Inconel® is a nickel-chromium alloy that is classified as a superalloy because of its high-performance qualities and resistance to corrosion and oxidation. It performs well in both low and high temperature applications where other materials such as steel and aluminum would fail, and is also resistance to pitting, corrosion cracking and crevice.
For more information regarding our suite of Inconel® nickel-chromium alloy metals including Inconel 600®, 601®, 617®, 625®, 718®, and x-750®, get in touch with our sales staff or request a quote today. Magellan Metals is your trusted source for premium Inconel® nickel-chromium materials.
Nickel Alloy Inconel® for High Temperature ApplicationsMagellan Metals offers several grades of Inconel® nickel alloys that are available in a wide range of formats including wire, plate, sheet, pipe fittings, bar, flanges, and more. View the individual product pages below for more information about the chemical analysis, available formats, and applications for each grade of Inconel® nickel alloy.
- Inconel 600®- features superior strength and can be easily formed. It can also be hardened and strengthened through cold work.
- Inconel 601®- has high strength and good workability with excellent metallurgical stability and a high resistance to carburization.
- Inconel 617®- highly resistant to oxidation and carburization. Nickel alloy Inconel 617® can be easily fabricated.
- Inconel 625®- is a nonmagnetic, corrosion and oxidation resistant, nickel-base alloy. It has high strength and toughness in the temperature range cryogenic to 2000°F (1093°C)
- Inconel 718®- is a precipitation hardened nickel-based alloy designed to display exceptionally high yield, tensile and creep-rupture properties at temperatures up to 1300°F (704°C).
- Inconel X-750®- a nickel-chromium alloy used for its corrosion and oxidation resistance and high strength at temperatures up to 1300º F.
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Inconel® Nickel-Chromium Alloy AdvantagesInconel® metal is commonly utilized in harsh environments where extreme heat and corrosion resistance is necessary for the success of the part or component. Inconel® provides the following beneficial qualities:
- Excellent fatigue strength
- Outstanding corrosion resistance
- Good resistance to acids
- Excellent high and low temperature mechanical properties
- Good resistance to high temperature oxidation
Inconel® Metal Alloy ApplicationsInconel® provides corrosion-resistant properties and excellent fatigue strength for demanding industrial applications. They can be used by the aircraft, marine, chemical processing industries, but their chemical composition and resistance to temperature make each of these nickel alloys ideal for custom applications that are generally needed for the following industries:
- Power generation
- Nuclear reactors
- Gas turbines
- Pressure vessels
What is the Difference Between Inconel® & Hastelloy®?Both Hastelloy® and Inconel® are superalloys that provide high corrosion resistance and durability. They cost more than stainless steel but because of their reliable performance in harsh environments, nickel alloys are preferred for demanding applications such as geothermal., nuclear, aerospace, and others.
Chemical Properties of Inconel® vs. Hastelloy® Nickel AlloysInconel® is a nickel-chromium alloy that forms a passivating oxide layer when it is heated, making it resistant to extreme heat and corrosion, as well as pressure and oxidation. Inconel’s chemical composition also gives it superior resistance to sodium chloride at a wide range of temperatures, making it an ideal choice for marine applications or those involving constant exposure to salt and saltwater.
Depending on the grade, Hastelloy® is a nickel-molybdenum or nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy that performs well at high temperatures and is easily fabricated and formed, making it suitable for either cold working or welding applications. Because it works well in highly corrosive environments and resists oxidation, Hastelloy® is commonly used for chemical processing applications.
What is the Melting Point of Inconel® vs. Hastelloy®?Inconel® has a higher melting point of 2,540°F-2,600°F (1,390°C-1,425°C), whereas Hastelloy® has a melting point of 2,410-2,460°F (1,320°C-1,350°C). Nickel alloys begin to lose their tensile strength before they reach melting point, so it is generally recommended that application temperatures are kept well below these ranges.
Inconel® Alloy Supply Quantities for Single Items or Full BillsAt Magellan Metals, we can supply single items or full bills on any of our Inconel® alloy materials. No inquiry is too small. We offer quick responses to customer inquiries and specialize in the rapid delivery of both large and small quantities of Inconel® nickel-chromium alloy metal materials.
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Magellan Metals Inconel® nickel alloys are available in various grades including 718®, Inconel 625® and Inconel 601® for your high-performance application requirements. Request a quote today or contact us to learn more about our unique nickel allow options.