Hot flat rolling simulation by use of the Bland and Ford’s cold rolling (HRBF) theory confirmed the reverse sandwich effect in selected carbon steels at low strain rates. The Reverse Sandwich Model (RSM) was subsequently integrated into the HRBF theory for load and torque estimation. In this work, the effect of pass reduction on rolling temperature distribution, yield stresses and rolling load were studied for AISI Type 316 stainless steel (HCSS316). For this new simulation, at low and high strain rates, results showed that the ratio of experimental to calculated roll load and torque were higher at lower reduction than at higher reduction. These results confirmed excess load and torque in the hot rolling of HCSS316 at low reductions. This is in agreement with results obtained using Sim’s theory, HRBF theory and the RSM.