What are Nitronic 60 Plates?
Nitronic 60 is an austenitic stainless steel alloy that contains 20% chromium and 8% nickel balanced with nitrogen to provide excellent corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, and toughness. It also has excellent low-temperature properties and can easily be cold-worked. This combination of properties makes it ideal for many industrial applications requiring exceptional wear resistance performance.
Nitronic 60 Plates have impressive features that make them highly desirable in the industry. These include a high level of corrosion resistance in both chloride-rich and acidic environments, ease of welding due to its low carbon content and lack of carbide precipitation during welding operations, exceptional wear resistance even at very high temperatures (up to 600°F/316°C), good pitting corrosion resistance in chloride-containing environments, and non-magnetic behavior even after welding. All these features add up to create an incredibly reliable product in industrial applications requiring durability.
The exceptional properties of Nitronic 60 plates make them suitable for a range of complex engineering applications such as marine components (pumps, propellers), food processing equipment (mixers, conveyors), valves (water valves, ball valves), pressure vessels (reactors), automotive parts (exhaust systems), and more. In addition to their use as structural materials in engineering applications, they are often used as decorative finishes on surfaces such as countertops or staircases because of their beautiful golden coloration.
Nitronic 60 Plates offer numerous benefits for users, including their excellent corrosion resistance, which ensures longevity even when exposed to harsh elements or chemicals; their ease of welding which means no preheating is required; their superior wear resistance; their good pitting corrosion resistance; and also their non-magnetic behavior even after welding operations. All these advantages mean that the maintenance cost over time is greatly reduced while the reliability and performance remain consistently high over long periods of use.
Two main types of Nitronic 60 plates are available hot rolled plates and cold rolled plates. The hot rolled plate offers higher tensile strength, but lower yield strength than the cold rolled plate, while the cold rolled plate offers a better surface finish but lower tensile strength than the hot rolled plate. Both types offer impressive chemical composition levels, meaning they will last longer than other types of metal alloys available.
In conclusion, Nitronic 60 plates are an ideal choice for industrial applications due to their superior features such as exceptional corrosion resistance, ease of welding operations with no preheating required, superior wear resistance at high temperatures up to 600°F/316°C, good pitting corrosion resistance in chloride containing environments as well as non-magnetic behavior even after welding operations. The two main types, hot rolled plate & cold rolled plate, each offer unique benefits depending on the application requirements & intended usage making this one truly versatile metal alloy worth considering.