When it comes to the world of aerospace, it’s easy to see why high-quality materials are of the utmost importance. Flying vessels, whether they’re everyday passenger planes or space shuttles, demand an exceptional level of durability in order to stand up to the rigors of extremely high altitudes. Here, we’ll explore how perforated metal tubes are used in the aerospace industry.
Key Filtration Components
One thing that nearly all aerospace vessels have in common is that they’re powered by oil and gas, just like the street vehicles we drive on a day-to-day basis. This means that, much like our personal cars and trucks, they have engines requiring filtration of both oil and air. That’s where metal tubes typically come into the picture.
Filtration is one of the most common uses of perforated tubes. When it comes to oil filters, perforated metal tubes are typically at the very center of the system. The perforations present in these pipes help remove impurities without restricting the oil’s flow throughout the engine.
Although aerospace oil filters serve the same purpose as filters in cars, they’re built significantly different to hold up when faced with extreme temperatures, pressures and overall conditions. This demands extremely strong materials, including titanium(for its strength-to-density ratio, extreme corrosion, and chemical resistance) and Inconel ( a superalloy with a nickel-chromium base, is another prime choice).
Perforated Tubes, Inc. in Space
Throughout decades in the perforated metal tubing industry, Perforated Tubes, Inc. has amassed a great deal of experience creating tubes for a diverse range of industries, with aerospace among them.
Our history with the aerospace industry traces back to our work with NASA’s Space Shuttle, and we also had the privilege of creating a crucial landing component for the Mars Rover. This track record serves as a testament to both the versatility of our products and our ability to manufacture metal tubing that meets the strict standards of aerospace companies around the world.