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5083 Aluminum Pipe

Due to its excellent corrosion resistance, especially in seawater environments, 5083 aluminum tubing is primarily used in the marine industry. In addition to its outstanding corrosion resistance, 5083 aluminum tubing also exhibits excellent welding characteristics, making it highly suitable for the fabrication of pressure vessels.

Standard specifications

ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B429

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Alloy Temper OD(inch) Wall(inch)
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 6.693 0.394
5083 H112 8.661 0.394
5083 H112 9.055 0.394
5083 H112 9.055 0.394

Aluminium 5083 pipes equivalent grades

EU USA Germany Japan France England Russia
ENAW-AlMg4.5Mn0.7 A95083 AlMg4.5Mn 5082 5183 5083 AMg4.5

The physical properties of 5083 aluminum tubing

Density 2.650 g/cm3
Melting Point 570°C
Modulus of Elasticity 72 GPa
Electrical Resistivity 0.058×10-6 Ω.m
Thermal Conductivity 121 W/m.K
Thermal Expansion 25×10-6 /K

The mechanical properties of 5083 aluminum tubing

Proof Stress 125 Min MPa
Tensile Strength 275 - 350 MPa
Hardness Brinell 75 HB
Elongation 12 %

The chemical composition of 5083 aluminum pipe

Element Composition (%)
Si 0.4
Fe 0.4
Cu 0.1
Mn 0.4-1.0
Mg 4.0-4.9
Zn 0.25
Ti 0.15
Cr 0.05-0.25
Al Balance

The production method of 5083 aluminum pipe

Extrusion method

Preheated 5083 aluminum alloy billets are fed into a continuous extrusion machine, which extrudes them into the desired tubular shape. This method is suitable for large-diameter pipes and complex cross-sectional shapes.

Forging method

5083 aluminum billets can be transformed into tubes through a forging process by placing the billet into a mold and applying high pressure to alter its shape, ultimately forming the tube.

Welding method

5083 aluminum sheets or 5083 aluminum alloy coils are joined into tubes using welding processes. Welding methods include TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), MIG (Metal Inert Gas), electron beam welding, and others.

The characteristics of 5083 aluminum tubing

5083 aluminum alloy contains 5.2% magnesium, 0.1% manganese, and 0.1% chromium. In the annealed state, it exhibits high strength and maintains good formability due to excellent ductility.

5083 aluminum tubing possesses high corrosion resistance, making it particularly suitable for marine applications, but it is not recommended for use in applications exceeding 65°C.

5083 aluminum is a high-strength magnesium-manganese-chromium-aluminum alloy. It can be hardened through cold working but cannot be heat-treated to achieve higher strength levels. It possesses good ductility at its strength levels, surpassing most other alloys in the 5000 series.

The characteristics of 5083 aluminum tubing

The applications of 5083 aluminum pipe


5083 aluminum tubing is widely used in the structural components of aircraft, rockets, missiles, and other aerospace vehicles due to its lightweight, high corrosion resistance, and welding capabilities. These applications include missile launch tubes and missile casings.

Marine engineering

5083 aluminum tubing is used in marine engineering for manufacturing ship hulls, decks, marine tanks, offshore platforms, and diving equipment due to its corrosion resistance, which allows it to maintain excellent performance in saltwater environments.

Pressure vessels

5083 aluminum tubing is suitable for manufacturing various types of pressure vessels, including boilers, gas cylinders, and chemical reactors. Its high strength and corrosion resistance make it a safe and reliable choice.

Oil and gas industry

5083 aluminum tubing is used in the oil and gas exploration and transmission equipment, including well pipes, gas pipes, pipelines, valves, and tanks, due to its ability to withstand corrosive oil and gas media.

The applications of 5083 aluminum pipe

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