SailNet Community - View Single Post - Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement
View Single Post
  #76  
Old 10-22-2013
miatapaul miatapaul is offline
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 2,353
Thanks: 18
Thanked 83 Times in 80 Posts
Rep Power: 9
miatapaul is on a distinguished road
Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by overbored View Post
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
Is there any easy way to tell if they use the product you spec? How can you tell different grades of SS, unless you provide your shop with the product.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook