Monel belongs to the nickel alloy group that also has copper and small amounts of carbon, manganese, iron and silicon in the composition. Monel metal is resistant to corrosion in various aggressive mediums, which includes rapidly flowing seawater. Apart from marine environments, monel can also be used in different acidic and alkaline solutions. Monel supplier in India recommends it for outdoor applications as they can resist atmospheric, pitting and crevice corrosion. They can also withstand different oxidizing and reducing environments.
Monel material price is quite expensive as it costs around 5 to 10 times more than nickel or copper cost. This is because the Monel material composition has costly metals and its unique characteristics make it irreplaceable by any cheaper alternatives. However, the exact Monel price per kg will vary with the suppliers, their internal costings and market conditions. Quantity purchased, customization requirements and delivery location also has an impact on Monel cost per kg. To get the exact price chart, contact reputed suppliers like Regent Steel & Engineering Co. Their Monel 400 price per kg is very competitive and they never compromise on quality.
Monel is a great choice for commercial applications due to its resistance to corrosion and high temperature conditions. There are different monel grades like:
| Pipe: .250 to 4 " OD |
Tube: upto 3" OD
|Sheet: .018 to .140" thik |
Plate: upto 3" thik
|1/2" to 8" Diameter|
|Seamless: 1/2" to 10" |
Welded: 1/2" to 48"
|1/2" to 60" NB||Hot Forged: M36/1-1/2 " |
CNC: M100/ 4"
Nickel Alloy K500
Nickel Alloy 401
Nickel Alloy 404
Nickel Alloy 405
Nickel Alloy 450
|Tensile strength, Ultimate||550 Mpa|
|Tensile strength, Yield||240 Mpa|
|Elongation at Break||48%|
|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|
|Monel Grade||ASTM/AISI Alloy Type||UNS No.||%Cu||%Ti||%Si||%Ni||%Fe||%Mn||%Al|
|Monel 400||B 127/ B 164||N04400||28-34||Max 0.5||Min. 63||Max 2.5||Max 2.0|
|Monel K500||B 865||N05500||27-33||0.35-0.85||Max 0.5||Min. 63||Max 2.0||Max 1.5||2.3-3.15|
|Monel 401||N04401||28-34||Max 0.5||Min. 63||Max 2.5||Max 2.0|
|Monel 405||B 164||N04405||28-34||Max 0.5||Min. 63||Max 2.5||Max 2.0|
|Monel 404||N04404||Remaining||Max 0.1||52-57||Max 0.5||Max 0.1||Max 0.05|
Monel metal composition mainly consists of nickel with high copper content and small amounts of iron, manganese, silicon, carbon, sulfur, aluminum and titanium. They show high strength and corrosion resistance in fresh and saltwater. Monel material properties also include excellent resistance to both high and low temperature conditions. They also possess high formability and can be welded easily using standard techniques.
However, the alloy 400 material has some limitations too.
Monel 400 chemical composition is such that it possesses high resistance to corrosion and toughness. This is why they are often used in chemical processing and marine industries. Propeller shafts, heat exchangers, valve stems, petroleum stills, etc., are some of the equipment where they are used.