Eurometaux, July 2013
Copper alloy mesh aquaculture cages improve the sanitary conditions, productivity and sustainability of operations for farmers raising salmon, trout, sea bream, sea bass, cod, cobia, yellow tail and other species
The aim of this publication is to provide engineers with an appreciation of copper alloys commonly used in marine applications. It will provide an overview of the range of alloys and their properties, and give references and sources for further information.
In 2012, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), adopted resolution MEPC 219(63). This establishes the hazard classification criteria for solid substances, transported as bulk cargo, to be considered as “harmful to the marine environment” (HME) for the purposes of restricting the disposal of solid bulk cargo residues under the amended Annex V of the MARPOL Convention.
Copper concentrates are solid mining products transported in bulk. The need for classifications of these materials, for the human health and environmental hazard categories set out in the HME criteria, was assessed following the UN-GHS 4th revision and the ICMM guidance (2013)1 on HME assessment of ores and concentrates.
The results are summarised in this report.
A plan to decarbonise Europe by 25%
ECI’s Copper Wire Newsletter, February 2015
2009 was a difficult year for the copper industry value chain in Europe. The global financial crisis, which resulted in a severe tightening of credit and reprioritised public sector spending, led to dramatic declines in housing starts, lower industry investment and a reduction in the sales of consumer goods, such as cars and electrical products.
Copper is essential for modern living. It delivers electricity and clean water into our homes and cities and makes an important contribution to sustainable development. More than that, it is essential for life itself.
Koppar har en lång livslängd tack vare sin korrosionshärdighet, som med stor marginal övertträffar de flesta andra takmaterial. Korrosion och avrinning med dagvatten är inte samma sak. Mängden koppar som rinner av är i verkligheten väldigt liten, och att när vattnet kommer i kontakt med mark eller strukturer av t.ex. betong runt byggnaden, binds koppar snabbt upp i svårlösliga föreningar. Att välja koppar inom arkitekturen är tryggt (på engelska).