According to the latest quarterly analysis of the natural gas market released by the International Energy Agency, global natural gas consumption will decline slightly this year and increase slowly in the following years because of soaring prices and the possibility of further reductions in Russian natural gas supplies. Global natural gas use this year is expected to be 0.5% lower than the 2021 level, and global natural gas demand is expected to increase by only 140 billion cubic meters over 2021 by 2025, the report said. The annual growth in 2021 will reach 175 billion cubic meters.
At the same time, the IEA's forecast for natural gas demand growth by 2024 was 60 per cent lower than its previous forecast, mainly due to "a weak economy and a smaller energy shift from coal or oil to natural gas", the report said.
It is worth noting that the South Korean Ministry of Industry, Trade and Resources announced on the same day that it plans to increase the proportion of nuclear power in South Korea's national energy structure to more than 30% by 2030. The proportion is 27.4% in 2021. The department also announced the resumption of the construction of two nuclear reactors. According to reports, after taking office, South Korean President Yoon Sik-Yue rejected the previous government's plan to phase out nuclear power and promised to increase investment in the nuclear power industry, so as to regain South Korea's status as a major exporter of safe nuclear reactors.
In addition, the supply and prices of many international bulk Al-Si alloy are still very uncertain.
What is Aluminium-Silicon Alloy?
Silicon-aluminum alloy is a binary alloy composed of silicon and aluminum, which can maintain the excellent properties of silicon and aluminum respectively.
Silicon is good in metal alloys used for casting. Because it increases the fluidity of the melt, reduces the melting temperature, reduces the shrinkage associated with solidification, and is very cheap as a raw material. Silicon also has a low density (2.34g/cm3), which may be an advantage in reducing the total weight of casting parts. The solubility of silicon in aluminum is very low; therefore, it precipitates in the form of almost pure silicon, which is very hard, thus improving wear resistance. The content of silicon and aluminum is quite rich, and the preparation technology of silicon powder is mature and the cost is low; in addition, this material has no pollution to the environment and is harmless to the human body.
The density of Si-Al alloy is between 2.4g/cm3 and 2.7g/cm3, and the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is between 7-20ppm/℃. The density and thermal expansion coefficient of Si-Al alloy decrease significantly with the increase of silicon content. At the same time, Si-Al alloy also has excellent properties such as good thermal conductivity, high specific strength and stiffness, good coating with gold, silver, copper and nickel, weldable with substrate, easy precision machining and so on.
Silicon-aluminum alloy is a promising electronic packaging material, especially in high-tech fields such as aerospace, space technology and portable electronic devices.
What Kinds of Silicon-Aluminum Alloys are Available?
The important silicon-aluminum alloy in industry can be divided into four categories:
Hypoeutectic silicon aluminum alloy. The silicon content is between 9% and 12%.
Eutectic silicon aluminum alloy. The silicon content is 11% to 13%.
Hypereutectic silicon aluminum alloy. The silicon content is 15% to 20%.
High silicon aluminum alloy. The content of silicon is more than 22%, mainly 25-70%, up to 80%.
What is Aluminium-Silicon Alloy Used For?
High silicon-aluminum alloy material has excellent tribological properties and can be used as an advanced lightweight wear-resistant material for all kinds of transportation tools, power machinery, machine tools and special fasteners.
High silicon-aluminum alloy is widely used as cylinder liner, piston, rotor and brake disc of automobile engine because of its low specific gravity, light weight, good thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion coefficient, volume stability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and so on.
It can also be used for high power integrated circuit packaging.
Heat sink parts.
Al-Si alloy is a strong compound deoxidizer. Replacing pure aluminum in the steelmaking process can improve the utilization rate of deoxidizer, purify molten steel and improve the quality of steel.
What Series is an Aluminium Silicon Alloy?
What is Silumin?
Silumin is a group of lightweight and high strength aluminum alloys based on aluminum-silicon system. Aluminum-silicon alloys usually contain 3% to 25% silicon. Casting is the main use of Al-Si alloys, but they can also be used in rapid solidification process and powder metallurgy. Alloys used in powder metallurgy rather than casting may contain more silicon, up to 50%. Silumin has high corrosion resistance, making it suitable for wet environments.
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The Japanese minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry recently held talks with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and industry in Washington, where he is visiting, and agreed to include basic principles on joint research and development of semiconductors and strengthening of supply chains. Japan's economy, Trade and Industry Minister has asked the United States to increase the Al-Si alloy will continue to increase in the future.
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