MONEL K500

TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR MONEL K500

MONEL K500 is a nickel-copper alloy which combines excellent corrosion resistance of MONEL 400 with greater strength and hardness

APPLICATIONS

The corrosion resistance of MONEL alloy 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 alloy K-500 has been found to be resistant to a sour-gas environment. After 6 days of continuous immersion in saturated (3500 ppm) hydrogen sulfide solutions at acidic and basic pHs (ranging from 1.0 to 11.0), U-bend specimens of age-hardened sheet showed no cracking. Hardness of the specimens ranged from 28 to 40 Rc. The combination of very low corrosion rates in highvelocity sea water 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

SPECIFICATIONS FOR MONEL K-500