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316 stainless steel

by kevin
(las vegas nv.)

Can I cool 316 stainless steel with water after welding without changing the molecular structure?


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wtt replies,

quenching 316 stainless will not change the microstructure. sometimes it might cause other problems like cracking in highly stressed joints.

I worked one place where it was recommended to fast cool stainless and we used an air and water mist.

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