Alloy Guide Sheet Terms of Use

Use Good Design Principles

1. St. Paul Foundry is providing this information on metal characteristics for informational purposes only. Before making a final decision on alloy selection consider the following and all other appropriate design and specification principles. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

2. Consult the appropriate specification from an accredited specifying body (ASTM, SAE, Federal or Military) to determine current minimum values of this alloy.

3. Use appropriate design safety factors.

4. Use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to help identify possible weaknesses in designs and specifications.

5. Use computerized stress analysis tools.

6. Use appropriate certification requirements for your casting suppliers. These may include test bars, chemical certifications, radiography, dye penetrant or other non-destructive testing methods.

7. Test your design to failure in a controlled environment. Then test it to failure in a simulation of its end use.

8. You and you alone are responsible for the suitability of your design and the materials that you select.

Disclaimer

WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE BY ST. PAUL FOUNDRY (SPF) TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. BY ACCESSING THIS INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT IT MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME, IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, THAT NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE ABOUT ITS CONTENT OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THAT SPF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM, OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM YOUR REVIEW, USE, OR POSSESSION OF THIS INFORMATION.



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C83600 LEADED RED BRASS
Aliases
CDA NUMBER C83600
Common Name 85-5-5-5
Alias 85 Triple 5
Alias Red
Alias Leaded Red Brass
Alias C836
Alias 836
Alias 115
Alias Composition Bronze
Alias Ounce Metal
SAE 40
Nearest Applicable Casting Standards
ASTM (B Series) B584
SAE (J Series) 461, 462
Federal (QQ-C- Series) 390
Military (Mil-C- Series) 22229
Specification Composition
Minimum Maximum
Copper (Cu) 84 86
Tin (Sn) 4 6
Lead (Pb) 4 6
Zinc (Zn) 4 6
Iron (Fe) 0.3
Antimony (SB) 0.25
Nickel (Ni) 1
Sulphur (S) 0.08
Phosphorous (P) 0.05
Aluminum (Al) 0.005
Silicon (Si) 0.005
Copper + Sum of Named Elements 99.3
Phosphorous shall be 1.5%, Max for continuous castings 1.5
Specification Properties
(Heat Treat 'F' Denotes As Cast) Heat Treat State Minimum
Tensile Strength (ksi) 30
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi) 14
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%) 20
Typical Properties
Heat Treat State Typical
Reduction of Area (%) 30
Modulus of Elasticity (ksi) 13500
Hardness (Brinell) (HB @ 500kg) 62
Machinability (% of free cutting brass) 84
Fatigue Strength (10^8 cycles) (ksi) 11
Impact Strength (Charpy) (ft-lb) 11
Impact Strength (Izod) (ft-lb) 10
Compressive Strength (0.001 in. set/in.) (ksi) 14.4
Compressive Strength (0.010 in. set/in.) (ksi) 17.4
Compressive Strength (0.100 in. set/in.) (ksi) 37.5
Creep Strength (0.00001% per hour) (ksi) 12.5 @ 350F
Melting Range (Liquidus-Solidus)(F) 1568-1849
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (per F @ 68-400F) 0.0000101
Thermal Conductivity (Btu/sq.ft/ft./hr/F @ 68F) 41.6
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/F @ 68F) 0.09
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) 15
Density (lb/cu.in. @ 68F) 0.318
Pouring Temperature (Light Castings) (F) 2100-2350
Pouring Temperature (Heavy Castings) (F) 1950-2150
Patternmakers Shrinkage (in/ft) 11/64
Drossing Low
Gassing Medium
Fluidity Medium
Shrinkage Medium
Corrosion Resistance*
*While corrosion reistance is listed for food products, certain alloys may be unacceptable for other reasons.
Acetate Solvents Excellent Resistance
Formaldehyde Excellent Resistance
Glycerine Excellent Resistance
Glue Excellent Resistance
Glucose Excellent Resistance
