90/10 Copper nickel pipes are composed of a mixture of materials that provide excellent strength and corrosion resistance. It is a relatively strong alloy that contains 90% copper and 10% nickel, as well as more minor traces of manganese and iron. The addition of nickel provides remarkable tensile and yield strengths, improving its formability and machinability across various temperatures. If exposed to salty, brackish, or polluted bodies of water, the material will not become compromised over time due to its natural resistance against multiple elements. For these reasons, copper-nickel 90/10 pipes are often used in condensing systems and applications where seawater contact is expected.
Copper Nickel 90/10 pipes offer high levels of durability, flexibility, and tensile strength due to their chemical composition, making them the ideal choice for a host of marine applications. The copper-nickel pipes are highly corrosion-resistant to seawater due to their excellent anti-corrosive properties. They also have excellent fatigue properties in high-velocity flow conditions, making them an appropriate choice in piping components exposed to varying temperatures and upstream or downstream activity pressures. Their unique blend of low thermal expansion rate and excellent sound absorption capacity makes them a reliable solution for cooler and condenser piping systems. Other perks such as a lower cost relative to steel, wider availability of diameter sizes, ease of installation with standard welding methods, and ability to survive at extreme temperatures make it an ideal option for many residential and industrial purposes.