Inconel alloys are varied forms of alloy types known for their increased resistance against corrosion and abrasion. They react well to fixation methods like welding which causes degradation in ordinary metals due involvement of high temperature. The formation of anti-oxidation layer on its surface, increases the needed protection of the alloy against corrosion and abrasion. Inconel alloys work to the best of their abilities in high temperature applications where they do not exhibit any faults in their performance like creeping or deformation. They come in different grades like 618/625 which specify its functional properties.
Inconel forged fittings are hard in nature and can be difficult to machine. They are put through dies or other machinery at a high temperature as a result of their quick hardening properties, which does not allow forging of the fittings at room temperature. Possibility of not hand working the alloy leads to brittleness or cracking of the fittings. Final forged fittings work efficiently in high temperature, and are noted choice for use in furnaces and petroleum industry. They respond well to welding methods and can hold joints even after brief periods of use due to their gamma microstructural properties.