Inconel 600 is a nickel-chromium alloy used for applications that require corrosion and high temperature resistance. This nickel alloy was designed for service temperatures from cryogenic to elevated temperatures in the range of 2000° F. It is non-magnetic, has excellent mechanical properties, and presents the desirable combination of high strength and good weldability under a wide range of temperatures. The high nickel content in Inconel 600 enables it to retain considerable resistance under reducing conditions, makes it resistant to corrosion by a number of organic and inorganic compounds, gives it excellent resistance to chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking and also provides excellent resistance to alkaline solutions. Typical applications of this nickel alloy include the chemical, pulp and paper, aerospace, nuclear engineering and heat treating industries.

INCONEL® Alloy 600

In what form is Inconel 600 Available at Mega Mex?

  • Sheet
  • Plate
  • Bar
  • Pipe & Tube (welded & seamless)
  • Fittings (i.e. flanges, slip-ons, blinds, weld-necks, lapjoints, long welding necks, socket welds, elbows, tees, stub-ends, returns, caps, crosses, reducers, and pipe nipples)
  • Wire

What are the characteristics of Inconel 600?

  • Resistant to a wide range of corrosive media.
  • Virtually immune to chlorine ion stress corrosion cracking
  • Non-magnetic
  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • High strength and good weldability under a wide range of temperatures

Chemical Composition, %

Ni + Co

Cr

Fe

C

Mn

S

Si

Cu

72.0 min

14.0-17.0

6.0-10.0

.15 max

1.00 max

.015 max

.50 max

.50 max

In what applications is Inconel 600 used?

  • Chemical industry
  • Aerospace
  • Heat treating industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Food processing
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Gas turbine components

Fabrication with Inconel 600

Alloy 600 can be both hot formed and cold formed using typical processes. Hot working should be performed between 1600° F and 2250° F avoiding any work between1200-1600° F because the ductility decreases in this temperature range. Welding Alloy 600 can be achieved via shielded metal-arc welding, TIG, and MIG.

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ASTM Specifications

Pipe Smls

Pipe Welded

Tube Smls

Tube Welded

Sheet/Plate

Bar

Forging

Fitting

Wire

B167

B517

B163

B516

B168

B166

B564

B366

Mechanical Properties

Typical room temperature Tensile Properties of Annealed Material

Product Form

Condition

Tensile (ksi)

.2% Yield (ksi)

Elongation (%)

Hardness (HRB)

Rod & Bar

Cold-Drawn

80-100

25-50

35-55

65-85

Rod & Bar

Hot-Finished

80-100

30-50

35-55

65-85

Tube & Pipe

Hot-Finished

75-100

30-50

35-55

-

Tube & Pipe

Hot-Finished

80-100

25-50

35-55

88 Max

Plate

Hot-Rolled

80-105

30-50

35-55

65-85

Sheet

Cold-Drawn

80-100

30-45

35-55

88 Max