5083 Aluminum Plate for LNG Tank
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an important clean energy source. To store LNG, tanks must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures. That's why aluminum plates are a popular choice for constructing the outer shell of LNG tanks.
5083 aluminum alloy has high strength, good plasticity, corrosion resistance, and processability, and has become a widely used material for manufacturing low-temperature storage tanks such as LNG storage tanks and LNG ships.
The performance of 5083 aluminum plate for LNG Tank
- Corrosion Resistance
The typical application of 5083 is in the LNG Tank environment. with more than 3?% mg Mg content, it can be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, which limits its application temperature to below 65°C and also limits the amount of cold work to ? Hard.
- Heat Treatment
The 5083 can not be harden by heat treatment. It can be significantly hardened by cold work (cold rolling) and various “H”tempers are produced – most commonly H32 (? Hard) or the similar strength marine tempers H116 and H321 – as well as the soft annealed Temper O condition.
It can be Excellent weld-ability by all standard electric, GMAW and GTAW are preferred and widely used to produce structural welds.
Mingtai Aluminum specializes in manufacturing high-quality 5083 aluminum plate for LNG tank construction. Contact us for expert advice and support on your next LNG tank project.