Knowledge Exchange on Copper Alloys at Corrosion 2016

Knowledge Exchange on Copper Alloys at Corrosion 2016

Copper Alliance will be exhibiting at Booth 539 of NACE International’s Corrosion 2016 – offering information and knowledge exchange on copper alloys – and participating in Technical Exchange Group TEG 523X Marine Corrosion of Copper Alloys.

Copper alloys such as copper-nickels and nickel aluminium bronzes see wide use in sectors such as marine, oil and gas, offshore renewables and thermal desalination plants due to their superior corrosion resistance. Commonly used for piping, valves, pumps and heat exchanger tubing, they can also be found in many other applications.

Occasional failures due to corrosion are often avoidable by following simple design recommendations, selecting an alternative copper alloy, or by using simple preventative strategies. These topics will be under discussion at TEG 523X on 7 March at Corrosion 2016 in Vancouver. It will be chaired by Dominique Thierry of the French Corrosion Institute.

At the Copper Alliance booth, two new publications from Copper Development Association will be available free of charge, and technical experts will be on hand to answer questions and discuss methods of ensuring the best performance of copper alloys in a range of applications.

Launching at Corrosion 2016, ‘Copper Alloys in Seawater: Avoidance of Corrosion Problems’, by Roger Francis, is a guide is written principally for marine, mechanical and other engineers who have to select materials of construction, but may not necessarily have a corrosion background.

Guide to Nickel Aluminium Bronze for Engineers’, by Ivan Richardson, will also be available. This publication provides an engineering overview of the properties of nickel aluminium bronzes, their specifications and applications for operators, designers, manufacturers and fabricators. Their corrosion behaviour is explained within, and guidance is given to obtain optimum service performance.

Visit for more information on copper-nickels, with a focus on their use in the marine environment.

Copper Development Association is a non-profit organisation that promotes and supports the use of copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life. Its services, which include the provision of technical advice and information, are available to those interested in the utilisation of copper and copper alloys in all their aspects. The Association also provides a link between research and the user industries, and is part of an international network of trade associations: Copper Alliance.

For further information, contact:

Bryony Samuel
Communications Officer

01442 275705