Perfect for applications in the Thermal Processing industry
Alloy 600 can be used in a variety of applications, here are just a few examples:
- Heat treating muffles and retorts
- Vacuum furnace fixtures
- Nitriding furnaces and baskets
- Chlorination equipment to 538°C
- Titanium dioxide plants
About Alloy 600
With high nickel content, Inconel® Alloy 600 is virtually immune to chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking. The alloy has superb corrosion resistance to caustic environments. Inconel® Alloy 600 also demonstrates resistance to dry chlorine up to 538°C.
This alloy has excellent oxidation resistance up to 1093°C combined with high carburisation resistance. The alloy demonstrates good performance in high temperature nitriding environments.
It is not recommended that Inconel® Alloy 600 be used at red heat temperatures where sulphur is present. It has also been found that Inconel® Alloy 600 can fall victim to stress corrosion cracking in hot, concentrated caustic alkalis. However this can be avoided if the fabrication is fully stress relieved before use. Recommended stress relieving temperature of 982-1010 °C for 1 hour yields the best performance.