C83600

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This group of alloys is typically found in plumbing applications. The most widely used alloy in this family is C84400 Leaded red brass is known for reasonable cost with good machining and casting properties. The lead content ensures pressure tightness. Red brass is also used for low-cost bearing materials under low loads.

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Product Description:. Leaded Red Brass
Solids: 1/2" to 13" OD
Tubes: 1" to 16" OD
Rectangles: Up to 20"
Standard Lengths: 144"

Typical Uses

Architecture: ornamental fixtures
Builders Hardware: hardware
Building: heating equipment, cooling equipment, lightning protection, trowels for cement working
Electrical: switches, electrical equipment, electrical hardware
Fasteners: large hold down screws
Industrial: couplings, handles for dental equipment, air actuators, pressure blocks for steel industry, bearing segments for steel industry, valve bodies, valves, bushings, pump parts, valves, transducer housings, valve bodies for the water meter industry, valves for the water meter industry, rings, printing presses, furnaces, pumps, low-pressure valves, small gears, bearings, pump fixtures, impellers, valve bodies, pumps
Marine: parts for boats, marine products
Plumbing: pipe fittings, fixtures, faucets

Similar or Equivalent Specification

CDA ASTM ASARCON SAE AMS Federal Military Other
C83600 B62
B505
55 40
J461
J463
4855 QQ-C-390, B5;
QQ-B-1005, COMP 2
MIL-B-11553 COMP 2;
MIL-C-14345, ALLOY 1
Ounce
Metal

Chemical Composition

Alloy Cu%1 Sn% Pb% Zn% Fe% Ni%2 Sb% P%3 S% Al% Si%
Chemical Composition according to ASTM B505/B505M-14
1In determining Cu min., Cu may be calculated as Cu + Ni.   2Ni value includes Co.   3For continuous castings, P shall be 1.5%, max.
Note: Cu + Sum of Named Elements, 99.3% min. Single values represent maximums.
C83600 84.00-
86.00
4.00-
6.00
4.00-
6.00
4.00-
6.00
 
0.30
 
1.0
 
0.25
 
1.5
 
0.08
 
0.005
 
0.005

Mechanical Properties (according to ASTM B505/B505M-14)

Tensile Strength (min) Yield Strength (at .5% extension under load min) Elongation (in 2in. or 50mm min, %) Brinell Hardness (min) Remarks
Ksi MPa Ksi MPa      
36 248 19 131 15 N/A

Machinability

Alloy Rating Density
C83600 84 0.318

Physical Properties (provided by CDA)

  US Customary Metric
  • * Field Strength 16 kA/m
Melting Point - Liquidus 1850° F 1010° C
Melting Point - Solidus 1570° F 854° C
Density 0.318 lb/in3 at 68° F 8.83 gm/cm3 at 20° C
Specific Gravity 8.83 8.83
Electrical Resistivity 69.10 ohms-cmil/ft at 68° F 11.49 microhm-cm at 20° C
Electrical Conductivity 15% IACS at 68° F 0.087 MegaSiemens/cm at 20° C
Thermal Conductivity 41.60 Btu · ft/(hr · ft2 · °F) at 68° F 72.0 W/m at 20° C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 10.0 · 10-6 per °F (68°-392° F) 17.3 · 10-6 per °C (20°-200° C)
Specific Heat Capacity 0.090 Btu/lb/°F at 68° F 377.1 J/kg at 293° C
Modulus of Elasticity in Tension 13500 ksi 93100 MPa
Magnetic Permeability* 1. 0 1.0

Fabrication Properties (provided by CDA)

Joining Technique Suitability
Soldering Excellent
Brazing Good
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended
Gas Shielded Arc Welding Not Recommended
Coated Metal Arc Welding Fair

Thermal Properties (provided by CDA)

Treatment Temp./Time - US Temp./Time - SI
Stress Temperature 500 260
Solution Minimum    
Solution Maximum
Solution Time 0.0
Solution Medium None
Precipitation Value    
Precipitation Time    
Precipitation Medium None
Annealing Minimum    
Annealing Maximum    
Annealing Time  
Hot Works Minimum    
Hot Works Maximum    

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