This is because cold worked bars witness an increase in their hardness as well as their tensile strength properties. In a cold worked condition, the ASME SA479 grade 316 round bar may become slightly magnetic, and so it can be used in those applications which have the need for magnetism. The ASME SA276 type 316 rod in comparison to fellow austenitic stainless steel grade 304 has much higher amplified properties not only in terms of corrosion resistance, but also in terms of mechanical properties such as yield strength, creep strength and hardness.
This is why the price of ss 316 flat bar is often higher than grade 304, which is a versatile and popular yet economical choice for many applications. However, this being said, the purpose and use of 316 Stainless Steel rod are so much different than that of grade 304. Firstly, ASTM a276 type 316 round bar is well suited for use in marine environments, because of its resistance to seawater and brine solutions, which unlike grade 304, does not get decayed in marine environments.
Moreover, since the a276 grade 316 rod is resistant to not only acetic acid, but also phosphoric acid, they are parts of equipment that is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, processing of textiles as well as pharmaceutical industries. Another use of ASTM A479 grade 316 bar is that since the alloy is recognized as a sanitary and non-toxic alloy, they can be used as components in the food and beverage industry.
Searching for AISI 316 round bar at best price in India?
In India there are many steel forging manufacturer who produce Bright bar and Hot/ cold Rolled bar in different grades od stainless steel. 316 is high grade of stainless so rate is vary based of manufacturing techniques and quality of raw material. so check 316 stainless steel price per KG in India with raw material source and take separate quote of forging and calculate the cost and get a good deal.
Stainless Steel 316 round bar Material Specification chart
ASTM A276 /ASME SA276, ASTM A479/ASME SA479
ASTM/ ASME Dimensions
EN, AISI, JIS, BS, DIN, ASTM, ASME
range of Outside Diameter : 4mm to 500mm
Size of Flat Bars
Size: 1/2” to 10” , thickness range: 2mm to 150mm,
Hex Bars size range
18mm – 57mm (11/16" to 2-3/4″)
Bright Bars OD
range of Outside Diameter : 4mm to 100mm
Square Bars stocking sizes
18mm – 47mm (11/16" to 1-3/4″)
1 to 6 Meters Long or Above than it
Round Bars Finishes
Rough, BA Finish, Polished, NO.4 Finish, Black, Matt Finish, Bright, Turned
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ASTM a276 type 316 round bar
SS 316 hex bars
UNS S31600 round bars
astm a479 grade 316 bar
SS 316 square bars
alloy 316 bright bars
316 stainless steel cold drawn bar
AISI 316 forged bars
316 stainless steel rod Size Chart
316 stainless steel rod
Size: 4mm to 500mm OD
a276 grade 316 rod Material Equivalent Grades
Mechanical Properties Database of UNS S31600 round bars
Elongation (% in 50mm) min
Strength of Yield 0.2% Proof (MPa) minimum
Strength of Tensile (MPa) minimum
Rockwell B (HR B) maximum
Brinell (HB) maximum
Chemical Compatibility Chart of DIN 1.4436 Hex bars
Difference between ASTM A276 type 316 bar and A479 grade 316 rod? which is better for pump shaft in salty water?
The a276 specification covers hot or cold finished stainless steel bars that are applicable for reforging. The a479 specification is for rods that are suitable for pressure vessels and boilers. There are different material grades ranging from 304 to 347 in both these specifications. The 316 is also included and it has high corrosion resistant properties with high chloride corrosion resistance. The salty water has chloride ion in abundance so that the 316 material is appropriate. The pump shaft has to operate in a pressurized environment. So the A479 grade 316 rod is better for pump shaft in salty water.