Advantages of aluminum alloy used in shipbuilding industry
Aluminium has been used in the shipbuilding industry for nearly 100 years. What are the advantages? Here for you.
1. Lightweighting of ships is an important issue. Due to the low density, high strength, high rigidity and corrosion resistance of aluminum, the weight of ships made of aluminum alloys is lighter 15-20%than that made of steel or other synthetic materials ;
2. The high toughness, corrosion resistance, and weldability characters of aluminum alloys provide a good choice for ship structure which has strict requirements for shipbuildings weight;
3. Due to the lower cost of aluminum processing, it is more economical to use aluminum to make ships.
These advantages of aluminum alloys have made it develop rapidly in ship applications, and the shipbuilding industry has also provided a broad application market for aluminum materials.
Types of marine aluminum plates
Marine alloy aluminum plates are mainly used in ship accessories, decks, ship sheet metal parts, etc. There are also many aluminum alloys for ships. Today, aluminum alloys for ship structures are mainly 5 series (5A06, 5A05, 5454, etc.) and ultra high strength 6 series (6061, 6063, 6082, 6005, etc.).
Our guarantee for the quality of marine aluminum plates
There are countless aluminum plate manufacturers in the market, and many can produce aluminum plates for ships. Our advantage is that we can provide you with traceable quality assurance. At present, Mingtai Aluminum has successively obtained the approval from China Classification Society (CCS), Norwegian Classification Society (DNV), American Classification Society (ABS), French Classification Society (BV), and British Classification Society (LR). Certified by 5 classification societies.