AISI type 316 stainless steel balls offer excellent corrosion resistance and resistance to sulphuric acid compounds. This austenitic steel includes 2-3% molybdenum. Type 316 balls are used in trigger sprayers, bearings, dispenser valves, body jewelry, lotion pumps, quick-disconnect couplings and aerospace applications. Type 316LVM balls are used in jewelry, human implant and other medical applications.

AISI 316      
SIZE RANGE   0.50mm (.020") up to 2"  
GRADES   50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000  
       
CHEMICAL COMPOSTION      
CHROMIUM   16%-18%  
CARBON   .08% MAX.  
NICKEL   10%-14%  
MANGANESE   2% MAX.  
SILICON   1% MAX.  
PHOSHOROUS   .045 % MAX.  
SULPHUR   .03% MAX.  
MOLYBDENUM   2%-3%  
       
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
TENSILE STRENGTH   80,000 TO 120,000 PSI  
YIELD STRENGTH   45,000 PSI  
ELONGATION IN TWO INCHES   10%-15.0%  
REDUCTION IN AREA   55.0%-65.0%  
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY   28,000,000 PSI  
DENSITY   .288 LBS./CU.IN.  
       
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS      
CORROSION RESISTANCE   EXCELLENT  
MAGNETIC   NO  
       
GENERAL USAGE      
TRIGGER SPRAYERS, BEARINGS, DISPENSER VALVES, BODY JEWELRY LOTION PUMPS AEROSPACE, QUICK DISCONNECT COUPLINGS
       

Abbott Ball stanless 316 comparative chart