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Chemical Composition
Element
Cu(1,2)PbZnFeNi(3)Mn
(1) Cu + Sum of Named Elements 99.5% min. (2) Cu value includes Ag. (3) Ni value includes Co.
Min (%)0.4029.0
Max (%)Rem0.051.01.033.01.0
Mechanical Properties*
Form
Temper
Temper Code
Tensile Strength
(ksi)
YS-0.5% Ext
(ksi)
Elongation
(%)
Rockwell B scale
Rockwell F scale
Section Size
(in)
Cold Work
(%)
Flat ProductsAs Hot RolledM2055   Typ
20   Typ
45   Typ
35   Typ
1
Rod1/2 HardH0275   Typ
70   Typ
15   Typ
80   Typ
120
TubeNominal Grain Size 0.025 mmOS02560   Typ
25   Typ
45   Typ
45   Typ
80   Typ
Nominal Grain Size 0.035 mmOS03554   Typ
45   Typ
36   Typ
77   Typ
* Measured at room temperature, 68°F (20°C).
Physical Properties
Melting Point - Liquidus°F2260
Melting Point - Solidus°F2140
Densitylb/cu in. at 68°F0.323
Specific Gravity8.94
Electrical Conductivity% IACS at 68°F4.6
Thermal ConductivityBtu/ sq ft/ ft hr/ °F at 68°F17
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 68-57210⁻⁶ per °F (68 – 572°F)9
Specific Heat CapacityBtu/ lb /°F at 68°F0.09
Modulus of Elasticity in Tensionksi22000
Modulus of Rigidityksi8300
Fabrication Properties
Technique Suitability
SolderingExcellent
BrazingExcellent
Oxyacetylene WeldingGood
Gas Shielded Arc WeldingExcellent
Coated Metal Arc WeldingExcellent
Spot WeldExcellent
Seam WeldExcellent
Butt WeldExcellent
Capacity for Being Cold WorkedGood
Capacity for Being Hot FormedGood
Machinability Rating20
Common Fabrication Processes
  • Forming and Bending
  • Welding
    
Thermal Properties
Treatment Minimum* Maximum*
* Temperature is measured in Fahrenheit.
Annealing12001500
Hot Treatment17001900
Typical uses
Product Category Product Reason Category Reason
IndustrialBoiler PartsConductivity (Thermal)Thermal Conductivity
Boiler PartsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Boiler PartsWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Condenser ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Condenser ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Condenser ComponentsForming CharacteristicsFormability
Condenser ComponentsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Condenser PlatesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Condenser PlatesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Condenser PlatesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Condenser PlatesForming CharacteristicsFormability
Condenser PlatesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
CondensersMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Distiller TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Distiller TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Distiller TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Distiller TubesForming CharacteristicsFormability
Distiller TubesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Distiller TubesWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Evaporator TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Evaporator TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Evaporator TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Evaporator TubesForming CharacteristicsFormability
Evaporator TubesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Evaporator TubesWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
FerrulesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
FerrulesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
FerrulesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
FerrulesForming CharacteristicsFormability
FerrulesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Flexible Metal HoseCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Flexible Metal HoseCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Flexible Metal HoseForming CharacteristicsFormability
Heat Exchanger ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Heat Exchanger ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Heat Exchanger ComponentsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Heat Exchanger ComponentsForming CharacteristicsFormability
Heat Exchanger ComponentsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Heat Exchanger TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Heat Exchanger TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Heat Exchanger TubesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Heat Exchanger TubesForming CharacteristicsFormability
Heat Exchanger TubesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Heat Exchanger TubesWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Process EquipmentCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Process EquipmentCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Process EquipmentForming CharacteristicsFormability
Process EquipmentMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Propeller SleevesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Propeller SleevesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Propeller SleevesForming CharacteristicsFormability
Propeller SleevesMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Pump ImpellersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Pump ImpellersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Pump ImpellersWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
RefrigeratorsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
RefrigeratorsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
RefrigeratorsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Weld WireWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Welding Backing RingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Welding Backing RingsWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
MarineFittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
FittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
FittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
FittingsForming CharacteristicsFormability
FittingsFouling ResistanceNon-Fouling
FittingsMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterForming CharacteristicsCold Workability
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterForming CharacteristicsHot Workable
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Pump Bodies and Internal Parts-Sea WaterWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Salt Water FlangesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Salt Water FlangesCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Salt Water FlangesWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Salt Water Pipe FittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Salt Water Pipe FittingsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Salt Water Pipe FittingsWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Salt Water PipingCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Salt Water PipingCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Salt Water PipingWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Sea Water CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Sea Water CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to 700 F.
