In this article, we will highlight, among other things, the properties, advantages and limitations of aluminium, as well as a couple of tips on how to maintain your aluminum profiles so that they last even longer.
Widely used in transport and industry, for example for storage and shipping, aluminum is an incredibly versatile material. Much of the reason for its popularity is its low weight relative to its strength, its long service life and the fact that it requires little maintenance.
In an offshore context, aluminum profiles are often chosen for various types of construction - such as sheds and equipment boxes - due to the corrosion-free properties that allow it to withstand the harsh environment at sea, without requiring additional maintenance.
With its properties, the end user can be confident that the material will hold up well even in the harshest environments.
In recent years, the focus on sustainability, especially at industrial companies and in the energy industry, has meant that the environmental benefits of aluminum have also received a lot of focus. No wonder, as approximately 75% of aluminum that has been produced throughout history is still in use today. Aluminum can be recycled indefinitely without compromising its unique properties or quality.
Although the material itself has a considerably longer lifespan than similar alternatives, such as steel and iron, there are still some measures that can be taken to improve the lifespan even more. Regular washing and drying of dirt and grime will give your profiles even better conditions to last a long time.
When it comes to maintaining aluminum profiles, the best product is a combination of soap and water. Soap and water will remove dirt and stains, while not damaging the surface.
If you want to do a more thorough cleaning, you can use a mild alcohol solution, but we recommend that you speak directly to your supplier for more detailed information about cleaning using alcohol.
Cleaning and cleaning your profiles is important to extend their life and keep them in good condition. Here are some tips on how to clean and care for your profiles:
At Hydal Transportsystemer, we have extensive experience with, and a lot of knowledge about, the production and development of aluminum profiles. Our selection consists of both stocked products, as well as tailor-made solutions that we put together according to your wishes and goals.
Get in touch with us, and we can give you information on how you can cut costs, save the environment and make operations more efficient, using aluminium.