inconel 600 is a nickel-chromium alloy that combines corrosion resistance and high heat tolerance. It is a popular choice in the chemical industry for its resistance to highly corrosive acids and also has a wide range of other applications due to its high strength at elevated temperatures. The alloy has a nominal chemical composition of 72% nickel, 16% chromium, and 8% iron. The high chromium content gives inconel 600 excellent resistance to oxidizing environments and alkaline solutions. In addition, it is resistant to reducing environments such as sulfur compounds and sulfide acids.
The nickel content of inconel 600 also makes it nearly immune to stress corrosion cracking from chloride ions that are often the cause of failure for grades like austenitic stainless steels. However, proper stress relief treatment before use is important to prevent damage from chloride ions.
Like many of the other Inconel alloys, inconel 600 is non-magnetic and can be cold formed with standard fabrication techniques. The alloy also welds easily with common methods, such as shielded metal arc welding and TIG welding. However, it is best to avoid welding at temperatures above 1600°F because ductility decreases below that temperature.
American Elements produces inconel 600 in a variety of forms, including rod, bar, wire, sheet, tube, and strip, and to various standards, including Mil Spec, ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade, Food Grade, and USP/BP. The company can also produce custom sizes and shapes to customer specifications. For additional information about this and other INCONEL alloys, contact a representative today.