max.
Nickel10.00 – 14.00  
Molybdenum2.00 – 3.00  
Phosphorus0.045 max  
Sulfur0.030 max  
Nitrogen0.10 max