Nicr/Nichrome Resistance Alloy Wires and Strips

Nicr/Nichrome Resistance Alloy Wires and Strips
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Basic Info.

Model NO.:Cr20Ni80, Cr30Ni70, Cr15Ni60Product Type:Wire
Material:NichromeCarbon Content:Low Carbon
Package:Packed in Plywood BoxesTrademark:UALLOY
Origin:ChinaTreatment:Hydrogen Annealing
Color:Silvery WhiteDrawing Method:Water or Oil
Resistance:StableDelivery Time:10-20 Days,According to The Quantity
HS Code:7502200000Production Capacity:100tons Per Month

Product Description

NIckel Resistance Wires

Electric Resistance Heating wires or strips,

Electro-thermal wires or strips,

Heating Wires

Nickel-chromium Alloys
Those are alloys of chemical composition Ni + Cr + Fe with some additional elements so as Silicium (Si) and manganese (Mn) in order to confer them an excellent behaviour when hot and an addition of rare earth in order to increase their life time.

Alloys in question are:
Resistohm 80 -70 -60 -40 -30 - 20

Their metallurgical structure confers them a very good plasticity when cold. There is a growth of the grain under heat during utilisation of the element without inducing embrittlement of it when cold. They are used for the manufacture of electric resistances for appliances (insulated elements type tubular resistances or for example opened elements on micanit plate) or for application of industrial furnaces. In addition of a relatively high specific resistance, Ni-Cr alloys join all the necessary properties for good performances in use of furnaces:

Resistance to oxidation (they are not sensitive to aggressions of humid air)

Low embrittlement at high temperature

Good plasticity - Easier to give them a shape compared with FeCrAl (lower mechanical characteristics allow indeed a good control of elasticity of the product during shaping (coiling, folding, drawing)

Good resistance to creeping (more important than ferritic alloys) which is important during conception of a resistance presenting big heights of waves. Maximal temperature recommended in the furnace: 1050 / 1100 ° C in order to obtain a reasonable life time of the elements.


Nevertheless, it is to be rejected in presence of a sulphurous or chlorinated atmosphere. The sulphur causes indeed breaking on nickel alloys at higher temperatures of 650 ° C ("green rot" phenomenon). For carbonaceous atmospheres, at some temperatures between 600 and 900 ° C, Ni-Cr prove less resistant than FeCrAl.

Alloy Nomenclature PerformanceCr20Ni80Cr30Ni70Cr15Ni60Cr20Ni35Cr20Ni30
Main Chemical compositionNiRestRest55.0-61.034.0-37.030.0-34.0
Fe≤ 1.0≤ 1.0RestRestRest
Max. continuous service temp. of element(º C)12001250115011001100
Resistivity at 20º C (μ Ω · m)
Thermal conductivity (KJ/m· h· º C)60.345.245.243.843.8
Coefficient of lines expansion(α × 10-6/º C)
Melting point approx. ( º C)14001380139013901390
Elongation at rupture(%)> 20> 20> 20> 20> 20
Micrographic structureausteniteausteniteausteniteausteniteaustenite
Magnetic propertiesnonmagneticnonmagneticWeak magneticWeak magneticWeak magnetic