HAYNES® 242® alloy (UNS N10242) is an age-hardened nickel-molybdenum chromium alloy which derives its strength from a long-range ordering reaction upon aging. It has tensile and creep strength properties up to 1300°F (705°C) which are as much as double those for solid solution strengthened alloys, but with high ductility in the aged condition. The thermal expansion characteristics of 242® alloy are much lower than those for most other alloys, and it has very good oxidation resistance up to 1500°F (815°C). Other attractive features include excellent low cycle fatigue properties, very good thermal stability, and resistance to high-temperature fluorine and fluoride environments.
HAYNES® 242® alloy combines properties which make it ideally suited for a variety of component applications in the aerospace industry. It will be used for seal rings, containment rings, duct segments, casings, fasteners, rocket nozzles, pumps, and many others. In the chemical process industry, 242® alloy will find use in high-temperature hydrofluoric acid vapor-containing processes as a consequence of its excellent resistance to that environment. The alloy also displays excellent resistance to high-temperature fluoride salt mixtures. The high strength and fluorine environment-resistance of 242® alloy has also been shown to provide for excellent service in fluoroelastomer process equipment, such as extrusion screws.