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Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-162-7
Publication date:
1990
Book Chapter

Electrical Resistance Alloys

By
Robert A. Watson
Robert A. Watson
Revising author
The Kanthal Corporation
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Bo Jönsson
Bo Jönsson
Revising author
Kanthal AB
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George A. Fielding
George A. Fielding
Revising author
Harrison Alloys, Inc.
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Donald V. Cunningham
Donald V. Cunningham
Revising author
Emerson Electric, Wiegand Division
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C. Dean Starr
C. Dean Starr
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C. Dean Starr, Inc.
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Published:
1990
Page range:
822 - 839

Abstract

Electrical resistance alloys include those types used in instruments, control equipments, heating elements, and devices that convert heat generated to mechanical energy. This Article discusses the basic classification of electrical resistance alloys (resistance alloys, heating alloys, and thermostat metals), their subtypes, properties, service life, and operating temperatures. It describes the designing and fabrication of open resistance and sheathed heaters. The Article contains a collection of tables and graphs that provide information on the mechanical properties, chemical composition, temperature coefficient of resistance, furnace operating temperatures, length and spacing of loops, ribbon size, and electrical capacity of heating elements.

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Robert A. Watson, Bo Jönsson, George A. Fielding, Donald V. Cunningham, C. Dean Starr, 1990. "Electrical Resistance Alloys", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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