About AL-6XN Alloy
AL-6XN alloy has exceptional resistance to chloride corrosion, pitting, crevice corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and excellent general corrosion resistance to various acids, alkalis, and salt solutions.
AL-6XN alloy is identified by the Unified Numbering System (UNS) designation of N08367. It is an austenitic stainless steel alloy with high nickel (24%), chromium (22%), molybdenum (6%), and nitrogen (0.18%) content and is commonly known as superaustenitic stainless steel (alloys such as 254 SMO and 904L also fall under the superaustenitic designation). AL-6XN alloy has a face-centered cubic crystal structure similar to other austenitic stainless steels such as 304L and 316L. The alloy is non-magnetic, and its magnetic permeability remains low even after severe cold forming.
AL-6XN alloy is commonly used because of its excellent mechanical, high-temperature, and corrosion properties.
AL-6XN alloy is available in a wide range of product forms complying to specifications set by ASME and ASTM.
AL-6XN offers many benefits like cost effectiveness, product range, commercial availability, and fabrication capability.
AL-6XN is ideal for ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar-based products, sports drinks, hot water systems, shampoos, toothpaste, and cleaning supplies.
All AL-6XN alloy tubing and fittings supplied by CSI will meet CSI's standards for surface finish and dimensions.
Answers to frequently asked questions about installation, appropriate applications, and expected life for AL-6XN alloy.
Working with AL-6XN
There are many advantages to utilizing the superior corrosion resistance of AL-6XN alloy.