Copper Nickel 9010 Sheet & Plate

Copper Nickel 90/10 Sheet & Plate – Features and Applications

Copper is the metal that has outstanding resistance against corrosion in freshwater. Besides, copper, in combination with nickel, offers superior resistance to decline in seawater applications. Similarly, the alloy of the copper-nickel 90/10 offers the anti-fouling ability. In Copper-nickel 90/10 alloy, copper is present in 90%, and nickel is 10%. Additionally, Copper-Nickel 90 / 10 sheet and plate are an alloy containing strengthening elements such as iron and manganese. These elements add outstanding features to plates and sheets. The well-defined composition of the alloy makes them strong, ductile, and corrosion-resistant. 

Different qualities of Copper Nickel 90 / 10 Sheet & Plate

Cu-Ni 90/10 sheets and plates are available to offer many properties. The material is highly ductile and offers good resistance against corrosive environment. The anti-corrosive property of Cu-Ni makes them useful in coastal operations and various gas structure plants. 

The addition of nickel to copper enhances the strength and long-term operational ability of the product. They are resistant to erosion and cavitation in natural water. The alloy is immune to stress, cracking, and corrosion fatigue. The copper-nickel alloy’s anti-fouling ability makes these sheets and plates to use in marine and chemical environments, desalination plants, and heat exchange equipment. 

  • Machining ability of copper-nickel 90/10 alloy 

The products of copper-nickel 90/10, i.e., plates and sheets, hold good machining properties like other high-strength copper base material. 

  • Joining of copper-nickel 90/10 alloy 

Copper-nickel 90/10 sheets and plates are joined by using traditional welding procedures. Hence, the products of copper-nickel 90/10 undergo the fabrication process very quickly. 

Applications of Copper-nickel 90/10 sheet & plate 

In contrast, Cu-Ni 90/10 sheets and plates are manufactured in varied sizes and shapes to match different industries’ operational demands and conditions. These plates and sheets are useful in water services as well. Copper-nickel 90/10 plates and sheets are applicable in seawater and hydraulic pipelines, oil rigs, refineries, and fish farming cages. Besides, seawater intake screens are of copper-nickel 90/10. 

Seawater is a combination of various salts, elements, gases, and organic matter, which affects the different metals and parts. But here, copper-nickel features are resistant to seawater conditions. Hence, Copper-nickel 90/10 sheets and plates are useful in pipelines for handling seawater. These pipes are useful in power generation and desalination plants. These pipes help convey ballast, tank cleaning water, and stem purposes.