NICKEL ALLOYS


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NICKEL ALLOYS
NICKEL ALLOYSNickel alloys are vital to the process industries. This is because their environmental resistance and attainable high-temperature strengths are generally much greater than those of the austenitic stainless steels. Furthermore, they are relatively easy to form and weld into complex components.Advantages of nickel as an alloy base include its reasonable price, its inherent nobility (resistance to liquid and gaseous environments), and the fact that beneficial elements, such as chromium, are highly soluble in nickel. It also has an ideal atomic structure (face-centered cubic, or gamma phase) throughout its solid range; this imparts excellent ductility (ability to deform under stress prior to fracturing). The nickel alloys can be divided into two major groups, as…
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Dr. Don W. Green; Dr. Marylee Z. Southard: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition. NICKEL ALLOYS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2019), AccessEngineering Export