Cromaloy A

Ferritic Cromaloy A with Aluminium has a number of advantageous characteristics which benefit its use in high-temperature heating applications:

The Aluminium oxide protective layer adheres tightly and provides protection against carburizing atmospheres. A low density reduces weight requirements.

A high Specific Resistance allows for larger cross sectional areas which improve longevity. Compared with NiCr alloys Cromaloy A has good resistance to Sulphurcorrosion at high temperatures.

Physical and Mechanical Properties

Maximum continuous operating temperature in air°C1280
Nominal composition%Cr 22
Al 5
Fe Bal.
Density at 20°Cg/cm³7.25
Resistivity at 20°CµΩcm135
Thermal conductivity at 20°CW/mK13.5
Specific heat capacity at 20°CkJ/kgK0.46
Melting point (approx.)°C1500
Tensile strength Rm, 0.5 mm wire – annealedN/mm²600
Elongation at break, 0.5 mm wire - annealed%> 20

Temperature Dependant Factors

Reference temperature 20°C

Temp °C20040050060080010001200
Temp °F3927529321112147218322192
Resistivity Factor1.0091.0181.031.0391.0561.0681.073
Coefficient of thermal expansion (10^6/K)111212131415

The figures given in these tables represent nominal or typical values.

Information contained within this technical data sheet is based upon the general experience of Scott Precision Wire Ltd and is believed to be correct at the time of issue.

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