316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh/Screen, the low carbon version of 316 wire mesh/screen and is immune from
sensitisation (grain boundary carbide precipitation). Thus it is
extensively used in heavy gauge welded components (over about 6mm).
The molybdenum gives 316SS wire mesh/screen better overall
corrosion resistant properties than Grade 304, particularly higher
resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride
environments. Compared to chromium-nickel austenitic stainless
steels, 316L stainless steel offers higher creep, stress to rupture
and tensile strength at elevated temperatures. The austenitic
structure also gives these grades excellent toughness, even down to
316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh/Screen Key Properties
1: Corrosion Resistance
Excellent in a range of atmospheric environments and many corrosive
media - generally more resistant than 304. Subject to pitting and
crevice corrosion in warm chloride environments, and to stress
corrosion cracking above about 60°C. Considered resistant to
potable water with up to about 1000mg/L chlorides at ambient
temperatures, reducing to about 500mg/L at 60°C.
316 is usually regarded as the standard "marine grade stainless
steel", but it is not resistant to warm sea water. In many marine
environments 316 does exhibit surface corrosion, usually visible as
brown staining. This is particularly associated with crevices and
rough surface finish.
2: Heat Resistance
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. Grade 316H has
higher strength at elevated temperatures and is sometimes used for
structural and pressure-containing applications at temperatures
above about 500°C.
Composition ranges for 316L stainless steels wire mesh/screen
Mechanical properties of 316L stainless steels wire mesh/screen
(% in 50mm) min
Rockwell B (HR B) max
Brinell (HB) max
Physical properties for 316 grade stainless steels.
Mean Co-eff of Thermal Expansion (µm/m/°C)
Specific Heat 0-100°C