INCONEL® 601 Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

Inconel 601 wire mesh (aka Alloy 601) is a nickel-chromium alloy, with added iron (~14%) and aluminum (~1.35%), designed for applications requiring resistance to both corrosion and extreme temperatures. Its aluminum addition allows Alloy 601 the ability to retain its high mechanical properties even in extremely hot environments, and it remains very resistant to oxidation up to 2200°F. As such, it is better suited for use in higher-temperature environments than Inconel 600 can withstand. Its high nickel (~60.5%) content gives Alloy 601 wire cloth excellent resistance to alkaline solutions, reducing conditions, chloride stress-corrosion cracking, and a wide array of inorganic and organic compounds. Its high chromium (~23%) content gives Inconel 601 wire mesh good resistance to various alkaline salt solutions, caustic environments, and oxidizing environments. When compared to pure Nickel 200 and Nickel 201, the chromium content of Alloy 601 wire mesh gives it superior resistance in oxidizing settings. Some characteristics of Inconel 601 wire cloth which dictate its use are:

  • Ideal for use in elevated-temperature settings up to 2200°F.
  • Non-magnetic in all conditions.
  • Good high-temperature strength; retains ductility after many hours in service.
  • Resists spalling even under severe thermal cycling conditions.
  • Good resistance against carburization and carbonitriding.
  • At elevated temperatures, has to good resistance in oxidizing, sulfur-bearing environments.
  • Not for use in strongly reducing, sulfur-bearing environments.
  • Can be cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

Inconel 601 wire cloth is principally used in extremely high-temperature environments that also present corrosive, oxidizing, and/or reducing agents. As such, Alloy 601 is widely used in heat-treating equipment, muffle furnaces, and nuclear steam generator equipment. Additional industries and applications which commonly use Alloy 601 wire cloth include:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical Processing
  • Electronic Components
  • Food Processing
  • Gas Turbine Components
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Pressure Valves
  • Pulp & Paper

Common Aliases

Inconel 601 is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS N06601
  • Alloy 601
  • 601 Alloy
  • Nicrofer 6023 H
  • CarTech® 601 Alloy
  • NiCr23Fe15Al
  • NiCr23Fe
  • NC23FeA
  • NA49
  • 2.4851

Inconel 601 Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS N06601 - Inconel® 601 Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
Inconel® 601
ASTM B166Min00002158001

Typical Standards

Inconel 601 Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 75

Woven Alloy 601 Wire Mesh:

  • HTS Code: 7508100000

Manufacture/Supply-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven Inconel 601 wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, or filter cloth that you require. In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. Alloy 601 wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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