Hussey Copper

Hussey Copper

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CDA Copper No. C 706 00

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Copper Nickel, 10%

COMPOSITION (%)

 NominalMinimumMaxiumum
Copper88.6
Lead.02
Iron1.41.01.8
Zinc0.5
Nickel10.09.011.00
Manganese1.0
Phosphorus.02
Sulphur.02
Carbon.05
Copper plus sum of named elements99.5

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

 English UnitsC.G.S. Units
Melting Point (Liquidus)2,100°F1,150°C
Melting Point (Solidus)2,010°F1,100°C
Density.323 lb./cu. in. @ 68°F8.94 gm./cu. cm @ 20°C
Specific Gravity8.948.94
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion.0000095 per °F from 68°F to 572°F.0000171 per °C from 20°C to 300°C
Thermal Conductivity26 Btu./sq. ft./ft./hr./°F @ 68°F.11 cal./sq. cm/cm/sec./°C @ 20°C
Electrical Resistivity (Annealed)115 Ohms (circ. mil./ft.) @ 68°F19.1 Microhm-cm @ 20°C
Electrical Conductivity* (Annealed)9.0% IACS @ 68°F.0522 Megohm-cm @ 20°C
Thermal Capacity (Specific Heat).09 Btu./lb./°F @ 68°F.09 cal/gm./°C @ 20°C
Modulus of Elasticity (Tension)18,000,000 psi12,700 Kg/sq. mm
Modulus of Rigidity6,800,000 psi4,800 Kg/sq. mm

*Volume basis

 

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Size SectionTemperTensile Strength psiYield Strength (.5% Extension Under Load) psiReduction of Area %Elongation in 2” %Rockwell HardnessShear Stength psiFatigue Strength
FB30TpsiMillion Cycles
Strip
0.050 in.0.025 mm44,00016,00042651526
Half Hard60,00057,000101007270

The values listed above represent reasonable approximations suitable for general engineering use. Due to commercial variations in composition and to manufacturing limitations, they should not be used for specification purposes. See applicable A.S.T.M. specification references.

 

Typical Uses

Industrial: Condensers, condenser plates, ferrules, welded tubing for evaporators, heat exchangers, distillers, saltwater piping, ship hull plates

Common Fabrication Processes

Forming and bending, welding, drawing, shearing, and stamping

Fabrication Properties

Capacity for being Cold Worked: Good

Capacity for being Hot Formed: Good

Hot Forgeability Rating (Forging Brass=100): —

Hot Working Temperature: 1,550-1,750°F or 850-950°C

Annealing Temperature: 1,100-1,500°F or 600-825°C

Machinability Rating (Free Cutting Brass =100): 20

Suitability for being
joined by:

  • Soldering: Excellent
  • Brazing: Excellent
  • Oxyacetylene Welding: Fair
  • Carbon Arc Welding: Not Recommended
  • Gas Shield Arc Welding: Excellent
  • Coated Metal Arc Welding: Good
  • Resistance Welding (Spot): Good
  • Resistance Welding (Seam): Good
  • Resistance Welding (Butt): Excellent
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