For demanding long-term applications as catalyst grid support material in nitric acid production, HAYNES® 230® alloy represents a significant advance over the materials, such as HASTELLOY® X alloy. The increase in resistance to in-service creep distortion displayed by 230 alloy translates directly into as much as 5 times longer service interval between straightening operations. The advantage is greater the higher the operating temperature. 230 alloy is also shows less loss of ductility with long-term thermal exposure. That means when straightening does become necessary, 230 alloy will still have the required ductility.
230 alloy is currently in service in over 30 nitric acid catalyst grid support applications around the world, some for as long as five years or more. Its excellent nitriding-resistance, oxidation-resistance, and resistance to combustion environments, make it suitable for a wide variety of additional industrial applications.
Nitric acid catalyst grid support made from HAYNES® 230® alloy and plate bar. Excellent creep strength at 1700°F (925°C) makes the alloy highly suitable for this application.
230 alloy is a top-of-the-line high-performance, industrial heat-resistant alloy for applications demanding high strength as well as resistance to environment. It is a substantial upgrade in performance capabilities from common iron-nickel-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys, and displays the best combination of strength, stability, environment-resistance and fabricability of any commercial nickel-base alloy.
230 alloy can be utilized at temperatures as high as 2100ºF (1150ºC) for continuous service. Its resistance to oxidation, combustion environments and nitriding commends it highly for applications such as nitric acid catalyst grids, high-temperature bellows, industrial furnace fixtures and hardware, strand annealing tubes, thermo-couple protection tubes, and many more.
230 alloy is covered by ASME Section VIII, Division I, and ASME Section I, Code Case 2063-3, both up to 1650ºF (900ºC). 230 alloy is also covered by a number of ASTM and AMS specifications.
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