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.
This treadplate is supplied to BS EN 1386.
Alloy 5052-H32 TripleGrip treadplate has a range of useful properties:
~ Decorative Finish
~ Hard Wearing
~ Corrosion Resistant
~ Low Maintenance
Alloy 5052 also corresponds to the following standard designations and specifications but may not be a direct equivalent:
Al 2.5Mg Cr
Alloy 5052-H32 Aalco TripleGrip Treadplate is typically used in a wide range of structural and decorative applications, including:
~ Factory Flooring
~ Flooring and vertical panels in the road transport industry – commercial vehicles, buses, coaches, fire engines, military & utility vehicles, etc.
~ Railway rolling stock
~ Stations and freight terminals for railways, underground railways, ports, cargo handling, etc.
~ Materials handling equipment such as conveyors, airport baggage carousels,
~ Indoor and outdoor walkways, steps, stairways, gantries, bridges, cranes,
~ Decorative indoor and outdoor panels for architectural / building & construction use
~ Horse boxes, trailers, boat trailers, etc.
Workability - Cold: Good
Weldability - Gas: Good
Weldability - Arc: Very Good
Weldability - Resistance: Very Good
Soldeability: Not Recommended
Compared with 5-Bar Treadplate in Alloy 5754-H111
Alloy 5754 has slightly higher corrosion resistance and better weldability than alloy 5052. The two alloys have similar physical and mechanical properties and fabrication performance.
Tensile Strength and Shear Strength are very similar whilst Proof Strength of 5754 is only 100 as against 175 for TripleGrip.