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CA 6Nm Castings

CA 6Nm Castings

CA 6Nm Castings

This alloy is used extensively in hydroelectic machines like runner blades, turbine wheels, nozzles etc. I have not come across any discussion on these. Are they not any more current or have they been replaced by some other alloy.

 I have not been producing these castings for the past 5 years. Normally for spares, coordinating with the government bodies is a hassle hence I am out. But there is a big business I am sure.

RE: CA 6Nm Castings

We occasionally cast the stuff to the ASTM standard. Recently we have produced a variation with an increased carbon level for a particular customer requirement. The end product is a large valve trim component.

Our biggest problem arose when we did an ASME IX weld procedure, with NACE hrdness requirements. It took a lot of time trying to get the hrdness below the NACE limits, and we ended up with some very long heat treatment times.


RE: CA 6Nm Castings

bruv, what was the hardness you were aiming at? Normally I used to get 220 BHn after a prolonged double tempering cycle. Carbon used to be 0.03-0.04%

RE: CA 6Nm Castings

With the long temper times, we were looking for 24HRc maximum.


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