1. Chemical composition
2. Physical properties
3. Hot and Cold Forming
The temperature range for hot-forming INCONEL alloy 601 is 1600-2250°F (870-1230°C). Hot-working operations involving large deformations should be performed at 1900-2250°F (1040-1230°C). The alloy has low ductility at temperatures from 1200 to 1600°F (650-870°C) and should not be worked in that range. Light working at temperatures below 1200°F (650°C) can be done to develop high tensile properties. The material was hot-worked from 6-in. (152- mm) diameter rounds to 4-in. (102-mm) squares and air-cooled. Transverse specimens from the centers of the bars were used for the tests. The rate of cooling following hot-working is not critical with respect to thermal cracking. To avoid sensitization, however, the alloy should be cooled rapidly through the 1000-1400°F (540-760°C) temperature range.
All standard machining operations are readily performed on INCONEL alloy 601. For the best
machinability, the alloy should be in the solution-treated condition.
INCONEL alloy 601 exhibits good weldability and is readily joined by conventional welding products and processes. Welding products are available which provide high joint efficiencies and heat resistance. The choice of welding product is dependent upon the service conditions to which the fabricated alloy 601 component will be exposed.
Alloy 601 has good resistance to heat and corrosion, especially outstanding to oxidation at elevated temperatures up to 1200℃. It also has high strength, good fabricability and good resistance to aqueous corrosion.
Chemical process industry
Power generation equipment
Feat treating equipment
Gas turbine engine components