CORROSION OF ALUMINIUM by Christian Vargel

By Christian Vargel

This e-book highlights the sensible and normal elements of the corrosion of aluminium alloys with many illustrations and references. as well as that, the 1st bankruptcy permits the reader who's now not very acquainted with aluminium to appreciate the metallurgical, chemical and actual beneficial properties of the aluminium alloys. the writer Christian Vargel, has followed a practitioner process, in keeping with the services and event received from a forty 12 months occupation in aluminium corrosion This method is most fitted for assessing the corrosion resistance of aluminium- an evaluation that's one of many major stipulations for the advance of many makes use of of aluminium in delivery, building, strength transmission and so forth. * six hundred bibliographic references offer a entire advisor to over a hundred years of comparable learn * offering functional purposes to the reader throughout many industries * obtainable to either the newbie and the specialist

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ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY The electrical conductivity of aluminium is around two-thirds that of copper, which it is replacing in many electrical applications. Overhead power transmission lines made of aluminium or aluminium alloy of the Almelec type, on the market in France since 1927 [2] are used throughout the world. Aluminium bars and tubes are also widely used in connecting stations for high- and medium-voltage outdoor networks. Aluminium is used for protecting underground and undersea telephone cables and for the construction of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) insulated, sealed converters, where it provides protection from electrical or magnetic fields (hardening).

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1 The Advantages of Aluminium With an annual world consumption of 25 million tons, aluminium is the leader in the metallurgy of non-ferrous metals. The production of aluminium has been increasing steadily since 1950 (see Figure A1). The development of applications for aluminium and its alloys, as well as the sustained rise in consumption can be attributed to several of its properties which are decisive criteria in users’ choice of metals, especially in the fields of transport, building, electrical engineering and packaging.

Overhead power transmission lines made of aluminium or aluminium alloy of the Almelec type, on the market in France since 1927 [2] are used throughout the world. Aluminium bars and tubes are also widely used in connecting stations for high- and medium-voltage outdoor networks. Aluminium is used for protecting underground and undersea telephone cables and for the construction of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) insulated, sealed converters, where it provides protection from electrical or magnetic fields (hardening).

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