Why is marine grade aluminum sheet so popular?
Development of marine grade aluminum sheet
The first thing to know is that marine grade aluminum sheet is used for shipbuilding. Previously, the raw materials for shipbuilding were made of steel. With the evolution of lightweight vehicles, ships are also developing towards lightweight. Aluminum alloy ships are light in weight, fast in speed, save fuel, and have low maintenance costs, which is one of the directions for ship construction in the future. With the development of the society, aluminum alloy ships, aluminum alloy fishing boats, and aluminum alloy small fishing boats made of aluminum plates have become increasingly popular in the market.
Why is marine grade aluminum sheet corrosion resistant?
The main reason why marine grade aluminum sheets are used in shipbuilding is because of their corrosion resistance. For example, the 5083 aluminum plate of 5 series alloy. There is a thin and dense Al2O3 film on the surface of aluminum and aluminum alloy, referred to as oxide film. It protects aluminum and aluminum alloys from further corrosion, which is why aluminum and aluminum alloys have considerable corrosion resistance in the general atmosphere and tap water. Protect this layer of oxide film in the production of aluminum materials and the use of aluminum products. The common marine grade aluminum produced by henan mingtai aluminum is 5083 aluminum plate, 5086 aluminum plate, 5052 marine aluminum plate, tempers are h111, h112, h321, h116 and so on.
What are the advantages of marine grade aluminum sheet?
First, the density of aluminum is low, and the weight of the boat is reduced. This can bring great benefits. For example, it can reduce the single engine capacity and increase the speed; it can reduce fuel consumption and save oil; Secondly, marine grade aluminum sheet can improve the aspect ratio of the ship, increase stability, and make the ship easy to maneuver. Third, it can also increase the load capacity and obtain additional profits.
Where are marine grade aluminum sheets used in ships?
Marine grade aluminum sheet is mainly 5 series alloy. On the side of the ship, 5083 aluminum plate, 5086 aluminum plate and 5052 aluminum plate can be used for the outer bottom plate of the ship. 5 series alloy has excellent corrosion resistance，which can better resist the erosion of seawater and extend the life of the ship. 3003 aluminum plate, 3004 aluminum plate and 5052 aluminum plate, they all can be used for the roof and side plates of the marine vessel container. 3003 aluminum plate has good anti-rust effect. Long term wind and rain will reduce the rust of the roof to a certain extent. The steering room can use 5083 aluminum plate and 5052 aluminum plate. The aluminum plate is non-magnetic, and the compass will not be affected, which can guarantee the correct direction of the ship during navigation.
Thickness of marine grade aluminum sheet
The thickness of the marine grade aluminum sheet is determined by the hull structure, ship specifications, and location of use. The commonly used plates are thin plates above 1.6mm and thick plates above 30mm. For anti-skid, aluminum chequer plate is adopted for the deck. In fact, we customize the production according to customer needs, including some special specifications of the plate. Try our best to make you a unique customer, and your products are also unique and high quality products.