the difference between 316l and 316ti stainless steel strip

What Is The Difference Between 316L And 316Ti Stainless Steel Strip?

316L stainless steel strip and 316Ti stainless steel strip are austenitic stainless steels. Both of them have their features.

But which one should you choose? While both are excellent options, you may prefer one over the other. To select the right option, learn more about what makes each steel unique.

Let’s keep reading.

316l stainless steel strip

316L stainless steel strip is almost identical to 316 grade strip.

316L stainless steel strip has lower carbon content imparts even better corrosion resistance than 316.

In addition to its superior corrosion resistance, 316L stainless steel strip also has excellent mechanical properties, including high strength and good ductility at elevated temperatures. It can be heat treated by conventional methods such as solution tempering, quenching and tempering or full hardening to produce hardened parts with high wear resistance.

316L stainless steel strip is widely used in food processing equipment such as sinks, drain boards and tables where it must withstand acidic solutions. In addition, it is often used for equipment exposed to sea water or other chemical environments where it must withstand corrosion from chlorides. HZW offer both polished and bright finish 316L stainless steel strip for your applications.

What is 316Ti Stainless Steel Strip?

316ti stainless steel strip

Grade 316Ti stainless steel strip contains a small amount of titanium content. Titanium content is typically only around 0.2% to 0.7%.

The titanium atoms stabilise the structure of the grade 316 material at temperatures over 800 degree.

This prevents carbide precipitation at the grain boundaries and protects the metal strips from corrosion.

The main advantage of 316Ti stainless steel strip is that it can be held at higher temperatures for a longer period without sensitisation (precipitation) occurring.

And 316Ti strip retains physical and mechanical properties similar to standard grade of 316 strip.

Differences Between 316L Stainless Steel Strips and 316Ti Stainless Steel Strips

Chemical Composition

The chemical components of grade 316L stainless steel strip is summarized in the following table:

316LASTM A240≤0.03≤1.00≤2.00≤0.045≤0.03016.00-18.0010.00-14.002.00-3.00

The chemical components of grade 316Ti stainless steel strip is summarized in the following table:

316TiASTM A240≤0.08≤1.00≤2.00≤0.035≤0.03016.00-19.0011.00-14.000.2-0.7

Mechanical Properties

316L Stainless Steel Strip Mechanical Properties

GradeYield Strength 0.2% offset (KSI)Tensile Strength (KSI)% Elongation (2″ Gauge length)
316L25 min.70 min.40 min.

316Ti Stainless Steel Strip Mechanical Properties

Tensile Rm75ksi (min)
Tensile Rm515MPa (min)
R.p. 0.2% Yield30ksi (min)
R.p. 0.2% Yield205MPa (min)
Elongation (2” or 4D gl)35% (min)


What Is 316L Stainless Steel Strip Used For?

  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Food processing
  • Pharmaceutical equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Potable water
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Marine applications

What Is 316Ti Stainless Steel Strip Used For?

Grade 316Ti stainless steel strip is now typically used in:

  • Food processing equipment
  • Brewery equipment
  • Chemical and petrochemical equipment
  • Laboratory benches & equipment
  • Coastal architectural panelling
  • Coastal balustrading
  • Boat fittings
  • Chemical transportation containers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Mining screens

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