The flexibility in using conductors with Al alloy 6201 allow optimized characteristics for transmission and distribution line projects wich require suitable mechanical strength and electrical conductivity. It is a very interesting option, which must be carefully evaluated in order to achieve the following benefits:
- Higher project versatility
- Good corrosion resistance
- High tensile strength/weight
- More simple acessories
- High strength to creep
- Less losses
- All benefits mentioned above contribute to reduce costs in a project.
Basically, the material is an Alloy with Magnesium/Silicon-added providing approximately twice of mechanical strength, compared to Al 1350, used in ACSR cables.
Resistance To Corrosion.
Its major difference in respect to other alternative alloys is the thermal treatment method, solubilization before drawing, which provides to material a significant increase of resistance to corrosion.
The higher surface hardness of the Al Alloy 6201, twice as much as Al 1350, gives to conductors a higher resistance to abrasion when compared to others alloys.