Resource Library

Marine Resources


Welcome to Copper Development Association's Marine Resource Library. Here you will find all of our resources – as PDFs and webcasts – related to copper and copper alloys in marine environments.

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 For information on our CPD seminar Alloys in the Marine Environment, click here.

Copper-Nickels

This dedicated website takes a detailed look at the applications of copper-nickels, with a focus on the marine environment, and provides information and references.

Publications

  Copper Alloys in Marine Environments    

Copper Alloys in Marine Environments

This publication focuses on the properties and corrosion resistance of a wide range of copper alloys used for seawater service – ranging from commercial grades of copper through copper-nickels, bronze, brass and copper beryllium. It allows the reader to understand potential types of corrosion mechanisms for the different alloy types and how to avoid them. 2012. 32pp.

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 Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion  

Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion

Practical guidance for engineers on the avoidance of corrosion in copper alloys for seawater applications. 2016. 20 pp.

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 Copper-nickel Welding and Fabrication  

Copper-nickel Welding and Fabrication



This publication provides an understanding of the two primary copper-nickel alloys to allow good fabrication and operational practices. Topics covered include general engineering properties of 90/10 and 70/30 copper-nickels, welding and fabrication practices and a basic overview of corrosion and biofouling resisting properties. 2013. 32pp.

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 Guide to Nickel Aluminium Bronze for Engineers  

Guide to Nickel Aluminium Bronze for Engineers

Practical guidance for engineers wishing to specify, design or produce nickel aluminium bronze components for marine, aerospace and other sectors. 2016. 100 pp.

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 Preventing Biofouling with Copper Alloys  

Preventing Biofouling with Copper-nickel

Long term protection against biofouling on marine structures and boat hulls can be afforded by copper-nickel in the form of sheet or as a variety of composite products; hence avoiding costly removal of fouling by mechanical means or periodic re-application of anti-fouling paints. 2002. 4pp.

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 90/10 Copper-nickel  

90/10 Copper-nickel

A leaflet highlighting the unique properties of the copper-nickel alloys when used in seawater environments. 1997. 10pp.

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 Aluminium Bronze with Cast Stainless Steels and Ni-resist in Offshore Seawater Environments  

Aluminium Bronze with Cast Stainless Steels and Ni-resist in Offshore Seawater Environments

This report has collated data comparing the physical, mechanical and fabrication properties of cast nickel aluminium bronze (NAB), in particular NES 747 Part 2, with cast standard and super austenitic and duplex stainless steels and Ni-Resist for use in offshore sea water applications. 1996. 22pp.

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 Aluminium Bronze, Essential for Industry  

Aluminium Bronze, Essential for Industry

Illustrated 8-page leaflet highlighting the main attributes of the important aluminium bronzes including selection criteria, properties, corrosion resistance, welding and machining. 1989. 16pp.

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 Welding Aluminium Bronze  

Welding Aluminium Bronze

Describes the essential features of good welding practice in relation to the aluminium bronze alloys. 1980. 12pp.

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 Aluminium Bronze Alloys for Industry  

Aluminium Bronze Alloys for Industry

Describes the properties, applications and fabrication of aluminium bronze alloys. 1986. 24pp.

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 Materials for Seawater Pipeline Systems  

Materials for Seawater Pipeline Systems

Gives reasons for choice of 90/10 copper-nickel alloy in preference to other materials for many applications. 1986. 16pp.

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 Copper-nickel Cladding for Offshore Structures  

Copper-nickel Cladding for Offshore Structures

The cost savings available when copper-nickel cladding is used to prevent corrosion and marine biofouling are significant. This publication details how they can be achieved. 1986. 16pp.

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 Use of Copper-nickel Cladding on Ships and Boat Hulls  

Use of Copper-nickel Cladding on Ships and Boat Hulls

Description of the use of copper-nickel cladding resistant to corrosion and marine biofouling and its economic advantages. 1985. 16pp.

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 Designing Aluminium Bronze Castings  

Designing Aluminium Bronze Castings

Reprint of an article published in ‘Engineering’ August 1982 (Tech file 116). The advantages of aluminium bronze casting alloys are discussed with advice on how various design criteria affect casting quality. 1983. 22pp.

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 Copper-nickel Alloys, Properties and Applications  

Copper-nickel Alloys, Properties and Applications

Details of the composition and properties of the 90/10 and 70/30 copper-nickel alloys are given, together with examples of their applications. 1982. 40pp.

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 Copper-nickel 90/10 and 70/30 Alloys, Technical Data  

Copper-nickel 90/10 and 70/30 Alloys, Technical Data

Physical and mechanical properties of the two most commonly encountered copper-nickel alloy types are presented. 1982. 32pp.

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 Aluminium Bronze Corrosion Resistance Guide  

Aluminium Bronze Corrosion Resistance Guide

Survey of published and other information relating to aluminium bronzes in a number of environments. Recommendations are made for materials suitable for many applications. 1981. 30pp.

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Copper-nickel Alloys in Marine Environments: Properties and Applications (CPD)

CPD-accredited webcast providing an overview of the properties and applications of copper-nickel alloys in marine environments. Approved for Continuing Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining. (50 minutes).

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 Copper in Offshore Renewable Energy Webcast  

Copper and Copper Alloys in Offshore Renewable Energy

Webcast introducing the properties, applications and proven service experience of copper alloys in marine environments, indicating the potential benefits of technology transfer to offshore wind farms and wave and tidal devices (12 minutes).

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Webcasts (Narrated Presentations)

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