Inconel 601 is a nickel-chromium alloy used for applications that require resistance to corrosion and heat. This nickel alloy stands out due to its resistance to high temperature oxidation, remaining highly resistant to oxidation through 2200° F. Alloy 601 develops a tightly adherent oxide scale which resists spalling even under conditions of severe thermal cycling. This nickel alloy has good high temperature strength, and retains its ductility after long service exposure. It has good resistance to aqueous corrosion, high mechanical strength, and is readily formed, machined and welded. Inconel 601’s properties make it a material of broad utility in fields like thermal processing, chemical processing, pollution control, aerospace, and power generation. However, alloy 601 is not suggested for use in strongly reducing, sulfur bearing environments.

Inconel 601

In what form is Inconel 601 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 601?

  • Outstanding oxidation resistance to 2200° F
  • Resists spalling even under severe thermal cycling conditions
  • Highly resistant to carburization
  • Good creep rupture strength
  • Metallurgical stability

Chemical Composition, %

Ni

Cr

Al

C

Mn

Si

Fe

61.5

22.5

1.4

.05

.3

.2

14

In what applications is Inconel 601 used?

  • Chemical Processing
  • Aerospace
  • Heat treating industry
  • Power generation
  • Heat treating muffles and retorts
  • Radiant tubes
  • Catalyst support grids in nitric acid production
  • Steam superheater tube supports

ASTM Specifications

Pipe Smls

Pipe Welded

Tube Smls

Tube Welded

Sheet/Plate

Bar

Forging

Fitting

Wire

B167

B517

B167

-

B168

B166

B564

B366

B166

Mechanical Properties

Typical room temperature Properties

Tensile (psi)

.2% Yield (psi)

Elongation (%)

80,000

30,000

35