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Aluminum Plate and Aluminum Coil for Tankers

Compared with ordinary carbon steel and stainless steel tank trucks, aluminum alloy tank trucks can not only significantly reduce the weight of the vehicle, improve transportation efficiency, but also extend the service life of the tank. The aluminium coil for tankers are usually 5083, 5182, 5754, 5454,etc.

5083 aluminum alloy is with high strength, high toughness, corrosion resistance, easy processing, good thermal conductivity and fatigue resistance. It is a good choice for aluminum for tank car bodies. 5083 ultra-wide aluminum plate is widely used in the tanker body, because tank trucks are generally longer, with a length of 4-12.5 meters.

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5454 aluminum alloy plate is an aluminum-magnesium alloy that is suitable for use under high temperature conditions and has good strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures. When the temperature is higher than 135°C for long-term use, 5454 (0/H111) has better strength than 5083 aluminum-magnesium alloy.

At present, most tanker truck manufacturers mainly use 5083 aluminum plate for tanker head, tanker body and the use of 5182 plates can better reflect its corrosion resistance and welding performance, and under the same loading quality, the tank wall thickness can be thinner and the weight can be higher light.

The 50583 and 5182 aluminum coil required for tank bodies of oil tankers and other chemical transport vehicles has the characteristics of large size, medium strength, high quality surface and high formability. In particular, the toughness and strength of 5083-H321 aluminum alloy will increase at low temperatures, making it very suitable for use in liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks on transport ships.

5754 aluminum sheet can be used to make tank truck bodies and bulkheads. The magnesium content of 5754 aluminum plate is higher than that of 5052, so the machinability is better. The silicon content of 5754 aluminum plate is also higher than that of 5052. The silicon content affects the forging function and corrosion resistance of aluminum alloy, so the 5754 aluminum plate has better forging properties and corrosion resistance.

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