Copper Nickel Tin Alloys are very useful alloys due to their excellent resistance to corrosion, friction and shock. These alloys also provide good surface properties.
The copper nickel tin alloys are widely used in the marine industry, rail transit, rail equipment, aerospace, and industrial machinery. They are also used in heating exchangers and sanitary systems. Their corrosion resistance is highly effective in seawater.
It is also very useful for heavy-duty machinery. This material is highly resistant to hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, and crevice corrosion. In addition, it has high inherent biofouling resistance.
Copper Nickel Tin Alloy CX shows excellent tensile strength up to 120 ksi. It is also nonmagnetic, exhibiting anti-galling properties. It is used in subsea pump components.
Copper-nickel tin alloys contain a high amount of nickel and tin. Their corrosion resistance makes them a viable alternative to beryllium coppers. Moreover, they are available in high purity forms, such as nano-scale powder and shot.
A number of researches have been conducted on the application of these alloys in various fields. Many researchers have focused on the alloy’s mechanical and electrical properties. Some have even focused on its corrosion resistance. However, there have been no studies on the effect of additional elements on its basic characteristics.
One type of copper nickel tin alloy that has been extensively studied is Cu-15Ni-8Sn. This alloy has been subjected to a number of testing techniques, including SEM micrographs, electrochemical methods, and EDX spectra.