316 and 316L Stainless Steel Balls

316 Stainless Steel Balls

316 stainless steel balls provide resistance to sulfurous acid compounds and other highly corrosive environments. 316 Stainless Steel is used in the presence of sulfuric, phosphoric, and acetic acids. 316 is the least magnetic of the 300 series. Ask us about our special packaging for surface protection.

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316L Stainless Steel Balls

316L Stainless Steel has the same properties as 316, except that it has a lower carbon content. It is also easier to machine.

View a sampling of Salem’s inventory in Stainless Steel 316L.


Material Analysis

Carbon 0.08% max.
Manganese 2.00% max.
Phosphorus 0.045% max.
Sulfur 0.030% max.
Silicon 1.00% max.
Chromium 16.00 to 18.00%
Nickel 10.00 to 14.00%
Nitrogen 0.10% max.
Copper (type HQ) 2.00 to 3.00%


Mechanical Properties

Tensile strength 90,000 psi
Yield strength 45,000 psi
Elongation in Two Inches 35%
Reduction in Area 60%
Modulus of Elasticity 28,000,000 psi
Density .290 lbs/cubic inch

The information on this web site is intended for guidance only. Since we gathered technical data from various technical sources, the actual mechanical and physical properties will vary from one lot of material to the next. Therefore, we accept no liability for deficiencies or damages arising from the use of this data, and customers should determine the suitability of a material or product by conducting practical tests under realistic conditions.

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