Durable components start with durable steel. Begin your manufacturing process the right way with a reliably sourced alloy, such as 316/H stainless steel. This alloy performs well in high-temperature, high-pressure environments for use in many industries. Discover the benefits of 316/H, its common uses, and how Arbor/Metals Inc. can supply you with premier products at scale. We’re proud to offer complete traceability for our 316/H and other grades of stainless steel.
Advantages of 316/H Stainless Steel Products
Alloy 316/H features nickel and molybdenum, making it a high-carbon alternative to standard 316 steel. While comparable to 316 and 316/L, its corrosion resistance is superior to standard 304 stainless steel. Use it in situations where atmospheric corrosion, polluted marine conditions, and process streams with halides or chlorides would compromise other alloy choices.
While 316/H steel cannot be hardened using heat treatments, it can be cold-worked. This alloy can also be welded and processed using your shop fabrication methods. Furthermore, the molybdenum content provides this alloy with improved pitting resistance. Consider 316/H for durable components that need to withstand not only high-temperature applications but also low-temperature settings. This austenitic alloy handles cryogenic temperatures without compromising its excellent toughness.
Common Applications of 316/H Stainless Steel
Use 316/H steel to manufacture components in the marine, medical, food and beverage, petrochemical, water treatment, and energy industries. These industries often require products that can withstand high temperatures and pressures without being compromised by corrosion or pitting. As a leading 316/H stainless steel supplier, our team at Arbor/Metals Inc. can assist you in determining whether this alloy is suitable for your industry.
Within these industries, manufacturers use 316/H steel to fabricate a varied range of components. While this steel can be used in many applications, the most common ones rely on the alloy's resistance to heat and corrosion to improve the longevity and reliability of the component. You can source this alloy from Arbor/Metals Inc. for many situations, but here are some common elements from various industries that rely on this alloy’s characteristics:
- Heat exchangers
- Flanges and fittings
- Pumps and valves
- Tanks and pressure vessels
- Piping systems
Learn More About Your Leading 316/H Stainless Steel Supplier
Take the next step in sourcing reliable materials for your 316/H stainless steel products. Request a quote from Arbor/Metals Inc. today to learn how our quality and pricing compare. Whether placing a special order or sourcing all the necessary inventory for a high-volume manufacturing facility, see how we can handle your order as a premier supplier of 316/H stainless steel.