Stainless steel density refers to substance mass per unit volume, it is one of typical property of stainless steel, commonly, density of stainless steel range from 7600 kg/m3 to 8000 kg/m3.
Stainless steel is a wide used material, containing at least 10.5% of Chromium, and other elements added to form stainless steel structure, these elements have Carbon, Silicon, Manganese, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Nickel, Molybdenum, Titanium and Copper, it is noted as high strength and excellent corrosion resistance.
Densities change depending on these alloy elements changing, different alloy content have different density value, even it is the same grade, it is difficult to calculate accurate density values, theoretic density value is given below for reference.
Stainless Steel Density Table Chart
|Grade||Density ( g / cm3 )||Density ( kg / m3 )|
*These densities given at standard conditions for temperature and pressure condition.
304 and 316 Stainless Steel Densities
304 and 316 are the most used stainless steel grades, their densities are not the same, this decide by chemical composition and content, stainless steel 304 density is 7930 kg / m3, 316 density is 7980 kg / m3, so when calculating stainless steel weight, it is different between 304 and 316 stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Density Conversion, kg/m3, g/cm3 and lbs/in3
Density of stainless steel calculated by dividing the mass by the volume, usually measured in g/cm3, kg/m3, and lbs/in3, each unit can be converted to other units.
Conversion: 1 kg/m3 = 0.001 g/cm3 = 1000 g/m3 = 0.000036127292 lbs/in3.
Density Relations with Temperature and Pressure
Densities of stainless steel vary by changing either the temperature or the pressure, in general, increasing the temperature decreases the density, increasing the pressure always increases the density.
Stainless Steel Weight Calculate
Stainless steel weight calculating depend on their density, the higher density the more weight, that is why 304 stainless steel material is a little lighter than 316 stainless steel under the same condition.
There are formulas for stainless steel tubular and flat products to calculate the weight, stainless steel forms have pipe, plate, bar and others.