Extruded Seamless Aluminum Tube Applications
Hydrogen storage for hydrogen fuel vehicles
The fact that hydrogen is of the lightest gases in the world means that it can easily leak even through the tightest of spaces. Seamless extruded aluminum tube used as hydrogen gas storage tube has enough thickness between the inner and outer diameter.
This thickness is enough to prevent leakages and breakages. As a result, the light gas is kept inside the tube safely. Large diameter aluminum seamless tubes are used to store as much hydrogen as possible. Even at that, the manufacturers have to factor in the lower and upper flammability limits of the gas.
That will help prevent pushing hydrogen to its blow off limits. Extruded aluminum is also non sparking. This helps prevent irritating the gas past its blow off limits. That way, the vehicle user will move around safely.
The difference in temperatures for gases forms the basis of their separation. The process used is referred to as fractional distillation. This process heats the gases and they are separated when one reaches its boiling points.
Another gas harvested during the separation is oxygen. This is important for the steel industry and is also required in huge amounts. Large diameter seamless aluminum tubes are utilized in the process to make the most of it.
The third gas sought for through the fractional distillation process is nitrogen. It’s an important one for inert gas functions. Besides, it has the biggest contribution of all the gases separated. Other gases sought after include neon, xenon, and krypton. But these ones are found in small amounts.
Seamless aluminum tube is a very important material in the separation process. Its thermal and electrical conductivity features make it one of the most suitable in the game. The separation process starts by turning the air into liquid.
Liquified air is passed though the seamless tubes and the warm lower bottom completes the separation process. These large aluminum tubes have the heat well spread at the lower part and this helps separate argon, nitrogen, and oxygen. Once a metal reaches its boiling point, it leaves for collection.
Aluminum extruded seamless tubes also play an important role in the storage of gas. The extruded metal is preferred because of its improved ability to deal with friction and wear characteristics. Gas cylinders are mostly made using aluminum alloy 6061.
The high thermal conductivity and low density of aluminum makes it a suitable material for gas storage. Besides, the metal has high density and excellent castability which allows it to serve its function effortlessly.
Seamless aluminum metal plays an important role in the construction industry. The tubes are specially designed and fixed together to form strong solid structures. In offices, the seamless aluminum metal is used to partition the building.