Sea Water CondensersCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Sea Water CondensersFouling ResistanceNon-Fouling
Sea Water CondensersMechanical PropertiesModerate Strength
Valve Bodies, Sea Water ServiceCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Valve Bodies, Sea Water ServiceCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Valve Bodies, Sea Water ServiceForming CharacteristicsCold Workability
Valve Bodies, Sea Water ServiceForming CharacteristicsHot Workable
Valve Bodies, Sea Water ServiceWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Water Boxes - Salt Water ApplicationsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance
Water Boxes - Salt Water ApplicationsCorrosion ResistanceCorrosion Resistance to Salt Water
Water Boxes - Salt Water ApplicationsWelding CharacteristicsWeldability
Applicable Specifications
Form Sub-Form Specific Sub-Form Application System Standard Description
BarASTMB122/B122MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, AND ROLLED BAR
ASTMB151/B151MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL ROD AND BAR
MILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
SAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
SAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
BoltsASTMF468NONFERROUS BOLTS, HEX CAP SCREWS, AND STUDS FOR GENERAL USE
Condenser & Heat Exchanger Tube with Integral FinsWeldedASTMB956/B956MWELDED COPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY CONDENSER AND HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES WITH INTEGRAL FINS
ElectrodeWeldingAWSA5.6COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY COVERED ELECTRODES
WeldingMILITARYMIL-E-22200/4ELECTRODES, WELDING, COVERED, COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY
ForgingsForgings
NutsASTMF467NONFERROUS NUTS FOR GENERAL USE
PipeSeamlessASMESB466SEAMLESS COPPER-NICKEL PIPE AND TUBE
SeamlessASTMB466/B466MSEAMLESS COPPER-NICKEL PIPE AND TUBE
WeldedASTMB467WELDED COPPER-NICKEL PIPE
PlateCondenser TubeASMESB171COPPER ALLOY CONDENSER TUBE PLATES
ASTMB122/B122MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, AND ROLLED BAR
Condenser TubeASTMB171/B171MCOPPER ALLOY CONDENSER TUBE PLATES
CladASTMB432COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY CLAD STEEL PLATE
MILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
Condenser TubeSAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
SAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
SAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
Condenser TubeSAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
RodASTMB151/B151MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL ROD AND BAR
MILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
ScrewsASTMF468NONFERROUS BOLTS, HEX CAP SCREWS, AND STUDS FOR GENERAL USE
SheetASTMB122/B122MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, AND ROLLED BAR
MILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
SAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
SAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
StripASTMB122/B122MCOPPER-NICKEL-ZINC ALLOY (NICKEL-SILVER) AND COPPER-NICKEL PLATE, SHEET, STRIP, AND ROLLED BAR
MILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
SAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
SAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
StudsASTMF468NONFERROUS BOLTS, HEX CAP SCREWS, AND STUDS FOR GENERAL USE
TubeWelded
Condenser TubeASMESB111COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY SEAMLESS CONDENSER TUBES & FERRULE STOCK
FinnedASMESB359COPPER & COPPER ALLOY SEAMLESS CONDENSER & HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES WITH INTEGRAL FINS
U-BendASMESB395U-BEND SEAMLESS COPPER & COPPER ALLOY HEAT EXCHANGER & CONDENSER TUBE
SeamlessASMESB466SEAMLESS COPPER-NICKEL PIPE AND TUBE
WeldedASMESB543WELDED COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY TUBE
Condenser TubeASTMB111/B111MCOPPER AND COPPER ALLOY SEAMLESS CONDENSER TUBES AND FERRULE STOCK
FinnedASTMB359/B359MCOPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY SEAMLESS CONDENSER AND HEAT EXCHANGER TUBES WITH INTEGRAL FINS
U-BendASTMB395/B395MU-BEND SEAMLESS COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY HEAT EXCHANGER AND CONDENSER TUBES
SeamlessASTMB466/B466MSEAMLESS COPPER-NICKEL PIPE AND TUBE
WeldedASTMB543/B543MWELDED COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY HEAT EXCHANGER TUBE
Condenser TubeASTMB552SEAMLESS AND WELDED COPPER-NICKEL TUBES FOR WATER DESALTING PLANTS
Condenser TubeMILITARYMIL-T-15005TUBES, COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY CONDENSER AND HEAT EXCHANGER
SeamlessMILITARYMIL-T-16420TUBE, COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY, SEAMLESS AND WELDED
FinnedMILITARYMIL-T-22214TUBE, CONDENSER AND HEAT EXCHANGER WITH INTEGRAL FINS
Condenser TubeSAEJ461WROUGHT AND CAST COPPER ALLOYS
Condenser TubeSAEJ463WROUGHT COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
WireMILITARYMIL-C-15726COPPER-NICKEL ALLOY ROD, FLAT PRODUCTS (FLAT WIRE, STRIP, SHEET, BAR, AND PLATE) AND FORGINGS
