Copper Alloy Applications - Transportation Industry (3)

Update:19-01-2019
Summary:

Railway The electrification of railways requires a larg […]

Railway
The electrification of railways requires a large amount of copper and copper alloys. More than 2 tons of profiled copper wire are required for overhead conductors per kilometer. In order to increase its strength, a small amount of copper (about 1%) or silver (about of%) is often added. In addition, the motors, rectifiers, and control, braking, electrical, and signal systems on the train rely on copper and copper alloys to operate.

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