INCONEL 600

UNS N06600 tubing, China Alloy 600 plates, Inconel alloy bars

INCONEL (nickel-chromium-iron) alloy 600 (UNS N06600/W.Nr. 2.4816) is a standard engineering material for applications that require resistance to corrosion and heat. The alloy also has excellent mechanical properties and presents the desirable combination of high strength and good workability.

The limiting chemical composition of INCONEL alloy 600 is shown in Table 1. The high nickel content gives the alloy resistance to corrosion by many organic and inorganic compounds and also makes it virtually immune to chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking.

Chromium confers resistance to sulfur compounds and also provides resistance to oxidizing conditions at high temperatures or in corrosive solutions. The alloy is not precipitation hardenable; it is hardened and strengthened only by cold work.

The versatility of INCONEL alloy 600 has led to its use in a variety of applications involving temperatures from cryogenic to above 2000°F (1095°C).
The alloy is used extensively in the chemical industry for its strength and corrosion resistance.

Applications include heaters, stills, bubble towers and condensers for processing of fatty acids; evaporator tubes, tube sheets and flaking trays for the manufacture of sodium sulfide; and equipment for handling abietic acid in the manufacture of paper pulp.

The alloy’s strength and oxidation resistance at high temperatures make it useful for many applications in the heat-treating industry. It is used for retorts, muffles, roller hearths and other furnace components and for heat-treating baskets and trays.

In the aeronautical field, INCONEL alloy 600 is used for a variety of engine and airframe components that must withstand high temperatures. Examples are lock wire, exhaust liners and turbine seals.

INCONEL alloy 600 is used in the electronic field for such parts as cathode-ray tube spiders, thyratron grids, tube support members and springs.
The alloy is a standard material of construction for nuclear reactors. It has excellent resistance to corrosion by high-purity water, and no indication of chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking in reactor water systems has been detected. For nuclear applications, the alloy is produced to exacting specifications and is designated INCONEL alloy 600T.

Inconel 600 Available Forms and Specifications

Rod, Bar, Wire and Forging Stock – ASTM B 166/ASME SB 166, ASTM B 564/ASME SB 564, ASME Code Cases 1827 and N-253, SAE/AMS 5665 and 5687, BS 3075NA14 and 3076NA14, DIN 17752, 17753 and 17754, ISO 9723, 9724, and 9725, MIL-DTL-23229, QQ-W-390.
Plate, Sheet and Strip – ASTM B 168/ASME SB 168, ASTM B 906/ASME SB 906, ASME Code Cases 1827 and N-253, SAE/AMS 5540, BS 3072NA14 and 3073NA14, DIN 17750, ISO 6208, EN 10095, MIL-DTL-23228.
Pipe and Tube – ASTM B 167/ASME SB 167, ASTM B 163/ASME SB 163, ASTM B 516/ASME SB 516, ASTM B 517/ASME SB 517, ASTM B 751/ASME SB 751, ASTM B 775/ASME SB 775, ASTM B 829/ASME SB 829, ASME Code Cases 1827, N-20, N-253, and N-576, SAE/AMS 5580, DIN 17751, ISO 6207, MIL-DTL-23227
Other – ASTM B 366/ASME SB 366, DIN 17742, ISO 4955A, AFNOR NC15Fe

Inconel Alloy 600 Chemical Composition

NiCrFeMnSiCSCu
72.014.0-17.06.0 – 10.01.0 max0.50 max0.15 max0.015 max0.50 max

Inconel Alloy 600 Mechanical Properties

Density, g/c㎡8.47
Melting range, ℃1354-1413
Tensile strength, min, Mpa550
Yield strength, 0.2% offset, min, Mpa240
Elongation, %30
Hardness, Rockwell65-85B

Applications

Alloy 600 is suitable for chemical processing, especially in heat treatment furnaces and components that use sulfides or carbonized and nitrified gases.

Catalytic regenerator in petrochemical production

  • Heat treating muffles and retorts
  • Vacuum furnace fixtures
  • Nitriding furnaces and baskets
  • Chlorination equipment to 538°C
  • Titanium dioxide plants

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