Stainless Steel 316L and its Uses in Food and Beverage
A common metal used in many manufacturing processes is 316L SS. It provides high corrosion resistance throughout its lifespan while maintaining its strength. To understand why 316L SS is commonly used in multiple fields such as medical, food and beverage, automotive, etc, this group is conducting a research project. The aim of this project is to research and learn the intricacies of stainless steel 316L and its applications in the food and beverage production industry. It will be shown how 316L stainless steel (SS) has high corrosion resistance properties due to its alloy composition and other aspects of its structure. Through a thorough dive into the material structure of 316L SS an understanding will hopefully be gained on the specialty that 316L provides for the challenges provided by the food and beverage industry applications. By the end of the report the uses of 316L SS will be shown and analyzed.
Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Metallurgy
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Strickland, Michael; Baldwin, Matthew; and Ray, Levi, "Stainless Steel 316L and its Uses in Food and Beverage" (2022). ME 4133/6133 Mechanical Metallurgy. 42.