Type 316H Stainless Steel

Type 316H is a higher carbon variant of 316 making the steel more suitable for use in applications where elevated temperatures are present. Stabilised Grade 316Ti offers similar qualities.

The increased carbon content delivers a greater tensile and yield strength. The austenitic structure of the material also gives this grade excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures.

The steel lends itself well for use in the petrochemical, gas and chemical industry. Masteel supply Grade 316H to a variety of customers including fabricators of pressure vessels, industrial boilers and heat exchangers.


Benefits of using Type 316H Stainless Steel
  • Increased carbon content heat resistant qualities
  • Greater tensile yield strength
  • Greater short and long term creep strength

Mechanical Properties of Type 316H

DescriptionType 316
Proof Stress 0.2% (MPa)205
Tensile strength (MPa)515
Elongation A5 (%)40
HardnessHB: 217
HRB: 95

Chemical Composition of Type 316H

UNS NoS31603
Carbon (C)0.04/0.10
Silicon (Si)0.75
Manganese (Mn)2.00
Phosphorus (P)0.045
Sulphur (S)0.030
Chromium (Cr)16.00 - 18.00
Molybdenum (Mo)2.00/3.00
Nickel (Ni)10.00 - 14.00
Nitrogen (N)

Whatever your steel requirement or specification, Masteel has the knowledge and resources to provide you with a first class steel supply option.