Nickel Alloy 601, Inconel® 601

Continental Steel can source both Inconel® 601 also known as Nickel Alloy 601. It is a general-purpose nickel-chromium-iron alloy.  Popular as an engineering material, Alloy 601 is perfect for applications that demand resistance to heat and corrosion. Some of the other properties that draw users to Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601 include:

  • Good aqueous corrosion resistance
  • Outstanding mechanical strength
  • Easier to fabricate and machine
  • High degree of metallurgical stability
  • Good creep rupture strength
  • Readily joined by conventional welding products and processes

As is expected, Nickel Alloy 601 is composed mostly of nickel (58-63%) and also includes:

  • Cr 21-25%
  • Al 1-1.7%
  • Mn 1% max
  • Co 1%
  • Si .5% max
  • Fe balance
  • Si .59% max
  • S .015% max

Thanks to this unique composition, Alloy 601 is popular in a number of major global industries including:

  • Thermal, chemical, and petrochemical processing
  • Pollution control
  • Aerospace
  • Power generation

Within each of these industries, Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601 are a major construction material for such products as:

  • Baskets, trays, and fixtures for heat-treating
  • Tubes, muffles, retorts, conveyor belts, chain curtains, and flame shields for industrial furnaces
  • Tube supports grid barriers, and ash-handling systems for power generation equipment
  • Igniters and diffuser assembles in gas turbines for aerospace applications

While these are just a few of the uses for Alloy 601, they point to Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601’s outstanding thermal and electrical properties as well as its ease of use. Continental Steel distributes Alloy 601 in pipe, tube, sheet, strip, plate, round and flat bar, forging stock, hexagon, and wire.

We stock and sell Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601 in Pipe, tube, sheet, strip, plate, round bar, flat bar, forging stock, hexagon and wire.

Chemical Composition of Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601


1.0 - 1.7


.1 max




21 - 25




1.0 max




.015 max


.5 max

Nickel Alloy 601 and Inconel® 601 Standards

Rod, Bar, Wire, and Forging Stock

ASTM B 166/ASME SB 166
DIN 17752
DIN 17753
DIN 17754
ISO 9723
ISO 9724
ISO 9725

Plate, Sheet, and Strip

ASTM B 168/ ASME SB 168
DIN 17750
ISO 6208

Pipe & Tube

ASTM B 167/ASME SB 167
ASTM B 751/ASME SB 751
ASTM B 775/ASME SB 775
ASTM B 829/ASME SB 829
DIN 17751
ISO 6207

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