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Lightning Bolt & Supply Inc
10626 S Choctaw Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

(225) 272-6200

Monel 500 Bolts with World Wide Shipping


Lightning Bolt is the name to know for Monel fasteners. Monel nickel-copper alloy K-500 combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Monel alloy 400 with the added advantages of greater strength and hardness. It is for these reasons why nuts, washers, bolts, hex cap screws, socket head cap screws, and a variety of other fasteners of made of this highly corrosive resistant alloy.

 

The increased properties are obtained by adding aluminum and titanimum to the nickel-copper base, and by heating under controlled conditions so that submicroscopic particles of Ni3 (Ti, Al) are precipitated thoughout the matrix. The thermal processing used to effect precipitation is commonly called age hardening or aging.

 


Typical applications for alloy K-500 are pump shafts and impellers; doctor blades and scrapers; oil-well drill collars and instruments; electronic components; springs; and valve trim.


The corrosion resistance of Monel alloy K-500 is subtantially equivalent to that of alloy 400 except that, when in the age-hardened condition, alloy K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments. Monel alloy K-500 has been found to be resistant to a sour-gas environment. After 6 days of continuous immersion in saturated (3500ppm) hydrogen sulfide solutions at acidic and basic pH's (ranging from 1.0 to 11.0), U-bend specimens of age-hardened sheet show no cracking. There was some tightly adherent black scale.

 

Hardness of the specimens ranged from 28 to 40 Rc.
The combination of very low corrosion rates in high-velocity sea water and high strength make alloy K-500 particularly suitable for shafts of centrifugal pumps in marine service. In stagnant or slow-moving sea water, fouling may occur followed by pitting, but this pitting slows down after a fairly rapid initial attack.

Monel K-500 is a precipitation-hardenable nickel-copper alloy that combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Monel 400 with the added advantage of greater strength and hardness. These amplified properties, strength and hardness, are obtained by adding aluminum and titanium to the nickel-copper base and by a thermal processing used to effect precipitation, typically called age hardening or aging.

 

When in the age-hardened condition, Monel K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments than Monel 400. Alloy K-500 has approximately three times the yield strength and double the tensile strength when compared with alloy 400. Plus, it can be further strengthened by cold working prior to precipitation hardening. The strength of this nickel steel alloy is maintained to 1200 F but stays ductile and tough down to temperatures of 400 F. Its melting range is 2400-2460F.


It should be noted that this nickel alloy is spark resistant and non-magnetic to -200 F. However, it is possible to develop a magnetic layer on the surface of the material during processing. Aluminum and copper may be selectively oxidized during heating, leaving a magnetic nickel rich film on the outside. Pickling or bright dipping in acid can remove this magnetic film and restore the non-magnetic properties.

The corrosion resistance of alloy K-500 is substantially equivalent to that of alloy 400 except that when in the age-hardened condition, nickel alloy K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments. Monel K-500 has been found to be resistant to a sour-gas environment.

 

The combination of very low corrosion rates in high-velocity sear water and high strength make alloy K-500 particularly suitable for fasteners, nuts, washers, bolts, studs in marine service. In stagnant or slow-moving sea water, fouling may occur followed by pitting but this pitting slows down after a fairly rapid initial attack.

 

Regardless of the type of fastener, contact Lightning Bolt for all of your Monel fastener needs.


For More Information or to Place Orders

 

To learn more about our products, or to place an order, please call (225) 272-6200 or send an email to sales@lightningbolt.cc.  For calls placed from outside of the United States, please call 001-225-272-6200.


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