March 18, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK - A new international Web site, hosted by the Copper Development Association in the USA, explores copper-nickel alloys. It provides detailed information and solutions for designers, engineers, fabricators and users of these workhorse alloys.
Copper-nickel alloys are widely used for marine applications due to their excellent resistance to seawater corrosion and biofouling. In addition to decades of providing reliable service in such applications, they offer effective solutions to many of today's technological challenges, especially those involving today's cleaner waters and decreased chlorination levels.
Applications examined online include ship building and repair, condensers and heat exchangers, pipes, pumps valves, water boxes, offshore oil and gas process facilities, desalination operations, nuclear and fossil-fuel power generation, protective sheathing, and brake tubing, among others.
The site, www.coppernickel.org, discusses the composition, physical and mechanical properties of each alloy, and their suitability to particular applications. Applicable standards (ASTM, EN and ISO) are identified for all product forms, along with thorough information on welding and fabrication. The copper-nickel site is a collaboration of U.S. and European copper centers and is presented as a worldwide resource. Online inquiries are welcomed.