Inconel 625/Alloy 625 Key Benefits:
- Very good corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures
- High temperature stability up to 2200°F (982°C)
- High strength material with excellent toughness at elevated temperatures
Developed in the 1960’s as a material for steam-lined piping, Inconel® 625 fasteners and flanges deliver high strength, even at extreme high temperatures from freezing cryogenics to 1800°F. Also known as alloy 625, Inconel 625 fasteners are renowned for their amazing ability to retain their strength and resist heat, both in and out of corrosive environments. The presence of nickel and chromium make Inconel 625 fasteners and flanges corrosion, oxidation and carburization resistant. The molybdenum also helps to deliver excellent fatigue strength and resistance to stress, pitting and crevice corrosion cracking even when exposed to chloride ions.
Due to ability of Inconel 625 fasteners to prevent, stress, crevice and pitting corrosion, it is utilized in a diversity of corrosive environments. In mild applications such as atmosphere, fresh or salt water, neutral salts and alkaline media is is almost completely resistant. In more severe situations the nickel and chromium content provides resistance to oxidizing chemicals. Inconel 625 fasteners and flanges are also resistant to nonoxidizing environments. Better understand Inconel 625's corrosion resistance to:
Inconel 625 fasteners and flanges are readily weldable with conventional welding processes and this is particularly useful for Inconel 625 weld studs. This alloy is often chosen for its weldibility compared to other highly alloyed nickel-base alloys. Even in welded condition, alloy 625 is also resistant to intergranular corrosion. In addition, postweld heat treatment of the weld is not necessary to maintain corrosion resistance.
Overview of Chemistry
The strength of Inconel 625 fasteners and flanges comes from the stiffening effect of molybdenum and niobium on its nickel-chromium matrix. This provides alloy 625 strength without the need for precipitation hardening. The high molybdenum content of Inconel 625 makes these fasteners very resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion, while the niobium acts to stabilize the it against sensitization during welding, subsequently preventing cracking. The core element of nickel provides 625 the ability to prevent chloride ion stress corrosion cracking.
Inconel 625 Fasteners and Flanges in Action: Extreme Applications
- Resistant to chloride ions, pitting and crevice corrosion; high corrosion-fatigue strength, high tensile strength make Inconel 625 fasteners perfect for marine use.
- Nuclear power plants use Inconel 625 fasteners for reactor core and control rod fasteners.
- Heat shields, furnaces and gas turbine engines.
- Wide range of temperature and pressure resistance make 625 fasteners a key component of chemical processing plants.
- It is an ASME approved material of construction under the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
Inconel 625 Grades, Chemistry and Specifications
Inconel 625 (alloy 625), UNS N06625, is the workhorse of the Inconel family and is one of the most common grades. It exhibits high creep-rupture strength and is oxidation resistant to 1800°F (982°C). Inconel 625 has excellent resistance to hot seawater, scrubber environments and reducing acids and this alloy resists a wide range of severely corrosive environments and is especially resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion.
Inconel 625 Specifications: AMS 5666, AMS 5837, ASME SB 443 Gr 1, ASME SB 446 Gr 1, ASTM B 443 Gr 1, ASTM B 446 Gr 1, EN 2.4856, ISO 15156-3, NACE MR0175-3, UNS N06625, Werkstoff 2.4856