Applications and Industries

Applications of Nickel Alloys

Nickel Alloys are used in a variety of production processes in the following main industries:
  • Oil & Gas Industry
  • (Petro) Chemical Industry
Where are Nickel Alloys used?
  • Highly corrosive environment
  • High temperature environment
  • High pressure environment

The main materials used in these environments are stainless steels, duplexes etc. However, once the application is too critical, with a high risk of corrosion due to medium, pressure and temperature, the decision is made to utilise High Nickel Alloys such as Alloy 200, 400, 600, 625, 825 or C276 and many others.

The choice for a particular alloy is determined by:
  • The medium flowing through the pipes and its corrosiveness
  • The temperature of the medium
  • The pressure in the pipelines/fabrications

Hart b.v. with their many years of experience can advise with regards to cost of a particular alloy and the commercial availability.

(Petro) Chemical Industry

The chemical industry comprises the companies that manufacture specialty chemicals. It converts raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products.

Oil & Gas Industry

The Oil & Gas Industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines). In short, Downstream and Upstream activities.

Nickel Alloys are used in a multitude of other Industries as well but on a smaller scale
  • Waste processing
  • Biomass production 
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Power Generation
  • Food processing