Gelatin Excellent Resistance
Gasoline Excellent Resistance
Furfural Excellent Resistance
Fuel Oil Excellent Resistance
Whiskey Not Recommended
Formic Acid Excellent Resistance
Hydrofluosilicic Acid Acceptable
Ferrous Chloride, Sullate Not Recommended
Ferric Chloride,Sulfate Not Recommended
Ethylene Glycol Excellent Resistance
Ethers Excellent Resistance
Creosote Acceptable
Zinc Sulfate Excellent Resistance
Natural Gas Excellent Resistance
Freon Excellent Resistance
Linseed Oil Excellent Resistance
Acetic Acid, 50% Acceptable
Milk Excellent Resistance
Mercury, Mercury Salts Not Recommended
Magnesium Sullate Acceptable
Magnesium Hydroxide Acceptable
Magnesium Chloride Excellent Resistance
Liquor, White Not Recommended
Hydrochloric or Muriatic Acid Not Recommended
Liquor,Black Acceptable
Hydrofluoric Acid Acceptable
Lactic Acid Excellent Resistance
Lacquer Thinners Excellent Resistance
Lacquers Excellent Resistance
Hydrogen Sulfide, Moist Not Recommended
Hydrogen Sulfide,Dry Not Recommended
Hydrogen Peroxide Not Recommended
Hydrogen Excellent Resistance
Water, Potable Excellent Resistance
Liquor,Green Not Recommended
Sodium Carbonate Excellent Resistance
Sodium Sulfite, Thiosulfate Not Recommended
Sodium Sulfate, Silicate Acceptable
Sodium Phosphate Excellent Resistance
Sodium Peroxide Acceptable
Soduim Nitrate Acceptable
Sodium Hypochlorite Not Recommended
Sodium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Zinc Chloride Not Recommended
Sodium Chloride Excellent Resistance
Sulfur Chloride Not Recommended
Sodium Bisulfate Not Recommended
Sodium Bicarbonate Excellent Resistance
Soap Solutions Acceptable
Sea Water Excellent Resistance
Propane Gas Excellent Resistance
Potassium Sulfate Excellent Resistance
Potassium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Sodium Cyanide Not Recommended
Tannic Acid Excellent Resistance
Water, Condensate Excellent Resistance
Water, Acid Mine Not Recommended
Vinegar Acceptable
Varnish Excellent Resistance
Turpentine Excellent Resistance
Trichlorethylene, Moist Excellent Resistance
Trichlorethylene, Dry Excellent Resistance
Stearic Acid Excellent Resistance
Tartaric Acid Excellent Resistance
Sulfur, Solid Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, Fuming Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, 90% to 95% Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, 78% to 90% Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, 78% or Less Acceptable
Sulfur Trioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Sulfur Dioxide, Moist Acceptable
Sulfur Dioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Nickel Chloride Excellent Resistance
Toluene Excellent Resistance
Cane Sugar Syrups Acceptable
Beer Acceptable
Beet Sugar Syrup Acceptable
Benzine Excellent Resistance
Benzol Excellent Resistance
Boric Acid Excellent Resistance
Butane Excellent Resistance
Calcium Bisulfite Acceptable
Calcium Chloride (acid) Acceptable
Calcium Chloride (alkaline) Not Recommended
Barium Sulfide Not Recommended
Calcium Hypochlorite Acceptable
Carbonated Beverages Not Recommended
Carbon Dioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Molasses Excellent Resistance
Carbon Tetrachloride, Dry Excellent Resistance
Carbon Tetrachloride, Moist Acceptable
Chlorine, Dry Excellent Resistance
Chlorine,Moist Acceptable
Chromic Acid Not Recommended
Citric Acid Excellent Resistance
Copper Sulfate Excellent Resistance
Cottonseed Oil Excellent Resistance
Calcium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Picric Acid Not Recommended
Carbon Dioxide, Moist Acceptable
Barium Chloride Excellent Resistance
Nickel Sulfate Excellent Resistance
Nitric Acid Not Recommended
Oleic Acid Acceptable
Phosphoric Acid Excellent Resistance
Potassium Chloride Excellent Resistance
Potassium Cyanide Not Recommended
Acetic Acid, 20 % Acceptable
Acetic Acid, Glacial Excellent Resistance
Acetone Excellent Resistance
Ammonium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Asphalt Excellent Resistance
Oxalic Acid Acceptable
Acetylene Explosive!
Ammonium Sulfate Acceptable
