316 stainless steel plate cost per square foot
316 stainless steel plate prices range from less than average to high depending on the custom requirements and the supply abilities. Larger producers also keep larger stocks where the prices are usually good for the customers. When the supply is limited for example in remote locations, the prices are high. 316 stainless steel plate is sold in square foot instead of tonnage. This is because the making of the plate involves in producing the surface. The thickness involves in pricing as well, but the surface is the one considered most in the pricing. The material is austenitic stainless steel with chromium, nickel and molybdenum alloy materials.
This combination makes the material withstand high temperatures, high pressure, higher corrosion risk and also provide an aesthetic look. The plates could be polished to further the look of the end products. The making involves heat treatment so that they are very strong and used in structural applications such as the construction needs. The anticorrosive properties of stainless steel 316 sheet in combination with antibacterial properties make it suitable for food industry in storages and processing plants. Different grades are used in different applications. The higher grades are used in chemical processing plants where corrosion is high but the plates don’t. Since the price of stainless steel plate differs from type to type and grade to grade, there is no one standard. The application requirements, the transport facilities, any special requirements in sizes and the material make can influence the price.