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Monel® K500 Bar


Monel® K500 is a nickel-copper alloy with age hardening properties imparted by alloying additions of aluminum and titanium. Its basic composition is similar to that of Monel®400 but the alloying additions make it age hardenable under controlled conditions of temperature and time. This alloy can be delivered in the annealed, stress equalized, hot finished or age-hardened conditions. 

Standard Inventory Specifications

  • QQ-N-286 - Form 1

Common Applications

Monel® K-500 alloy finds wide applications in the marine, chemical, petrochemical and shipbuilding industries. Typical applications include:

  • Valve seals, pump sleeves and wear rings in marine environments - high strength and resistance to seawater
  • Pump shafts for fire-fighting pumps - high strength (resulting in smaller diameter shafts) and resistance to flowing seawater
  • Propeller shafts - high strength (resulting in smaller diameter shafts and thus smaller bearings) and resistance to seawater
  • Fasteners e.g. bolts, used in marine atmospheres and tidal waters - resistance to chloride - containing environments
  • Doctor blades and scrapers
  • Towing cable armoring - high strength, non-magnetic properties and resistance to seawater
  • Springs - resistance to a variety of corrosive media
  • Oil well drilling equipment such as non-magnetic drill collars, valves and instrumentation sleeves - resistance to chloride-containing media and sour gas environments
  • Aviation instrument components - non-magnetic properties

This alloy is characterized by:

  • Excellent corrosion resistance in an extensive range of natural and Chemical environments
  • Excellent resistance to chloride-ion stress-corrosion cracking
  • Very high strength and hardness

After age-hardening Monel® K500 alloy has:

  • Approximately 2 to 3 times higher mechanical properties than Nickel-copper Monel © 400
  • High tensile properties up to about 650°C (1200°F)
  • Good fatigue and corrosion fatigue resistance
  • Low permeability; non-magnetic down to -135°C (-210°F)

Metallurgical Structure

  • Monel® K-500 alloy has a face-centered cubic structure. In the age-hardened Condition a Ni3Al phase is formed with similar structure.

Inventory Size Range

  • Bar : 0.500" - 1.750"

Please contact us for more details.

The technical data provided is for information only and not for design purposes. It is not warranted or guaranteed.

* MONEL is a trademark of the Special Metals Corporation group of companies.

 

Chemical Properties of K500 Alloy

 

Ni

Mn

Si

Fe

Al

S

C

Max

 

1.50

0.50

2.00

3.15

0.010

0.18

Min

63.00

     

2.30

   

CU - 27.0 (min) - 33.0 (max)

Physical Properties and Corrosion Resistance

  • In general the corrosion resistance of Monel® K-500 alloy is similar to that of Monel®400. Excellent resistance is shown to a wide range of media from pure water to mineral acids, salts and alkalis. This alloy is virtually immune to Chloride-ion stress corrosion cracking. In the aged condition, the grade may be susceptible to stress-corrosion cracking in moist, aerated hydrofluoric
  • Acid vapor at stresses near the yield strength. In high velocity seawater and in marine atmospheres, good resistance is shown but, in slow moving or stagnant seawater, pitting may occur. Monel K500 also shows good resistance in sour-gas environments.

Mechanical Properties

  • The following properties are applicable to Monel® K-500 alloy in the stated conditions and forms as well as the indicated size range (according to QQ-N-286). Specified properties of material outside these ranges are subject to special enquiry.

Tensile Data

Mechanical Property Requirements

 

Ultimate Tensile

Yield Strength (0.2% OS)

Elong.

Hardness

Rockwell C, min.

Hardness Brinell 3000 kg, min.

Cold Worked/SR Over 1(25.4) to 3

Min

140 KSi

100 KSi

17.0

29

280

Max

         

Min

965 MPa

690 MPa

     

Max

         

Hot Worked/ Aged Hardened

Min

140 KSi

100 KSi

20.0

27

265

Max

         

Min

965 MPa

690 MPa

     

Max

         
 

Properties may vary based on diameter.


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