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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C85400 LEADED RED BRASS
Aliases
CDA NUMBER C85400
Common Name 67-1-3-29
Alias Commercial No. 1 Yellow Brass
Alias No. 1 Yellow Brass
Alias 403
Specification Composition
Minimum Maximum
Copper (Cu) 65 70
Tin (Sn) 0.5 1.5
Lead (Pb) 1.5 3.8
Zinc (Zn) 24 32
Iron (Fe) 0.7
Nickel (Ni) 1
Aluminum (Al) 0.35
Silicon (Si) 0.05
Copper + Sum of Named Elements 98.9
Specification Properties
(Heat Treat 'F' Denotes As Cast) Heat Treat State Minimum
Tensile Strength (ksi)
Yield Strength (.5% extension under load) (ksi)
Elongation (2 inch gauge length) (%)
Typical Properties
Heat Treat State Typical
Modulus of Elasticity (ksi) 15000
Machinability (% of free cutting brass) 30
Melting Range (Liquidus-Solidus)(F) 1750-1680
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (per F @ 68-400F) .0000111
Thermal Conductivity (Btu/sq.ft/ft./hr/F @ 68F) 70
Specific Heat (Btu/lb/F @ 68F) .09
Electrical Conductivity (% IACS @ 68F) 28
Density (lb/cu.in. @ 68F) .308
Patternmakers Shrinkage (in/ft) 3/16
Drossing High
Gassing Low
Fluidity Low
Shrinkage High
Casting Yield Medium
Corrosion Resistance*
*While corrosion reistance is listed for food products, certain alloys may be unacceptable for other reasons.
Acetic Acid, 50% Not Recommended
Ammonia, Moist Gas Not Recommended
Phosphoric Acid Not Recommended
Picric Acid Not Recommended
Potassium Chloride Not Recommended
Potassium Cyanide Not Recommended
Oleic Acid Not Recommended
Acetic Acid, 20 % Not Recommended
Nitric Acid Not Recommended
Acetic Acid, Glacial Not Recommended
Acetone Excellent Resistance
Acetylene Explosive!
Alcohols Excellent Resistance
Aluminum Chloride Not Recommended
Acetate Solvents Acceptable
Magnesium Sullate Not Recommended
Copper Sulfate Not Recommended
Linseed Oil Excellent Resistance
Liquor,Black Not Recommended
Liquor,Green Not Recommended
Liquor, White Not Recommended
Oxalic Acid Not Recommended
Magnesium Hydroxide Acceptable
Ammonia,Moisture-Free Excellent Resistance
Mercury, Mercury Salts Not Recommended
Milk Excellent Resistance
Molasses Excellent Resistance
Natural Gas Excellent Resistance
Nickel Chloride Not Recommended
Nickel Sulfate Not Recommended
Magnesium Chloride Not Recommended
Carbon Tetrachloride, Dry Excellent Resistance
Aluminum Sulfate Not Recommended
Calcium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Calcium Hypochlorite Not Recommended
Cane Sugar Syrups Excellent Resistance
Carbonated Beverages Not Recommended
Calcium Chloride (acid) Not Recommended
Carbon Dioxide, Moist Not Recommended
Calcium Bisulfite Not Recommended
Carbon Tetrachloride, Moist Acceptable
Chlorine, Dry Excellent Resistance
Chlorine,Moist Not Recommended
Chromic Acid Not Recommended
Citric Acid Excellent Resistance
Cottonseed Oil Excellent Resistance
Carbon Dioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Barium Sulfide Not Recommended
Ammonium Chloride Not Recommended
Ammonium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Ammonium Nitrate Not Recommended
Ammonium Sulfate Not Recommended
Aniline and Aniline Dyes Not Recommended
Calcium Chloride (alkaline) Not Recommended
Barium Chloride Not Recommended
Lacquers Excellent Resistance
Beer Not Recommended
Beet Sugar Syrup Excellent Resistance
Benzine Excellent Resistance
Benzol Excellent Resistance
Boric Acid Excellent Resistance
Butane Excellent Resistance
Asphalt Excellent Resistance
Sulfuric Acid, 78% to 90% Not Recommended
Trichlorethylene, Moist Excellent Resistance
Sulfur, Solid Not Recommended
Sulfur Chloride Not Recommended
Sulfur Dioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Sulfur Dioxide, Moist Not Recommended
Sodium Sulfite, Thiosulfate Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, 78% or Less Not Recommended
Sodium Sulfate, Silicate Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, 90% to 95% Not Recommended
Sulfuric Acid, Fuming Not Recommended
Tannic Acid Excellent Resistance
Tartaric Acid Excellent Resistance
Toluene Acceptable
Lactic Acid Not Recommended
Sulfur Trioxide, Dry Excellent Resistance
Sodium Chloride Not Recommended
Potassium Sulfate Not Recommended
Propane Gas Excellent Resistance
Sea Water Not Recommended
Soap Solutions Not Recommended
Sodium Bicarbonate Excellent Resistance
Stearic Acid Excellent Resistance
Sodium Carbonate Not Recommended
Turpentine Excellent Resistance
Sodium Cyanide Not Recommended
Sodium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Sodium Hypochlorite Not Recommended
Soduim Nitrate Acceptable
Sodium Peroxide Acceptable
Sodium Phosphate Excellent Resistance
Sodium Bisulfate Not Recommended
Hydrochloric or Muriatic Acid Not Recommended
Trichlorethylene, Dry Excellent Resistance
Furfural Excellent Resistance
Gasoline Excellent Resistance
Gelatin Excellent Resistance
Glucose Excellent Resistance
Freon Excellent Resistance
Glycerine Excellent Resistance
Formic Acid Acceptable
Hydrofluoric Acid Acceptable
Hydrofluosilicic Acid Not Recommended
Hydrogen Excellent Resistance
Hydrogen Peroxide Not Recommended
Hydrogen Sulfide,Dry Not Recommended
Hydrogen Sulfide, Moist Not Recommended
Glue Excellent Resistance
Zinc Sulfate Not Recommended
Varnish Excellent Resistance
Vinegar Not Recommended
Water, Acid Mine Not Recommended
Water, Condensate Excellent Resistance
Water, Potable Acceptable
Fuel Oil Excellent Resistance
Zinc Chloride Not Recommended
Lacquer Thinners Excellent Resistance
Creosote Not Recommended
Ethers Excellent Resistance
Ethylene Glycol Excellent Resistance
Ferric Chloride,Sulfate Not Recommended
Ferrous Chloride, Sullate Not Recommended
Formaldehyde Excellent Resistance
Whiskey Not Recommended
Potassium Hydroxide Not Recommended
Applications
Base
Boat Hardware
Electrical Hardware
Fire Equipment
Fittings
Gas
Hydraulic Pressure Castings
Impellers
Injectors
Ornamental Fixtures
Plumbing Goods
Small Gears
Valves - Low Pressure Bodies
Valves - Trim
Valves - Vapor
Water Pump Parts
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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.