- Length: 15 meter (max) in straight; 150 meter(max) in coil; Subject to O.D. & W.t.
- Wall thickness: 0.5 mm (min)
- Applications: Used for freshwater and seawater supply lines, heat exchangers, condensers
- Brand: Mexflow
- Outside diameter: 5.0 mm (min) to 219 mm(max)
With modernization and advancements in technology, the marine industry is exploring new avenues and possibilities of improved products and components at various levels. The process components, which are designed as per the requirements of marine engineering should feature properties such as easier operations, low maintenance cost, and superior performance. To achieve the same, it is important to give greater emphasis to the development of products with superior mechanical and properties.
Copper and aluminum alloys are widely used in different areas of marine engineering such as pipelines, storage tanks, ships' hulls and cladding for offshore structures. The important characteristics of copper metal, which make it a metal of choice in marine engineering are corrosion resistance and the ease with which it can be fabricated.What Should You look For?
For piping applications in marine engineering, a buyer should look for copper alloy compositions, which comply with international standards, maintaining flow velocities within accepted limits, avoiding areas of local turbulence with extended exposure to polluted water and ensuring superior commissioning / start-up practices.
When fouling is a consideration, Cu-Ni forms an ideal solution. The alloy can be used in several ways such as for hulls, it can be used as a primary construction material, as a clad product on other metals, as particles embedded in an organic matrix and as an adhesive-bonded foil.
Copper and some copper alloys should be preferred over other materials due to their special property of possessing high resistance to the attachment and growth of marine organisms, which foul most other materials exposed to the ocean. Some other considerations that a buyer should make while selecting material for applications in marine engineering include:-
- In order to achieve the best combination of properties in nickel aluminum, their chemistry must be controlled.
- The composition should be carefully selected as small variations can result in markedly different microstructures.
- It is good to select alloys, which meet the stresses and mechanical requirements of the assembly under consideration.