Hastelloy® C-276 UNS N10276

Hastelloy® C-276 is a versatile nickel-molybdenum-chromium-tungsten alloy fit for applications that demand a supreme level of corrosion resistance. Because of its resistance capabilities, Alloy C-276 is a strong candidate for most chemical and petrochemical processing applications.

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Short Description

(Nickel C-276) Strip, Coil, Foil, Wire, ASTM B582


  • Bellows
  • Marine hardware
  • Chemical processing
  • Agrichemical production
  • Petrochemical production


Hastelloy® C-276 is a most versatile nickel-molybdenum-chromium-tungsten alloy with excellent general corrosion resistance and good fabricability. Alloy C-276 has resisted the formation of grain boundary precipitates in the weld-heat affected zone, making it a candidate for most chemical and petrochemical processing applications in the as-welded condition. C-276 is readily fabricated by welding using methods similar to those utilized for nickel-based alloys.

Chemistry Typical

Nickel: Balance
Chromium: 14.50-16.50
Molybdenum: 15.00-17.00
Iron: 4.00 -7.00
Tungsten: 3.00 -4.50
Cobalt: 2.50 max
Manganese: 1.00 max
Carbon 0.010 max
Vanadium: 0.35 max
Phosphorus: 0.040 max
Silicon: 0.08 max
Sulfur: 0.030 max

Physical Properties

Density: 0.321 lbs/in3, 8.89 g/cm3

Mean Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: in/in/° F (mm/m/ °C):
70 - 212 °F (20 - 100 ° C): 6.2 x 10-5 (11.2)

Thermal Conductivity: BTU-in/h-ft-°F (W/m-°K):
70 °F (21 °C): 71 (10.2)

Modulus of Elasticity: ksi (MPa)
29.8 x 103 (205 x 103) in tension

Melting Point: 2500 °F (1371 °C)


Coil - Strip, Foil, Ribbon Wire - Profile, Round, Flat, Square

Mechanical Properties at Room Temperature

Annealed Typical

Ultimate Tensile Strength: 100 KSI min (690 MPa min)
Yield Strength: (0.2% offset) 45 KSI min (31 0 MPa min)
Elongation: 40% min
Hardness: Rb 100 min (aim)


Hastelloy® C-276 can be cold rolled to various tempers. Contact Ulbrich Technical Service for additional information.

Additional Properties

Corrosion Resistance

Refer to NACE (National Associate of Corrosion Engineers) for recommendations.


#1 - Hot rolled annealed and descaled. It is available in strip, foil and ribbon. It is used for applications where a smooth decorative finish is not required.
#2D - Dull finish produced by cold rolling, annealing and descaling. Used for deep drawn parts and those parts that need to retain lubricants in the forming process. #2B - Smooth finish produced by cold rolling, annealing and descaling. A light cold rolling pass is added after anneal with polished rolls giving it a brighter finish than 2D. #BA- Bright annealed cold rolled and bright annealed
#CBA- Course bright annealed cold rolled matte finish and bright anneal
#2 - Cold Rolled
#2BA- Smooth finish produced by cold rolling and bright annealing. A light pass using highly polished rolls produces a glossy finish. A 2BA finish may be used for lightly formed applications where a glossy finish is desired in the formed part. Polished - Various grit finish for specific polish finished requirements.
* Not all finishes are available in all alloys - Contact Ulbrich Sales for more information.

Wire Finishes

XC - Extra Clean Bright Annealed or Bright Annealed and Cold Rolled Grease - Ultra bright finish (for decorative applications) Soap - Soap coating on tempered wire to act as lubricant. * Contact Ulbrich Wire for custom wire finishes.

Heat Treatment

Hastelloy® C-276 cannot be hardened heat treating.


For best results refer to: SSINA's "Welding of Stainless Steels and Other Joining Methods".

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranty: In no event will Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, Inc., be liable for any damages arising from the use of the information included in this document or that it is suitable for the 'applications' noted. We believe the information and data provided to be accurate to the best of our knowledge but, all data is considered typical values only. It is intended for reference and general information and not recommended for specification, design or engineering purposes. Ulbrich assumes no implied or express warranty in regard to the creation or accuracy of the data provided in this document.

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