Aluminized aluminum-scandium alloy developed by RUSAL, a leading global aluminum producer, has been approved for inclusion in the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS), the company announced today. The advantages of the new alloy are that it is lighter in weight and has a lower environmental impact.
Modifications have been made to the Russian Classification Society's Rules for the Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships, as well as its Rules for Technical Supervision during Shipbuilding and the Manufacturing of Materials and Products for Ships. The Russian Classification Society is a subsidiary organization of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (Russian Maritime Register of Shipping). In addition to the requirements for welded joints, the aluminum-scandium alloy 1581 (AlMg-Sс), developed by RUSAL, using cold chamber die casting to improve quality is now included in the relevant sections of the rules.
With the properties of semi-finished products made from the new alloy, ship parts can be lighter and fuel consumption can be reduced, with the result that the environmental impact of the new alloy is reduced to an absolute minimum. Engineers will be able to use semi-finished products during the design phase as a result of the addition of RUSAL's new alloy to the Maritime Register. Russian shipbuilding industry leader Viktor Mann stated that this is essential for a dynamic and developing industry such as shipbuilding in Russia and around the world.
Developed by RUSAL, ScAlution is a new brand of aluminium-scandium solutions that was launched in April of this year. Alloys, through their technological, physical, and mechanical properties, aid in the reduction of vehicle weight, as well as the reduction of fuel consumption and the emission of pollutants into the environment. Within the aluminum-consuming industries, there is a high level of demand for these aluminum alloys.