Monel K500 | Nickel Alloy | Alloy K500 | Nickel Copper Alloy | UNS N05500 | 2.4375
Monel K-500 (or known as Alloy K500)
Monel K-500 combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Monel alloy 400 with the added advantages of greater strength and hardness. The increased properties are obtained by adding aluminium and titanium to the nickel-copper base, and by heating under controlled conditions so that submicroscopic particles of Ni3 (Ti, Al) are precipitated throughout the matrix. The thermal processing used to effect precipitation is commonly called age hardening or aging.
Typical applications for Alloy K500 are pump shafts and impellers; doctor blades and scrapers; oil-well drill collars and instruments; electronic components; springs; and valve trim.
The corrosion resistance of Monel K-500 is substantially equivalent to that of Alloy 400 except that when in the age-hardened condition, Alloy K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments. Monel K-500 has been found to be resistant to a sour-gas environment. After 6 days of continuous immersion in saturated (3500ppm) hydrogen sulfide solutions at acidic and basic pH’s (ranging from 1.0 to 11.0), U-bend specimens of age-hardened sheet show no cracking. There was some tightly adherent black scale. The hardness of the specimens ranged from 28 to 40 Rc.
The combination of very low corrosion rates in high-velocity seawater and high strength make Alloy K-500 particularly suitable for shafts of centrifugal pumps in marine service. In stagnant or slow-moving sea water, fouling may occur followed by pitting, but this pitting slows down after a fairly rapid initial attack.
|Modulus of Elasticity, 10(6) psi||Tension||26.0|