The basic composition of austenitic stainless steel is 18% Cr and 8% Ni, codified in 18 / 8 (AISI 304). A percentage of 2-3% of molybdenum allows the formation of molybdenum carbide better than chromium and ensures a better resistance to corrosion by chlorides (like sea water and de-icing salts).
Tanks and containers for a large variety of liquids and solids. Process equipment in the mining, chemical, cryogenic, food, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
Type 316 is an austenitic chromiumnickel stainless steel containing molybdenum. This addition increases general corrosion resistance, improves resistance to pitting from chloride ion solutions, and provides increased strength at elevated temperatures. Type 316L is an extra-low carbon version of Type 316 that minimizes harmful carbide precipitation due to welding.