Copper-Nickel Alloys - Properties and Applications (12007)
Published by Copper Development Association, in co-operation with the Nickel Development Institute, 1982. Copper has excellent resistance to corrosion in the atmosphere and in fresh water. The addition of nickel to copper improves its strength and durability and also its resistance to corrosion, erosion and cavitation in all natural waters, including seawater and brackish, treated or polluted waters. The added advantage of resistance to biofouling makes the material ideal for applications in marine and chemical environments such as ships' hulls, desalination plants, heat exchange equipment, seawater and hydraulic pipelines, oil rigs and platforms, fish farming and water handling equipment. This publication discusses typical applications for copper-nickel alloys and their selection.