Monel Alloy K500 Tube / N05500 Pipe 2.4375
Monel nickel-copper alloy K-500 combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Mone 400 with the added advantages of greater strength and hardness. The increased properties are obtained by adding aluminum and titanium to the nickel-copper base, and by heating under controlled conditions so that submicroscopic particles of Ni3 (Ti, Al) are precipitated thoughout the matrix. The thermal processing used to effect precipitation is commonly called age hardening or aging.
Alloy K-500 has approximately twice the tensile strength and triple the yield strength of Alloy 400. The strength of Alloy K-500 is maintained to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, but stays ductile and tough down to temperature of -400 degrees Fahrenheit. Alloy K-500 also stays non-magnetic to -200 degrees Fahrenheit. Additional characteristics of Alloy K-500 include outstanding corrosion resistance in a wide range of chemical and marine surroundings, from salts and alkalis, non-oxidizing acids to pure water. Alloy K-500 is non-magnetic and spark resistant. It is also recommended that Alloy K-500 be annealed when it is welded and that any weldments be stress relieved prior to aging.
Monel K500 is a precipitation-hardenable nickel-copper alloy that combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Monel 400 with the added advantage of greater strength and hardness. These amplified properties, strength and hardness, are obtained by adding aluminum and titanium to the nickel-copper base and by a thermal processing used to effect precipitation, typically called age hardening or aging.
This nickel alloy is spark resistant and non-magnetic to -200° F. However, it is possible to develop a magnetic layer on the surface of the material during processing. Aluminum and copper may be selectively oxidized during heating, leaving magnetic nickel rich film on outside. Pickling or bright dipping in acid can remove magnetic film and restore the non-magnetic properties.
When in the age-hardened condition, Monel K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments than Monel 400. Alloy K-500 has approximately three times the yield strength and double the tensile strength when compared with alloy 400. Plus, it can be further strengthened by cold working prior to precipitation hardening. The strength of this nickel steel alloy is maintained to 1200° F but stays ductile and tough down to temperatures of 400° F. Its melting range is 2400-2460° F.Corrosion Resistance
The corrosion resistance of Monel alloy K-500 is subtantially 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 (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. Hardness of the specimens ranged from 28 to 40 Rc.
Specifications : ASTM B163, B730 / ASME SB163, SB730
Standard : ASTM, ASME and API
Dimension Standard : ANSI B36.19M, ANSI B36.10
Size : 6 mm OD x 0.7 mm to 50.8 mm OD x 3 mm thk.
Schedule : SCH20, SCH30, SCH40, STD, SCH80, XS, SCH60, SCH80, SCH120, SCH140, SCH160, XXS
Type : Seamless / ERW / Welded / Fabricated Tubes
Form : Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, Hydraulic etc.
Length : Single Random, Double Random & Required Length
End : Plain End, Beveled End, Treaded
End Protection : Plastic Caps
BS 3072-3076 (NA18)
ASME Boiler Code Section VIII
SAE AMS 4676
MIL-N-24549 DIN 17743, 17752, 17754
Werkstoff Nr. 2.4375
Monel K500 Alloy Specification:
ASME SB163 Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel Alloy Condenser and Heat-Exchanger Tubes
ASME SB165 Standard Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy (UNS N04400)* Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB167 Standard Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys, Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum Alloy (UNS N06617),and Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Tungsten Alloy (UNS N06674) Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB407 Standard Specification for Nickel-Iron-Chromium Alloy Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB423 Standard Specification for Nickel-Iron-Chromium-Molybdenum-Copper Alloy (UNS N08825, N08221, and N06845) Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB444 Standard Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Columbium Alloys (UNS N06625 and UNS N06852) and Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum-Silicon Alloy (UNS N06219) Pipe and Tube
ASME SB622 Standard Specification for Seamless Nickel and Nickel-Cobalt Alloy Pipe and Tube
ASME SB668 UNS N08028 Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB690 Standard Specification for Iron-Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum Alloys (UNS N08366 and UNS N08367) Seamless Pipe and Tube
ASME SB729 Standard Specification for seamless UNS N08020, UNS N08026, and UNS N08024 nickel alloy pipe and Tube
Monel Alloy K500 Tube Chemical Composition
|27.00 – 33.00max
|0.5 – 2
Alloy K500 Tube Mechanical Properties
|Yield Strength (0.2%Offset)
|1350 °C (2460 °F)
|Psi – 160000 , MPa – 1100
|Psi – 115000 , MPa – 790
Monel K 500 Characteristics
Corrosion resistance in an extensive range of marine and chemical environments. From pure water to non-oxidizing mineral acids, salts and alkalis.
Excellent resistance to high velocity seawater
Resistant to a sour-gas environment
Excellent mechanical properties from sub-zero temperatures up to about 480C
Monel K 500 Applications
Sour-gas service applications
Oil and gas production safety lifts and valves
Oil-well tools and instruments like drill collars
Oil well industry
Doctor blades and scrapers
Chains, cables, springs, valve trim, fasteners for marine service
Pump shafts and impellers in marine service