OK TIGROD 316L
Alloy Type: Austenitic (with approx. 10 % ferrite) 19% Cr - 12% Ni - 3% Mo - Low C
Typical Tensile Properties
Elongation Tensile Strength Yield Strength
32 % 87 ksi 68 ksi
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Bare corrosion resisting chromium-nickel-molybdenium welding rods for welding of austenitic stainless alloys of 18% Cr - 8% Ni and 18% Cr - 10% Ni - 3% Mo-types.~OK Tigrod 316L has a good general corrosion resistance, particularly against corrosion in acid and chlorinated environments. The alloy has a low carbon content which makes it particularly recommended where there is a risk of intergraular corrosion. The alloy is widely used in the chemical and food processing industries as well as in shipbuilding and various types of architectural structures.
These were the specs for the 316SS.
Any liquid products you consume has passed through 316SS pipe welded with this rod in a sanitary application.
Drink soda, milk, beer, whiskey? Eat canned good, soups, etc?
These products flow through this piping all day long.
If we can eat from it can your fish swim in it? I would think so.
Many buy 316SS mesh and attach plants, what is the difference?
Every pipe joint in this pic is welded in such manner.
304SS would also be suitable in fresh water tanks.
Yes chromium is a carcinogenic. They perform tests at my work while we weld.
Wearing a gas detection device during work tasks.
No dangerous levels were found while tig welding.
It can't rub off the pipe, but becomes vaporous while welding, breathing providing entry point to the body.