VDM® Alloy 59 (2.4605/N06059)

VDM® Alloy 59 is a nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy with an extra-low carbon and silicon content. The alloy was developed by VDM Metals and has excellent corrosion resistance and high mechanical strength.

Characteristics of VDM® Alloy 59

VDM® Alloy 59 (2.4605/N06059) is characterized by:

  • outstanding resistance to a wide range of corrosive media under oxidizing and reducing conditions
  • excellent resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion and freedom from chloride-induced stress-corrosion cracking
  • excellent resistance to mineral acids, such as nitric, phosphoric, sulfuric and hydrochloric acids and in particular to sulfuric and hydrochloric acid mixtures
  • excellent resistance to contaminated mineral acids
  • good corrosion resistance to hydrochloric acid over the whole concentration range up to 40 °C (104 °F)
  • good workability and weldability without susceptibility to hot cracking
  • approval for pressure-vessel use with wall temperatures of -196 to 450 °C (-320 to 840 °F)
  • approved in ISO 15156/MR0175, to the highest Test Level VII for sour gas service
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Applications of VDM® Alloy 59

VDM® Alloy 59 has a wide range of applications in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industry, in energy production and in pollution control equipment.

Typical applications are:

  • components in organic processes involving chlorides, particularly when acid chloride catalysts are employed
  • digesters and bleaching plants in the pulp and paper industry
  • scrubbers, heat exchangers, dampers, wet fans and spraying systems for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) in fossil-fired power stations and waste incineration plants
  • equipment and components in sour gas service
  • reactors for acetic acid and acetic anhydride
  • sulfuric acid coolers

Available product forms

You will find a detailed list about available product forms and sizes of VDM® Alloy 59 (2.4605/N06059) in our data sheet. 

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