Alloy is a substance that is composed of two or more metallic or non-metallic elements. By combining different elements, alloys are created to enhance specific properties such as strength, durability, resistance to corrosion, conductivity, and more.
Common examples of alloys are steel an alloy of iron and carbon; bronze an alloy of copper and tin with other elements can be added; brass an alloy of copper and zinc with small another of other elements; aluminum alloys with wide varieties of components, and so on. When compared to metals, alloys differ in their properties and characteristics by composition, applications, and how they are made, and cost.
Alloys play a significant role in thermal engineering, where the focus is on the design and utilization of systems that involve heat transfer and temperature control. Due to their specific thermal properties such as thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, and heat resistance they are used in various engineering applications among are heat exchangers, thermal insulation, turbine and power generation, high-temperature furnaces, and so on.
In fluids engineering alloys contribute to the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of fluid handling systems. Their properties help ensure proper fluid flow, resist corrosion, withstand fluid pressures and temperatures, and maintain structural integrity in a wide range of applications, including industries such as oil and gas, chemical processing, water treatment, HVAC, and many others.
Thermal fluids alloys find applications in various industries where heat transfer, temperature control, and fluid handling are essential. Power generation, oil and gas, chemical processing, automotive, aerospace, aviation are just a few examples of industries where thermal fluids alloys are widely used.