Kanthal A1 is commonly used for electric heating elements in large industrial furnaces and is often found in glass, ceramics, electronics, and steel industries. Its high resistivity and ability to withstand elements without oxidation makes it a popular choice when dealing with large-scale heating elements.
- 22% chromium (Cr), 5.8% aluminum (Al), Iron (Fe) balance
- Density: 7.1 g/cubic cm
- Tensile strength: 680 n/mm_
- Melting Temperature: 1500¡C (2732¡F)
- Maximum Operating Temperature: 1400¡C (2550¡F)
- Density: 0.256 lbs/cubic in.
- Specific heat capacity @ 68¡F: 0.11 Btu/lb¡F
Kanthal A1 vs. Kanthal D