Grade 316 stainless steel is commonly used in food preparation equipment, boat fittings, water filtration screens and springs. To get the best 316 Stainless Steel Scrap Prices use the iScrap App to find scrap metal yards near you. Knowing what to prices expect for your 316 stainless steel is important when scrapping. To make sure that you have stainless steel and not just regular steel, use a magnet. If the magnet does not stick to your metal you most likely have stainless steel.
What Metals Are Inside of 316 Stainless?
Here is a list of the metals that make up 316 Stainless, these metals can vary depending on where the 316 stainless is being made.
10-14% Nickel (Ni)
16-18% Chromium (Cr)
2-3% Molybdenum (Mo)
0-1% of each of these: Carbon (C), Manganese (Mn), Phosphorus (P), Sulfur (S), Silicon (Si)
Balance of % will be Iron (Fe)
Confused on Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel often gets confused with aluminum when being identified, so check the metal for any grading marks or labels. If there are none, you can look at the color of the metal. Alumiunm will be a dull silver color compared to stainless steel which will have a bit more of a shine to it. Grade 316 stainless steel is also commonly used in welding materials because of its carbon content.
Large Industrial 316 Stainless Ripout? Call A Yard For Pickup
Large loads of 316 stainless steel form construction jobs or tear outs can be picked up by your local scrap metal yard. You can request a pick up easily by using the container request form on the app. See more Scrapping Videos here.