Good Mid-Range Corrosion Resistant Alloy 

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Also known as Carpenter 20 and 20CB-3, Alloy 20 offers users a combination of nickel, chromium, molybdenum, and copper which provides good general corrosion resistance. Alloy 20 fasteners are best suited for mid-range corrosion use – better than steel alloys but not at the level of high performance nickel based alloys like Hastelloy C276. Alloy 20 was designed specifically to withstand the harsh environment of hot sulfuric acid but also performs well in a variety of other acids. Alloy 20 fasteners are an ideal choice when you don’t need the corrosion resistance power and price-tag of high performance nickel alloys like Hastelloy C276; but you need something that will give you more protection than 316 stainless steel or even a Super Duplex 2507 stainless steel.

Corrosion Resistance
Alloy 20 fasteners provide good performance in hot sulfuric acid, specifically they offer good resistance to stress-corrosion cracking in boiling sulfuric acid at specific range of 20% to 40% concentration, as well as general sulfuric acid resistance. Alloy 20 fasteners offer solid acid protection and will perform better than Duplex or even Monel, but for high temperature and high concentration acids, you may need to look to Inconel or Hastelloy fasteners. In addition Alloy 20 fasteners also show useful resistance to phosphoric acid and nitric acid.

Key Corrosion Resistant Features:

  • Good sulfuric acid protection at 20% - 40%
  • Decent stress corrosion cracking, pitting and crevice corrosion resistance in chloride
  • Resonable general corrosion protection
  • Good intergranular corrosion resistance in the as-welded condition

Alloy 20 Chart v2

Mechanical Properties
•  Ultimate tensile strength: 80 ksi
•  Yield strength: 35 ksi
•  Density: 0.292 lb/in.3
•  Electrical Resistivity (RT) 651 ohm-cir mil/ft
•  Elongation: 30%

Temperature
In addition to their corrosion resistance, Alloy 20 fasteners also perform well at moderately high temperatures, with the ability to maintain their mechanical strength up to 1000°F.

Welding
Alloy 20 fasteners are stabilized with Columbium to minimize carbide precipitation during welding. In addition it offers intergranular corrosion resistance in the as-welded condition.

Applications
•  Power plants rely on alloy 20 fasteners for flue-gas desulfurization
•  Alloy 20 fasteners are used to connect heat exchangers, mixing tanks, metal cleaning equipment, pickling tanks and racks, and piping in mid-range corrosive chemcial processing environments.
•  Alloy 20 fasteners help solve corrosion issues in food and dye production.
•  Manufacturers of plastics and synthetic rubber also utilize alloy 20 fasteners.

Resources: Alloy 20 Torque Specs, Flange DimensionsFlange Bolting Chart

Alloy 20 Fastener Types: Bolts, Nuts, ScrewsStudsThreaded Rods, Washers

Flange Types AvailableBlind FlangesLapped Joint FlangesSlip On FlangesSocket Weld FlangesThreaded FlangesWeld Neck Flanges


Alloy 20 Chemistry & Specifications

Alloy 20 Specifications: UNS N08020, ASME SA240, , ASME SB366, ASME SB462, ASME SB463, ASME SB464,  ASME SB473, ASME SB729, ASTM A240, ASTM B366, ASTM B463, ASTM B464, ASTM B473, ASTM B729, ASTM BB462, ANSI/ASTM A555-79, EN 2.4660, , Werkstoff 2.4660, CN7M, DIN 2.4660

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Alloy 20 Sulfuric Acid Performance

 Alloy 20 Iso Sulfuric Acid 3

Alloy 20 Sulfuric Acid Comparison

Iso Sulfuric Comparison Alloy 20 AL6XN 4

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