Monel is a nickel and copper alloy that is known for its excellent corrosion and temperature resistance. The monel plates are highly recommended for industries like marine and chemical processing. There are different grades of monel with varied properties like 400, R-405 and K-500.
The first two grades have similar mechanical properties but R-405 has higher sulphur content and hence is easier to machine. K-500 has added aluminium and titanium which improves its mechanical strength.
The monel plate suppliers recommend the products for its high strength and capability of withstanding both fresh and seawater. The material can also resist low and high temperature environments. Apart from these, the k-monel plate also shows good formability and it can be welded using standard techniques.
One of the reasons why the monel sheet price is relatively high is its chemical composition and properties like extreme resistance to seawater environment. However, if the sheet is used with metals like steel, aluminum, iron or zinc, proper precautions must be taken. Or else, galvanic corrosion might occur which will cause the other material than monel to corrode.
Monel alloy plate
Monel polished plate
A properly treated monel sheet metal has good mechanical properties from subzero to 480 °C. The material comes with a melting point of 1300-1350 °C. However, the specific working temperature would vary with the specific monel grade.
The 400 grade can withstand a temperature range of -100 to 538 °C, while for the k-500 grade, the temperature range is -100 to 650 °C. However, in the case of r-405, the low max operating temperature is 315 °C.
|Sheet: .018 to.0140 " thick Plate: upto 3" thick||Gauges upto 24" wide||10204 3.1 and 3.2|
|ASTM B127 | ASME SB127||Monel 400, 401, 404, 405, K500||Industrial heat exchanger, Marine etc.|
Monel shim stock
|Monel Grade||UNS No.||AISI /ASTMAlloy Type||Cu %||Ti %||Si %||Al %||Fe%||Ni %||Mn %|
|Monel 400||N04400||B 164/B 127/||28 to 34||0.5||2.5||Min. 63||2.0|
|Monel K500||N05500||B 865||27 to 33||0.35 to 0.85||0.5||2.3 to 3.15||2.0||Min. 63||1.5|
|Monel 401||N04401||28 to 34||0.5||2.5||Min. 63||2.0|
|Monel 405||N04405||B 164||28 to 34||0.5||2.5||Min. 63||2.0|
|Monel 404||N04404||Remaining||0.1||0.05||0.5||52 to 57||0.1|
|STANDARD||UNS||EN||AFNOR||WERKSTOFF NR. equivalents||GOST||JIS||BS|
|Alloy 400||N04400||NiCu30Fe||NU-30M||2.4360||МНЖМц 28-2,5-1,5||NW 4400||NA 13|
|Tensile strength, Ultimate||550 Mpa|
|Tensile strength, Yield||240 Mpa|
|Elongation at Break||48%|
The monel alloy plate alloy has a high nickel and chromium content, which increases the price of the metal. Compared to copper and nickel, the monel sheet price is around five times more expensive. It is thrice as expensive as normal carbon or stainless steel material.
The exact price of the plate in India will depend on its specific grade and market demand-supply conditions. The price also varies with the supplier depending on their internal costings and requirements like sizes, surface finish and delivery location. If you want high quality monel polished plate at the best price, contact top suppliers in India like Regent Steel & Engineering Co.
Monel coil is hard to machine as it tends to work harden very quickly. This is why, machining must be done by experienced professionals, whom you can get at Regent Steel & Engineering Co.
To identify monel plate steel, you must look at the markings and labels present on it. You can also perform a chemical composition analysis or get a material test certificate to ensure the material grade.
Finally, get the plates from a reputed supplier like Regent Steel & Engineering Co. to ensure the plate integrity and quality.
|Condition of Supply||Heat Treatment (After Forming)|
|Annealed/Spring Temper||Stress relieve at 300-320°C (570-610°F) for 1 hour and air cool.|
|Condition||Approx Tensile Strength||Approx Service Temp.|
|Annealed||400 - 600 N/mm2||58 - 87 ksi||-200 to +230°C||-330 to +445°F|
|Spring Temper||850 - 1050 N/mm2||123 - 152 ksi||-200 to +230°C||-330 to +445°F|
|SIZE in MM||SIZE in Inch|
|KG P/M2||Dimension (mm)|
|6.3||0.7 X 1219 X 3048|
|4.5||0.5 X 1000 X 2000|
|8.1||0.9 X 1219 X 3048|
|14.4||1.6 X 1200 X 3048|
|10.8||1.2 X 1219 X 3048|
|27.0||3 X 1200 X 3000|
|18.0||2.0 X 1219 X 3048|
|28.6||3.18 X VARIOUS ANN|
|Weight per Unit Area||Thickness|
|0.08 lbs/in² 56.245568 kg/m²||1/4 inches|
|0.06000 lbs/in² 42.184176 kg/m²||3/16 inches|
|0.161 lbs/in² 113.1942056 kg/m²||1/2 inches|
|0.121 lbs/in² 85.0714216 kg/m²||3/8 inches|
|0.235 lbs/in² 165.221356 kg/m²||3/4 inches|
|0.196 lbs/in² 137.8016416 kg/m²||5/8 inches|
|0.313 lbs/in² 220.0607848 kg/m²||1 inches|
|0.274 lbs/in² 192.6410704 kg/m²||7/8 inches|
|0.47 lbs/in² 330.442712 kg/m²||1 1/2 inches|
|0.784 lbs/in²551.2065664 kg/m²||2 1/2 inches|
|0.391 lbs/in² 274.9002136 kg/m²||1 1/4 inches|
|0.705 lbs/in² 495.664068 kg/m²||2 1/4 inches|
|0.627 lbs/in² 440.8246392 kg/m²||2 inches|
|0.862 lbs/in² 606.0459952 kg/m²||2 3/4 inches|
|0.549 lbs/in² 385.9852104 kg/m²||1 3/4 inches|
|0.941 lbs/in² 661.5884936 kg/m²||3 inches|
|Trimmed edge||Mill edge|
|Nominal width (mm)||Plus||Minus||Plus||Minus|
|1200 < w < 1500||5||0||20||0|
|w < 1200||3||0||20||0|
|w > 1500||5||0||20||0|
|Width (mm)||Thickness (mm)|
|Width (in)||Gauge (in)|