CORROSION PERFORMANCE OF ALUMINUM TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

Report of corrosion tests on aluminum-body covered railroad hopper cars fabricated from alloy 5083-H113 and of aluminum tank cars welded from aluminum alloys 3003, 5254 and 6061, which have been in service for several years in United States or Canada; excellent corrosion resistance to seawater and fresh water in marine and tropical corrosion tests shown by aluminum alloys 5083, 5086 and 6061 employed for boats and barges; new alloys for aluminum equipment include high-strength, weldable alloys such as 7004 and 7039; their welding characteristics make them suitable for railroad cars, truck trailers and even some marine structures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Metals

    Metals Park, OH  USA  44073
  • Authors:
    • Flournoy, R W
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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  • Accession Number: 00001574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM