Aluminium pipes are silvery-white and ductile. The metal is a part of the boron group. It is also the third most abundant element present on Earth. The low-density of Aluminium is remarkable. In corrosive environments Aluminium creates a passivating layer, which helps it prevent further damage to its internal structure. Aluminium is mostly alloyed with elements such as zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium and silicon.
These pipes have only 30% of coppers’ density, but have good thermal and electrical conductivity. Aluminium can be classified as a superconductor, as it is capable of conducting 1.2Kelvin temperature, along with a magnetic field of 100 gauss. Aluminium is a non-ferrous material and is also one of the most widely used. Aluminium has found many uses over the years in packaging, construction, cooking utensils, street lightning poles, and electrical transmission lines. The resistance to corrosion of aluminium pipes is excellent, as it can form a thin layer of aluminium oxide protecting it from oxidation. Other elements are added to Aluminium pipes, which give them enhanced properties, while also preserving the low density. These properties make it usable in many applications.