Inconel 601 (UNS N06601 / W.Nr. 2.4851)

Inconel 601 (UNS N06601 / W.Nr. 2.4851) is a nickel-chromium alloy, that is highly resistant to oxidation through 2200°F. Inconel 601 develops a tightly adherent oxide scale which resists spalling even under severe thermal cycling. The alloy has good high temperature strength, and retains its ductility after long service exposure. Inconel 601 has good hot corrosion resistance under oxidizing conditions. Inconel 601 is not suggested for use in strongly reducing, sulfur bearing environments. A nickel-chromium alloy with an addition of aluminum for outstanding resistance to oxidation and other forms of high-temperature corrosion. It also has high mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.

Equivalent Grades

Inconel 601NS3103
Inconel 601N06601NiCr23Fe2.4851NCF 601

Chemical Composition, %

Inconel 601≤0.10≤0.50≤1.00≤0.020≤0.01521.0-25.058.0-63.01.0-1.7≤1.00Bal

Typical Physical and Mechanical Properties (RT, Annealed)

Density, g/cm3Melting Point, ℃Tensile Strength, MPaYield Strength, MPaELongation, %Hardness, HRB

Available Products and Specifications

Rod, Bar, Wire and ForgingsASTM B166/ASME SB166(Rod, Bar, Wire), DIN 17752(Bar)/17753(Wire)/17754(Forgings), EN10095(Plate, Sheet, Strip, Bars, Rods, Sections), ISO 9723(Bar)/9724(Wire)/9725(Forgings)
Plate, Sheet and StripASTM B168/ASME SB168(Plate, Sheet, Strip), DIN 17750(Strip, Sheet), EN10095(Plate, Sheet, Strip, Bars, Rods, Sections), ISO 6208(Plate, Sheet, Strip)
Pipe and TubeASTM B167/ASME SB167, ASTM B751/ASME SB751, ASTM B775/ASME SB775, ASTM B829/ASME SB829, DIN 17751, ISO 6207
Welding ProductAWS A5.14/ERNiCrFe-11
OthersASTM B366/ASME SB366, DIN17742, ISO4955A


  • Outstanding resistance to oxidation at high temperatures
  • Good resistance to carburizing conditions
  • Good mechanical properties at both room and elevated temperatures
  • Inconel 601 has good resistance to stress-corrosion cracking and is specifically recommended for service above 550 ℃ because of higher creep-rupture properties, resulting from controlled carbon content and coarse grain size.


  • Trays, baskets and fixtures for heat treatment plant
  • Strand-annealing and radiant heater tubes, high-velocity gas burners, wire mesh belts in industrial furnaces
  • Insulating cans in ammonia reformers and catalyst support grids in nitric acid production
  • Components in exhaust gas systems
  • Combustion chambers in solid waste incinerators
  • Tube supports and ash-handling components
  • Components of waste-gas detoxification systems
  • Oxygen preheaters