VDM® Nickel 201 (2.4061/2.4068/N02201)

VDM® Nickel 201 is available with a Nickel content of 99.2 (2.4068) or 99.6 (2.4061) weight-%. The carbon content is max. 0.02 weight-%. Thereby, the material shows better corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures above 300 °C (570 °F) by avoiding graphite precipitation.

Characteristics of VDM® Nickel 201

VDM® Nickel 201 (2.4061/2.4068/N02201) is characterized by:

  • excellent corrosion resistance in many alkaline media
  • good mechanical properties within a wide range of temperatures
  • magnetization decreasing continuously between -273 and 360 °C (-458 and 680 °F) and showing paramagnetism above the Curie Point

Their most significant property is extremely high resistance to caustic alkalies up to and including the molten state. The extra-low carbon content of VDM® Nickel 201 gives virtual immunity to intergranular attack above about 315 °C ( 600 °F). The presence of chlorates must be kept to a minimum, as they accelerate the rate of attack.

The material can be used in dry chlorine and hydrogen chloride – at temperatures up to 550 °C (1020 °F).

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Applications of VDM® Nickel 201

Unalloyed wrought nickel combines excellent mechanical properties with good corrosion resistance. Above 300 °C (570 °F) working temperature, the low-carbon version is generally used. The limited carbon content lowers mechanical property values and work-hardening rate but promotes ductility.

Typical applications are:

  • food production, such as handling of cooling brines, fatty acids and fruit juices - resistance to acid, alkaline and neutral salt solutions and to organic acids
  • vessels in which fluorine is generated and reacted with hydrocarbons - resistance to fluorine
  • storing and transportation of phenol - immunity from any form of attack ensures absolute product purity
  • manufacture and handling of sodium hydroxide, particularly at temperatures above 300 °C (570 °F)
  • production of viscose rayon and manufacture of soap-general corrosion resistance and virtual immunity to intergranular attack above 315 °C (600 °F)
  • production of hydrochloric acid and chlorination of hydrocarbons such as benzene, methane and ethane- resistance at elevated temperatures to dry chlorine and hydrogen chloride
  • manufacture of vinyl chloride monomer - resistance to hydrogen chloride at elevated temperatures

Available product forms

You will find a detailed list about available product forms and sizes of VDM® Nickel 201 (2.4061/2.4068/N02201) in our data sheet. 

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