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Aluminium Alloy - Commercial Alloy

5052 - H32 Sheet and Treadplate


Aluminium alloy 5052 in H32 temper has very good corrosion resistance to seawater and marine and industrial atmosphere. It also has very good weldability and good cold formability. It is a medium to high strength alloy with a strength slightly higher than 5251 and a medium to high fatigue strength.

Properties
Alloy 5052-H32 has a range of useful properties:
Decorative Finish
Hard Wearing
Non-Slip
Corrosion Resistant
Low Maintenance
Anti-Static
Light-weight

Applications
Amongst the applications for Alloy 5052 are:
Treadplate
Boilermaking
Containers
Nameplates
Road Signs
Architectural Paneling
Welded Tubes
Chemical Industry
Irrigation
Desalination units
Pressure Vessels
Rivets

Chemical Composition

BS EN 573-3:2009
Alloy 5052
Chemical Element % Present
Manganese (Mn) 0.0 - 0.10
Iron (Fe) 0.0 - 0.40
Copper (Cu) 0.0 - 0.10
Magnesium (Mg) 2.20 - 2.80
Silicon (Si) 0.0 - 0.25
Zinc (Zn) 0.0 - 0.10
Chromium (Cr) 0.15 - 0.35
Others (Total) 0.0 - 0.15
Other (Each) 0.0 - 0.05
Aluminium (Al) Balance

Alloy Designations

Alloy 5052 corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:

Al Mg 2.5

Al 2.5Mg Cr

 

 

Generic Physical Properties

Physical Property Value
Density 2.68 g/cm³
Melting Point 605 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.7 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 138 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.0495 x10^-6 Ω .m

Mechanical Properties

BS EN 485-2:2008
Sheet and Treadplate - 0.2mm to 6.00mm
Mechanical Property Value
Tensile Strength 210 - 260 MPa
Proof Stress 130 Min MPa
Hardness Brinell 61 HB

Weldability

Weldability – Gas: Good

Weldability – Arc: Very Good

Weldability – Resistance: Very Good

Brazability: Acceptable

Solderability: Not recommended

Fabrication

Workability – Cold: Good

Machinability: Acceptable


Disclaimer

This Data is indicative only and as such is not to be relied upon in place of the full specification. In particular, mechanical property requirements vary widely with temper, product and product dimensions. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by the Company in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

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Material supplied by the Company may vary significantly from this data, but will conform to all relevant and applicable standards.

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