Monel K500 Wire Mesh

Monel K500 Wire Mesh

Specialty Alloys Mesh - Monel K500 Wire Mesh

 

Monel K500 – Nickel-Copper Alloy

Monel K500 is a Nickel-Copper alloy that is precipitation hardenable, due to the additions of Aluminium and Titanium. It combines the corrosion resistance of Monel 400 but gives the added advantage of extra strength and hardness (as a result of its age hardening ability).

Chemical Composition of Monel K500

The compositional range for Monel K500 is provided in the table below.

Element Content
Ni 63 % min
Cu 30 %
Fe 2 % max
Al 2.3 - 3.15 % max
Ti 0.35 - 0.85 % max

Typical Properties of Monel K500

Typical properties of Monel K500 are covered in the following table.

Property Metric Imperial
Density 8.44 g/cm3 0.305lb/in3
Melting point 1350°C 2460°F
Co-Efficient of Expansion 13.7µm/m.°C
(20-100°C)
7.6x10-6 in/in.°F
(70-212°F)
Modulus of rigidity 66 kN/mm2 9573 ksi
Modulus of elasticity 179 kN/mm2 25962 ksi

Properties of Supplied Materials and Heat Treated Materials

Condition of Supply Heat Treatment (After Forming)
Annealed Age harden at 580 - 590°C (1075 - 1095°F) for 8-10 hours and air cool.
Spring Temper Age harden at 530 - 550°C (985 - 1020°F) for 4-6 hours and furnace cool to 450°C (840°F) at a rate of 8 -15°C (45-60°F) per hour and air cool.
Spring Temper Age harden at 530 - 540°C (985 - 1005°F) for 4-6 hours and air cool.
Condition Approx Tensile Strength Approx Service Temp.
Annealed 650 - 850 N/mm2 94 - 123 ksi -100 to +260°C -150 to +500°F
Annealed + Aged 950 - 1050 N/mm2 138 - 167 ksi -100 to +260°C -150 to +500°F
Spring Temper 1000 - 1300 N/mm2 145 - 189 ksi -100 to +260°C -150 to +500°F
Spring Temper + Aged 1200 - 1500 N/mm2 174 - 218 ksi -100 to +260°C -150 to +500°F

Relevant Standards

Monel K500 is covered by the following standards:

  • BS 3075
  • 3076 NA 18

Equivalent Materials

Equivalent materials to Monel K500 are:

  • W.NR 2.4375
  • UNS N05500
  • AWS 041

Applications of Monel K500

Monel K500 typically finds application in:

  • Pump Shafts
  • Fasteners
  • Marine Propeller Shafts
  • Oil Well Tools
  • Instruments
  • Springs