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Prepared by:

Aries Fernan M. Garcia


2012-17976
Red Brass/ Gunmetal:
A Copper Casting Alloy
• 85 % Copper
• 15 % Zinc
• ~0.05% Lead
• ~0.05% Iron
Important Physical and Chemical
Properties
• Corrosion-resistant (Resistance to
dezincification and season cracking)
• Good machinability
• Not ferromagnetic; Easily recyclable
Fabrication Considerations Process

Melting
Lower MP:
990 °C-1025 °C
Properties (provided by CDA)
Joining Technique Suitability Hot Rolling
Soldering Excellent 1450°F-1650°F
~788 °C-899 °C
Brazing Good
Oxyacetylene Welding Not Recommended Annealing and
Gas Shielded Arc Not Recommended Cold Rolling
800°F-1350°F
Welding
~427 °C-732 °C
Coated Metal Arc Fair
Welding
Finish Rolling
Economic Considerations
• Practical price range (Low-cost)
• Highly Recyclable
• Scrap Price: $1.72/lb (CMC Recycling, Last Updated: 2/13/2017 10:20 AM)
Applications to Chemical
Engineering
Plumbing Equipment

• Flow
• Pipes System
• Fittings • Heat
• Nipples Exchanger
• Condenser
References
“Alloy: C83600 Leaded Red Brass”. In Concast Metal Products Co. Retrieved
from http://www.concast.com/c83600.php
“Brass”. In How Products are Made. Retrieved from
http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Brass.html
“Copper Casting Alloys”. Non-ferrous Founders’ Society & Copper
Development Association.
“Historical Copper Prices and Price Chart”. Retrieved from
http://www.infomine.com/investment/metal-prices/copper/all/
“Red Brass”. In NBM Metals. Retrieved from
http://www.nbmmetals.com/collections/red-brass
“Red Brass Fittings and Nipples”. In Mueller Industries. Retrieved from
http://www.muellerindustries.com/products/plumbing/metal-
fittings-and-nipples/red-brass
“Red Brass UNS C23000”. In Azo Materials. Retrieved from
http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6338.
“Uses of Alloy 230 Red Brass Wire”. In Arcor electronics. Retrieved from
http://www.arcorelectronics.com/resources/alloy-red-brass-wire/