Shaped, Flat, Square, Round, Fine Wire, Plated and Bare Wire
Nickel 404 has good strength, toughness excellent resistance to many corrosive environments. The alloy also has low permeability and good brazing characteristics.
Chemical processing equipment
Boiler feed water heaters and other heat exchanger components
Electronic devices where ceramic to metal sealing is required
Nickel + Cobalt: 52.0-57.0
Manganese: 0.10 max
Silicon: 0.10 max
Cobalt: 1.00 max
Iron: 0.50 max
Sulfur: 0.024 max
Carbon: 0.15 max
Aluminum: 0.05 max
Density, 0.322 lbs/in³, 8.91 g/cm³
Electrical Resistivity: ohm-cir mil/ft (microhm-m)
At 70°F (21°C): 294 (0.498)
Specific Heat: Btu/lb-°F (J/g-°C)
At 70°F (21°C): 0.0989 (0.414)
Thermal Conductivity: BTU/hr/ft²/ft/°F (W/m-°C)
At 70ºF (21ºC) – 133 (21)
Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: µin/in-°F,(μm/m°C)
70-200°F (21-93°C) 7.39 (13.3)
70-572°F (21-300°C) 8.50 (15.3)
70-1000°F (21-539°C) 9.22 (16.6)
70-1500°F (21-816°C) 9.78 (17.6)
Modulus of Elasticity: KSI (MPa)
24.5 x 10³ (169 x 10³)in Tension
Magnetic Permeability, H = 200 Oersteds: Annealed 1.0017 max
Melting Point: 2370°F (1300°C)
Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature
Ultimate Tensile Strength: 70 KSI min (483 MPA min)
Yield Strength (0.2% offset): 25 KSI min (172 MPA min)
Elongation: 35% min
Nickel 404can be cold rolled to achieve the temper properties required by specific customers and/or manufacturing requirements. Contact Ulbrich Wire for details.
Refer to NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) for recommendations.
Standard Wire Finishes
Extra Clean: (XC) Extra clean is also referred to as “bright annealed” or “bright annealed and cold rolled”
Grease (round wire only): Drawn in a heavy grease produces an “Ultra bright” finish for decorative applications
Soap (round wire only): Soap is used as a lubricant in the drawing process and is not removed. It acts as a lubricant during customer part forming operation. A soap finish is available in tempered products.
Plated: Many plating options are available.
∗Special finishes are available: Contact Ulbrich Wire Sales with special finish and plating requests.
Cut to lengths
Nickel 404 is non hardenable by heat treatment.
For best results refer to: SSINA’s “Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods”
Monel® 404 is a registered trademark of the INCO family of companies.
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