Ammonium Nitrate Not Recommended
Aniline and Aniline Dyes Not Recommended
Ammonium Chloride Not Recommended
Ammonia,Moisture-Free Excellent Resistance
Ammonia, Moist Gas Not Recommended
Aluminum Sulfate Acceptable
Aluminum Chloride Not Recommended
Alcohols Excellent Resistance
Applications
Adapter
Adapter - Suction
Adapter Suction
Air Seal
Also Used Wca
Auto Control Lever
Backing Plate Round
Base
Bearing
Bearing Block
Bearing Bracket
Bezel Opening
Boat Hardware
Body
Body - Volute
Body Cap
Bolt
Bonnet
Book Ends
Bridge Plate
Brushholder
Cam
Capstan Head Cover
Case
Casing
Chain Housing
Channel Ring
Clock Components
Collector Ring
Control Handle
Cover
Cylinder
Direct Acting Operator
Discharge Manifold
Dome
Donut
Door Frame
Elbow
Elbow Relief Valve
Electrical Hardware
End Plate
Extension - Suction
Extension Discharge
Faceplate
Fire Equipment
Fitter
Fitting - Suction
Fittings
Flange
Flange - Blind
Flange - Tapped Np
Flange Bushing
Flange Tapped
Flanged Adaptor
Flanged Body
Flanged Elbow
Flap Tucker Arm
Flapper Valve
Flask
Flinger Ring
Gas
Gear
Gear Housing
Gland
Gooseneck
Gooseneck Joint
Gooseneck Swivel
Grate
Grease Seal Half
Grill Wall Mount
Half Grease Icing
Hall Station Faceplate
Head
Housing
Housing Valve
Hub
Hub Rotor
Hydraulic Pressure Castings
Ice Breaker
Impeller
Impellers
Impellor
Injectors
Inside Lug
Intake Fitting
Jet Housing
Latch
Legged Plate
Lock Nut
Lower Head
Lower Oil Seal
Magneto Body
Manual Transfer Cover
Memorial Plaque
Mic Head Mount
Mid Section
Motor Base
Neck
Nozzle
Nozzle - Hose
Nozzles
Nut
Oil Seal
Oil Seal - Outer
Oil Seal Half
Oil Seal Machined
Oil Seal Outer
Operating Nut
Ornamental Fixtures
Packing Housing
Plate
Plug
Plug ()
Plumbing Goods
Pot Cover
Pressure Plate
Pump Body
Pumper Nozzle
Pusher Plate
Ring
Rotor Housing
Rudder Port
Seat
Shaft Seal
Sheave Bracket
Sleeve Bearing
Slide
Small Gears
Spacer
Spring Button
Spring Chambe
Spring Chamber
Sprinkler Nozzle
Starwheel Lever
Strainer Cap
Stuffing Box Gland
Suction Adapter
Suction Fitting
Support
Tapped Flange
Terminal
Thermostat
Thrust Nut
Transfer Valve
Transfer Valve Brg
Two Level Plaque
Upper Oil Seal
Valve Body
Valve Brg
Valve Housing
Valve Seat
Valves - Low Pressure Bodies
Valves - Trim
Valves - Vapor
Volute
Volute Body
Washer
Water Bonnet
Water Pump Parts
Wax Pot Housing
Wear Ring
Wedge Adapter
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Alloy Guide Sheet Terms of Use

Use Good Design Principles

1. St. Paul Foundry is providing this information on metal characteristics for informational purposes only. Before making a final decision on alloy selection consider the following and all other appropriate design and specification principles. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

2. Consult the appropriate specification from an accredited specifying body (ASTM, SAE, Federal or Military) to determine current minimum values of this alloy.

3. Use appropriate design safety factors.

4. Use Failure Modes and Effects Analysis to help identify possible weaknesses in designs and specifications.

5. Use computerized stress analysis tools.

6. Use appropriate certification requirements for your casting suppliers. These may include test bars, chemical certifications, radiography, dye penetrant or other non-destructive testing methods.

7. Test your design to failure in a controlled environment. Then test it to failure in a simulation of its end use.

8. You and you alone are responsible for the suitability of your design and the materials that you select.

Disclaimer

WHILE EVERY EFFORT IS MADE BY ST. PAUL FOUNDRY (SPF) TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. BY ACCESSING THIS INFORMATION, YOU AGREE THAT IT MAY BE REVISED AT ANY TIME, IT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, THAT NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION IS MADE ABOUT ITS CONTENT OR SUITABILITY FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THAT SPF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM, OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM YOUR REVIEW, USE, OR POSSESSION OF THIS INFORMATION.