UNS S31603

Type 316L or T-316L is a very low carbon stainless steel containing molybdenum for superior corrosion resistance. 316L stainless steel wire mesh screen is particularly resistant to pitting by solutions containing chloride ions, phosphoric acid, sulfuric acid, and brine solutions. The general corrosion resistance is similar to Type 316 SS, but 316L SS has superior resistance to intergranular corrosion following welding. Type 316L is used over 316 in assemblies which cannot be annealed after fabrication by welding. Can be used at temperatures up to 1600°F. Type 316L wire mesh screen is nonmagnetic in the annealed, and slightly magnetic when cold worked. Like 316 SS, 316L SS wire mesh screen is widely used in chemical, food, pharmaceutical, medical, refining, power plant, aircraft, photographic, textile, paper equipment and strainers.  In salt water applications both 316 and 316L SS will show improved results over 304 and 304L SS.  

316L SS Wire Mesh Fact Sheet

Composition[Cr 16-18%, Ni 10-14%, Mo 2-3%, C 0.03% max.]
SpecificationsASTM A580, AMS 5653
Density0.286 lbs/in³
Tensile Strength104 Kpsi*
Melt2500-2550° F
Max. Operating Temperature1600° F

* Tensile strength and elongation are for annealed 0.012″ wire diameter. Please note that material performance data is provided a reference guide only… There are many factors involved in wire cloth performance, so please consult with an experienced engineer before choosing the metal best suited for your unique needs!