Monel K500 Alloy Steel


Monel K500 is a precipitation-hardenable nickel-copper alloy that combines the excellent corrosion resistance characteristic of Monel 400 with the added advantage of greater strength and hardness. These amplified properties, strength and hardness, are obtained by adding aluminum and titanium to the nickel-copper base and by a thermal processing used to effect precipitation, typically called age hardening or aging. When in the age-hardened condition, Monel K-500 has a greater tendency toward stress-corrosion cracking in some environments than Monel 400.


Alloy K-500 has approximately three times the yield strength and double the tensile strength when compared with alloy 400. Plus, it can be further strengthened by cold working prior to precipitation hardening. The strength of this nickel steel alloy is maintained to 1200° F but stays ductile and tough down to temperatures of 400° F. Its melting range is 2400-2460° F.


This nickel alloy is spark resistant and non-magnetic to -200° F. However, it is possible to develop a magnetic layer on the surface of the material during processing. Aluminum and copper may be selectively oxidized during heating, leaving a magnetic nickel rich film on the outside. Pickling or Monel K-500 Barsbright dipping in acid can remove this magnetic film and restore the non-magnetic properties.


Physical Properties:


0.318 lb / in3 or  8.80g/cm3
Elastic Modulus
26 000 ksi
5.11e-005 ohm-cm
Heating energy
0.427 J/g-°C
Thermal conductivity
22 W/m-°C
Melting point
1300-1350 °C
200H(At 70 F)
Coefficient of thermal expansion, in./in./ F x 106
70-400 F
70-800 F
70-1000 F



MONEL K-500 alloy mechanical properties:

tensile strengthYield strength (0.2% Offset)Elongation,%hardness   

The chemical composition of MONEL K-500 alloy:

Monle K500The smallest6327.02.300.35     

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