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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

The L does stand for low carbon but has nothing to do with rust. both 316 and 304 alloys of stainless steel come in an L variation. it is the extra chromium in the 316 that makes it more corrosion resistant than 304. the L does make the alloy less affected by chromium carbide precipitation after welding which can have an effect on intergranular corrosion of the welding heat effect zone

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