Copper in the marine industry. How is copper used in the shipbuilding industry?

Copper in the marine industry

Copper in the shipbuilding and broader marine industry has an established, secure position due to its durability, antibacterial and antifouling properties, and high and virtually unlimited ductility.

It is not without reason that in currently manufactured vessels, about 2-3% of their carrying capacity is attributable to Cu - copper, whether pure or as a component of the chosen alloy.

Copper in the marine industry - the three most important advantages of this material

Many people make the assumption that copper is subject to a number of factors in the shipbuilding industry that reduce its durability. However, this is just a pretense, since copper as a component of various alloys has a great many important advantages, among which are worth mentioning:

  • Antimicrobial and antimicrobial properties - copper surfaces are a particularly unfavorable environment for bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms to grow and exist.
  • Corrosion resistance - copper, especially that contained in cupronickel and arsenic aluminum brass, has a very high resistance to rust formation.
  • Ductility - copper is characterized by very simple processing and high ductility, making it much easier to make some items out of it than others.
Copper in the marine industry

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