As a typical representative of high-density tungsten-based alloys, tungsten-nickel-iron alloys are widely used due to their higher density, smaller volume expansion coefficient, excellent plasticity, and weldability. Then in which areas can the alloy be used? In this article, let’s take a closer look at the uses of tungsten nickel iron alloys.
Due to its strong X-ray and gamma-ray absorption capacity and excellent processing performance, tungsten-nickel-iron alloy has become an ideal material for radiotherapy collimators and protective parts. It is reported that the alloy material is widely used in various types of CT, linear accelerator, PET, gamma camera, and other equipment, and can provide excellent radiation protection and beam guidance.
The tungsten-nickel-iron counterweight parts are mainly used to make up for the swing, weight transfer, imbalance, and vibration of items to ensure the stability of the center of gravity. Their application areas involve aerospace, automotive industry, sports equipment, crude oil and natural gas drilling, gas turbine counterweights, and precision optical instruments.
In modern warfare, the main targets of attack are tank armor, solid fortifications, and protected combat personnel. To obtain a fatal blow effect, alloy materials with high density, high storage speed, strong penetration ability, and environmental protection characteristics are indispensable.
Tungsten nickel iron alloy can be used for the main pump of cooling system used in nuclear power plants. Due to its high density and performance, after precision machining, it is installed in the main pump of the nuclear power cooling system as an inertia flywheel, so as to ensure that the main pump system can continue to work and cool the nuclear power plant to avoid accidents when the nuclear power plant suddenly fails.
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