Nichrome V Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview
Nichrome V wire mesh (aka Nichrome 80-20) is a nickel-chromium alloy, with a small silicon (1.25%) addition, originally designed as a high-performance electrical resistance alloy. In the wire cloth world, Nichrome V is used in high-temperature settings, and its high chromium (~80%) and nickel (~20%) composition gives it good oxidation resistance up to ~2150°F. Given the low temperature coefficient of resistance that Nichrome 80-20 wire mesh possesses, it is able to heat up quickly, maintain stable temperatures, and handle fluctuating temperatures in its environment. Some characteristics of Nichrome V wire cloth which dictate its use are:
- Nickel-chromium electrical resistance alloy.
- Non-magnetic in all forms.
- Low coefficient of resistance (temperature).
- Good resistance to oxidizing, reducing, and carburization.
- Withstands outdoor exposure without rusting.
- Resists oxidation at 2150°F temperatures.
- Can be cut, formed, and welded.
Industries & Applications
Nichrome 80-20 wire cloth is principally used in high-temperature and rapidly fluctuating temperature environments. Some examples of common applications include resistance heating elements and oil & gas applications. Additional industries and applications which commonly use Nichrome 80-20 wire cloth include:
- Electric Furnaces
- Radiant Heaters
Nichrome V is also commonly referred to as:
- UNS N06003
- Nichrome 80-20
- Nichrome 80/20
- Chromel® A
- Nichrome 80
- Alloy 650
- Alloy HT 80
- Nikrothal® 80
- Resistohm® 80
- NiCr 80/20
Nichrome 80/20 Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry
|UNS N06003 - Nichrome V 80-20 Chromel® A Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry|
Nichrome V 80-20
Nichrome V Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 75
Woven Nichrome 80/20 Wire Mesh:
- HTS Code: 7508100000
Phoenix Wire Cloth can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) to supply you with the woven Nichrome V 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. Nichrome 80-20 wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.
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*Chromel® is a registered trademark of Concept Alloys.
*Nikrothal®is a registered trademark of Sandvik Intellectual Property AB.
*Resistohm® 80 is a registered trademark of Aperam.
*All alloy and company names are trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply affiliation or endorsement.