Alloy 925 (UNS N09925)


Alloy 925 is an age-hardenable nickel-iron-chromium alloy that combines good high strength properties and excellent corrosion resistance. The addition of molybdenum and copper gives the alloy resistance to reducing chemicals, and to pitting and crevice corrosion. The high chromium content provides resistance to oxidizing conditions, while the nickel protects the alloy from chloride ion stress corrosion cracking. The alloy is made age-hardenable by the addition of aluminum and titanium.

This alloy is often chosen for liquid and gaseous applications where a combination of high strength and corrosion resistance is required. Alloy 925 provides excellent resistance to corrosion cracking caused by hydrogen sulfide in sour gas applications. Applications include down-hole and above ground components.

Chemical Composition

Chemical Composition (wt%) limits *

Carbon 0.03 Manganese 1.0
Chromium 19.5-22.5 Silicon 0.5
Nickel 42.0-46.0 Copper 1.5-3.0
Iron 22.0 min Niobium 0.5
Molybdenum 2.5-3.5 Aluminum 0.1-0.5
Titanium 1.9-2.4 Sulfur 0.03

*Maximum, unless range is indicated

Physical Properties

Physical properties for 925

Density, lb/in3 0.292
Modulus of Elasticity, psi 28.9 x 106
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, 68-212˚F, /˚F 7.8 x 10-6
Thermal Conductivity, Btu/ft hr ˚F 6.4
Specific Heat, Btu/lb ˚F 0.10
Electrical Resistivity, Microhm-in 46.1

Mechanical Properties

Mechanical properties of solution annealed and aged Alloy 925.  Solution anneal at 1,800-1,900°F for 1 hour. Age harden at 1,365-1,380°F.

Yield Strength, min. (ksi) 120
Tensile Strength, min. (ksi) 170
Elongation, min. (%) 25
Hardness, HRc 32


Typical standards for Alloy 925