Stainless Steel 316 Pipe Fittings are made up of the 316 austenitic chromium nickel molybdenum alloy. This is the second most used grade of stainless steel in the world. The addition of molybdenum to the composition provides more corrosion resistance and ductility than the 304 grade of steel fittings. The ASTM A403 Gr WP316 Buttweld Fittings include different grades of material such as 304, 304L, 316 and 316L steel grades.
Stainless Steel 316 Pipe Fittings
They are used for different applications with different purposes. The ASTM A403 WP316 Elbow is used to change the direction of piping. When the elbow is made up of 316 steel, it could be used in marine applications where the chloride ion is rich. The elbows can come in different lengths and angles.
The 316 stainless steel reducer is good to be used in water, marine and sea water applications to reduce the size of a pipe line. The ASTM A403 Grade wp316 tee is used to divide or connect two pipes with another pipe. The 316 grade of steel is also used for fittings in food grade applications. The ASME SA 403 WP 316 Pipe Cap is a unique type of fitting in that it closes a pipeline rather than connecting two parts together.
Specification format of ASTM A403 Gr WP316 Buttweld Fittings