The registered trademark name, Monel, is applied as the prefix name to several corrosion resistant alloys produced by Special Metals Corporation. These alloys are nickel-based and exhibit traits that include high resistance to atmospheric corrosion, salt water, and various acid and alkaline solutions.
Alloys of identical chemical and mechanical properties are available from other manufacturers and offer excellent alternatives to the various Monel® brand alloys.
The corrosion-resistant alloy is widely used in the marine, oil and chemical processing industries.
What are the Characteristics of Monel?
- Good resistance to acids such as hydrofluoric and sulfuric acid
- Highly resistant to alkalis
- Highly corrosion resistant
- Stronger than steel
In what Applications are Monel alloys used?
- Pump shafts, oil-well tools, instruments, doctor blades and scrapers, springs, valve trim, fasteners, marine propeller shafts
- Marine components
- Chemical and hydrocarbon processing equipment
- Valves, pumps, shafts, fittings, heat exchangers
Monel was discovered by Robert Crooks Stanley who worked for the International Nickel Company in 1901. The new alloy was named in honor of the president of the company, Ambrose Monell.
*Monel® is a registered trademark of Special Metals Corporation group of Companies.