Typical alloy applications include temperature compensating devices, motor control, temperature sensitive resistors, potentiometers, and voltage regulators. Other applications include heat exchangers, condensers, and seawater piping.
Nickel and Copper Alloys are widely used in the chemical, power generation, and electrical industries. The alloys have high corrosion resistance and are ductile. They are also used in various applications, including water boxes, firefighting systems, and sanitary systems. Copper Nickel alloys are also widely used in the marine industry, including offshore oil & gas industry, and seawater applications. They are also used for various sanitary systems, piping, heat exchangers, and tubesheets.
Copper Nickel alloys are used for specialized electrical applications, especially for bimetal contacts. They are typically used in applications with maximum operating temperatures of up to 600degC. Copper Nickel alloys are manufactured commercially under a wide range of proprietary names.
The basic copper-nickel alloying process is relatively simple. It increases the overall properties of copper, including corrosion resistance, ductility, and resistance to cathodic protection. The alloy is resistant to crevice corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, and chloride pitting. The alloy is easily fabricated into flanges, fittings, and pipes.
Copper Nickel alloys have high thermal conductivity and low temperature coefficients of electrical resistance. These properties are ideal for applications that need high precision and current control. They are also used in wire-wound precision resistors.
The corrosion resistance of Copper Nickel alloys is highly favourable for applications in seawater, including firefighting systems, piping, and heat exchangers. They also are able to resist corrosion induced by hydrogen embrittlement.