The composition of INCONEL alloy 600 enables it to resista variety of corrosives. The chromium content of the alloy makes it superior to commercially pure nickel under oxidizing conditions, and its high nickel content enables it to retain considerable resistance under reducing conditions.The nickel content also provides excellent resistance to alkaline solutions.
The alloy has fair resistance to strongly oxidizing acid solutions. However, the oxidizing effect of dissolved air alone is not sufficient to insure complete passivity and freedom from attack by air-saturated mineral acids and certain concentrated organic acids.
Alloy 600 can be joined by the usual welding , brazing, and soldering process.