Alloy Geek Alloy 601 Standard
Alloy 601, often referred to as Inconel 601, stands as a high-performance material renowned for its exceptional performance in severe conditions. With a precisely defined chemical composition and an array of advantageous properties, Alloy 601 is the top choice for applications requiring resistance to high-temperature oxidation and corrosion.
Chemical Composition Range of Inconel 601:
- Nickel (Ni): 58.0% min
- Chromium (Cr): 21.0% - 25.0%
- Iron (Fe): Balancing element
- Aluminum (Al): 1.0% - 1.7%
- Carbon (C): 0.10% max
High-Temperature Strength: Alloy 601 maintains remarkable mechanical integrity and structural strength at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for applications in extreme heat environments.
Outstanding Oxidation Resistance: The alloy exhibits superb resistance to high-temperature oxidation and carburization, making it ideal for furnace components and heat-treating equipment.
Corrosion Resistance: Alloy 601 offers excellent resistance to a wide range of corrosive environments, including acids, alkaline solutions, and seawater, ensuring longevity in harsh conditions.
Versatile Fabrication: Alloy 601 boasts excellent ductility, allowing for ease of forming, welding, and machining, making it highly versatile in manufacturing processes.
Other Names for Alloy 601:
- Inconel 601: The most commonly used trade name for this alloy, often used interchangeably.
- UNS N06601: UNS (Unified Numbering System) designation for Alloy 601, commonly used for standardization and identification.
- Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloy: Describing the primary alloying elements in the composition.
XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.
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