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Monel Pipe Fittings

Monel Pipe Fittings

What is Monel?

Monel is a group of nickel-copper alloys known for their excellent corrosion resistance, high strength, and good mechanical properties, even at elevated temperatures. These alloys are primarily composed of nickel (typically around 65-70%) and copper, with smaller amounts of other elements such as iron, manganese, and small quantities of other elements. Monel alloys are widely used in various industries, including marine engineering, chemical processing, aerospace, and oil and gas.

There are different grades of Monel alloys, each designed for specific applications. Two common grades include:

Monel 400 (UNS N04400): This alloy is composed of approximately 67% nickel and 30% copper, with small amounts of iron and manganese. Monel 400 is known for its resistance to corrosion, especially in marine environments.

Monel K-500 (UNS N05500): This alloy contains additional elements such as aluminum and titanium, providing increased strength and hardness compared to Monel 400. Monel K-500 is often used in high-strength applications.