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Alloy 601 (Inconel® 601)

Nickel-Chromium Alloy

Alloy 601 Nickel Alloy

Alloy 601 is a nickel-chromium alloy used in high-temperature service.


The alloy which also includes aluminium develops a tightly adherent oxide scale which resists spalling even under thermal cycling. Alloy 601 offers good hot corrosion resistance under oxidising conditions and combines good creep and rupture strength.

Key Features:

Alloy 601 nickel alloy is an excellent high-temperature material which includes high chromium content. The alloy has excellent resistance to high-temperature oxidation. With good ductility retention after long service exposure, the material also offers good creep and rupture strength.

Typical Applications

Commercial applications for this engineering material include:

  • Radiant tubes
  • Industrial furnace retorts
  • Annealing tubes
  • Rotary kilns
  • Infrared radiant screens
  • Flame shields
  • Thermal processing equipment
  • Jet engine igniters

We stock Alloy 601 in round bar, plate, sheet and round tube.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff and resident metallurgists will be pleased to assist you further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique within the multi-metal and plastic stockholding sector. We believe this underlines our total commitment to quality and our ethos of being the complete service provider.

Additional Info

A technical datasheet for Alloy 601 is available in PDF file format. To view and download, please click here.

We offer in-house processing options - for more information, please refer to our processing services.

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