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Stainless 316L Tubing

Alloy Metals and Tubes International is your partner for stainless 316L tubing. With a large and diverse inventory of alloys and sizes, let us be your source for your hydraulic and instrumentation tubing needs.
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Stainless 316L Tubing for hydraulic, pneumatic and instrumentation applications

Stocking Sizes
Outside Diameters .250″ – 1.00″
Wall Thicknesses .035″ – .120″
Specifications ASTM A213, A269
NACE MR0175

Alloy 316L (UNS S31603) is a chromium-nickel-molybdenum austenitic stainless steel designed to possess properties that make it highly resistant to corrosive degradation while achieving an ease of weldability. The industry considers stainless 316L tubing to provide superior corrosion resistance over 304L stainless steel tubing.

The stainless 316L tubing grade varies from the straight grade 316 primarily due to a lower carbon content. By possessing less carbon, 316L stainless steel tubing is more immune from sensitization, grain boundary carbide precipitation, and intergranular corrosion. Lower carbon levels allow for a greater ease of machining as well. The molybdenum improves corrosion resistance along with resistance to chloride pitting.

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316L tubing is used for pneumatic, hydraulic or instrumentation applications

This alloy is not hardenable by heat treatment, but the hardness and tensile strength improve with cold working. stainless 316L tubing is not magnetic in the annealed condition, but cold working or welding can sometimes result in slight levels of magnetism.

Due to these factors, 316L stainless steel tubing can be found across a wide array of applications including, but not limited to, the following: oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical processing, food and beverage processing, marine, medical, petroleum, refining, pharmaceutical processing, power generation, nuclear, pulp and paper, textiles, and water treatment.

Alloy Metals and Tubes International, stocking and supplying 316L stainless steel tubing from both domestic and import sources to meet the diverse needs of customers in varied markets and applications, seeks to be your preferred quality supplier of 316L Stainless Steel Tubing. Contact us, or send us a request for a quote today.

We also stock stainless 316L medium and high pressure tubing for various applications.