Alloy 400


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DATA SHEET Alloy 400 NICKEL-COPPER ALLOY TYPICAL APPLICATIONS MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS Pump shafts Chemical and hydrocarbon processing equipment Springs Valve trim Marine fixtures and fasteners Heat exchangers Electrical and electronic components Process vessels and piping AVAILABILITY Bar, wire, pipe, tube, sheet, plate, strip. PRODUCT DESCIPTION Alloy 400 (nickel-copper) is a solid-solution alloy providing good mechanical strength and toughness over a wide temperature range combined with excellent corrosion resistance. The alloy exhibits outstanding properties at sub-zero (including cryogenic) temperatures. Strength and hardness increase with only slight impairment of ductility or toughness. Alloy 400 does not undergo a ductile to brittle transition even when cooled to the temperature of liquid hydrogen. The density of alloy 400 is 8.80 g/cc. CORROSION RESISTANCE MACHINING AND JOINING Alloy 400 may readily be fabricated, machined and joined using standard processes. In general, cold-drawn or cold-drawn and stress relieved material provides the best machinability and produces the smoothest finish. All standard welding techniques may be applied to alloy 400. The alloy may also be joined to dissimilar alloys employing appropriate consumables. In addition joining is possible by brazing or soldering. Alloy 400 provides excellent resistance to corrosion in a range of media including seawater, hydrofluoric acid, sulphuric acid and alkalis and is widely employed in marine engineering and chemical processing. It is more resistant than nickel to corrosion under reducing conditions and more resistant than copper under oxidising conditions. This nickel-copper alloy is therefore in general more resistant to corrosion than either of its two principal constituents. Resistance to stress corrosion cracking in chloride containing media is extremely good. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION Weight% Min. Max. TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES (annealed) UTS, MPa 0.2% PS, MPa Elongation, % TECHNICAL SALES ASSISTANCE Our resident team of qualified metallurgists and engineers will be pleased to assist further on any technical topic. Smiths Advanced Metals Stratton Business Park, London Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8QB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1767 604 710 Fax: +44 (0)1767 315 340 Email: Website: All information in this data sheet is based on approximate testing and is stated to the best of our knowledge and belief. It is presented apart from contractual obligations and does not constitute any guarantee of properties or of processing or application possibilities in individual cases. Our warranties & liabilities are stated exclusively in our terms of trading. © Smiths Advanced M

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