inconel metal is a highly versatile material that’s well known for its strength and durability in extreme environments. It’s used in a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical, chemical processing and marine engineering.
Aerospace: A nickel-chromium alloy, this superalloy has excellent resistance to corrosion, oxidation, and heat. Its strength makes it a good choice for jet engines, turbine components, and airframe structures.
Oil and gas extraction: The high temperatures present during oil and gas extraction require a strong material that will not degrade or corrode. For this reason, Inconel is often chosen for use in oil and gas extraction equipment.
Chemical processing: The corrosion-resistant properties of Inconel enable it to resist chloride ions and pure water, which are common in the chemical industry. The alloy is also found in chemical storage and processing equipment, as well as instruments that work with the chemicals themselves.
Marine: The corrosive environments encountered on offshore platforms and in seawater systems need to be protected from corrosion. The nickel-chromium alloy Inconel 625 is a popular choice for this purpose.
Alloy 625 is a precipitation hardenable nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy that provides good mechanical strength, but can be strengthened without the need for additional strengthening heat treatments. It is particularly effective at resisting crevice corrosion, making it an ideal choice for marine engineering applications.
All Inconel alloys are characterized by their tensile strength, corrosion resistance and flexibility in extreme environments. They are especially useful in manufacturing processes that cycle workpieces through low- and high-temperature environments rapidly.