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.

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