What You Need To Know About Inconel 600

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When it comes to corrosion resistance, strength and durability, there are few metals that compete with Inconel 600. This metal alloy is a strong contender for high-stress corrosion applications, such as those involving natural gas or seawater. Inconel 600 can be found in a range of industries and applications due to its impressive combination of properties. With that being said, it’s important to understand why this special alloy is so well-regarded when it comes to corrosion resistance and strength. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of Inconel 600 as well as some useful industry applications.


What is Inconel?

Inconel is a nickel-chromium alloy that is used across a variety of industries and applications. The alloy is highly resistant to corrosion in most environments. Alloy 600, in particular, is also strong and resistant to high temperatures which is why it becomes an ideal metal alloy to manufacture compression and torsion springs from.


Benefits of Inconel 600

Inconel 600 has a wide range of corrosion resistance properties against a variety of oxidizing environments. It also exhibits good resistance against chloride-induced corrosion. Inconel 600 is highly resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion, whilst also being resistant to stress corrosion cracking and is not very sensitive to reducing environments. It is highly resistant to high temperatures and can be used in environments that exceed 2500°F. Inconel 600 is also resistant to hydrogen embrittlement and does not experience hardness reduction when exposed to hydrogen.


Where you’ll find Inconel 600

The majority of Inconel 600 is utilized in the energy and chemical process industries. It is also used in the production of hydrocarbons and natural gas. Inconel 600 is also used in seawater desalination plants and in marine environments. Inconel 600 is also used in the production of iron ore and in the production of steel and iron. Other industries that use Inconel 600 include aerospace, automotive, water treatment, and heavy construction. Inconel 600 is often used in the production of turbines and jet engines. Inconel 600 is also used in the production of nuclear reactors. Boynes Springs manufactures many types of springs from Inconel 600 for a wide variety of applications, including some of those mentioned here. 


Inconel 600 is a popular metal alloy used in spring manufacturing by Boynes Springs

Due to the various benefits and strengths of Inconel 600, it can be used across a variety of industries and applications. The most sought-after properties of this alloy are its high corrosion resistance and heat tolerance – meaning it will not corrode in most environments. Contact Boynes Springs today to learn more about our Inconel 600 springs and how they can be helpful in your next application. Or you can use our metal alloy specifier tool to see if there’s a different alloy that might suit your application better.