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Product Literature The benefits of using aluminium in machine and plant construction are abundant: although aluminium is considered to be a light metal with a density of 2. However, the design and concept of steel constructions can often not be transferred one-to-one, due to the higher malleability and lower residual stress of aluminium components. Standard processing methods, such as MIG, TIG and CMT welding can easily be used on aluminium without hesitation — particularly on substrates that are also made of aluminium.
In some instances, they can be carried out more easily, more quickly and using simpler equipment, which results in further financial benefits for the user. The magnetic neutrality is also a beneficial side effect of using aluminium in many instances.
Aluminium in the ship construction industry There is an increasing trend towards using special seawater-resistant, high-strength aluminium alloys for components and assemblies on sailboats and yachts. The reason: these materials, which contain small portions of magnesium, manganese and silicon in addition to aluminium as the main component, are popular due to their high-quality and attractive appearance.
In contrast to wood, they do not require continuous treatment or sealing. Even on ferries and cruise ships, a significant proportion of the assemblies and floors of the upper decks are made from aluminium profiles and plates. The lighter weight facilitates a higher loading capacity, greater distances and lower energy costs.
Approximately tons of aluminium plates and profiles were used in this way to construct the "Voyager of the Seas" — with a gross tonnage of more than , still one of the largest passenger ships even 15 years after its construction at Aker Yards in Finland Aker Kvaerner at that time. Aluminium mounting hardware for STAUFF pipe clamps For pipe clamps in the Standard Series as per DIN Part 1 , which are designed for easy and secure fixing of metric or inch pipelines with outer diameters from 6 mm to mm, STAUFF is offering an aluminium alternative for all dimensions of mounting hardware such as cover plates and weld plates.
The dimensions and material thicknesses of the aluminium components correspond to the standard surface-treated designs generally made of steel or stainless steel, and therefore facilitate the use of bolts of conventional types and lengths, using the usual recommended tightening torques.
The retention forces of the tested pipe clamps in direction of the cover plates, which were tested and documented under controlled conditions at the STAUFF in-house laboratories, clearly met the requirements.
Aluminium Mounting Hardware
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