Corrosion Properties
Environmental Category Specific Environment Resistance Level Corrosion notes
ExcellentResistant at cryogenic and room temperatures
AlkaliAluminum HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Ammonium HydroxideFairReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Barium CarbonateExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Barium HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Black Liquor, Sulfate ProcessGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Calcium HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
LimeExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Lime-SulfurGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Magnesium HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Potassium CarbonateExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Potassium HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Sodium BicarbonateExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Sodium CarbonateExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Sodium HydroxideExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Sodium PhosphateExcellent
Sodium SilicateExcellentCorrosion increases at elevated temperatures and in presence of oxidizers such as chromates or hypochlorates
Sodium SulfideGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
AtmosphereAtmosphere, IndustrialExcellentAffected by pollutants and other environmental factors. Hydrogen sulfide causes rapid tarnishing.
Atmosphere, MarineExcellentProtective green basic copper chloride or carbonate patina.
Atmosphere, RuralExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Chlor. organicCarbon Tetrachloride, DryExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Carbon Tetracholoride, MoistExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures
Chloroform, DryExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Ethyl ChlorideGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Methyl Chloride, DryExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Trichlorethylene, DryExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Trichlorethylene, MoistExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures
Fatty acidOleic AcidExcellentCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Palmitic AcidGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Stearic AcidGoodCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Food/beverageBeerExcellentMay affect color or taste
Beet Sugar SyrupsExcellentMay affect color or taste
Cane Sugar SyrupsExcellentMay affect color or taste
Carbonated BeveragesGoodAcidity increases corrosion. May affect color or taste.
Carbonated WaterGoodAcidity increases corrosion. May affect color or taste.
CiderExcellentMay affect color or taste
CoffeeExcellentMay affect color or taste
Corn OilExcellentMay affect color or taste
Cottonseed OilExcellentMay affect color or taste
Fruit JuicesGoodAcidity increases corrosion. May affect color or taste.
GelatineExcellentMay affect color or taste
MilkExcellentMay affect color or taste
Sugar SolutionsExcellentMay affect color or taste
VinegarGoodAcidity increases corrosion. May affect color or taste.
GasAmmonia, Absolutely DryExcellentRapid corrosion increases with traces of moisture
Ammonia, MoistFairMore corrosion resistant in dry gas
Carbon Dioxide, DryExcellentCorrosion increases with trace of moisture
Carbon Dioxide, MoistGoodMore corrosion resistant in dry gas
HydrogenExcellentCopper and copper alloys containing copper oxide susceptible to attack
OxygenExcellentScaling at elevated temperatures
Halogen gasBromine, DryExcellentRapid corrosion increases with traces of moisture
Bromine, MoistGoodMore corrosion resistant in dry gas
Chlorine, DryExcellentRapid corrosion increases with traces of moisture
Chlorine, MoistGoodMore corrosion resistant in dry gas
HydrocarbonAcetylenePoorForms explosive compound in presence of moisture
AsphaltExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
BenzineExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
BenzolExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
ButaneExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
CreosoteExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
Crude OilGoodCareful consideration must be given to specific contaminants when selecting materials for this complex environment
FreonExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
Fuel OilExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
GasolineExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
Hydrocarbons, PureExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
KeroseneExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
Natural GasExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
ParaffinExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
PropaneExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
TarNot RecommendedContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
TurpentineExcellentContaminants such as water, sulfides, acids and various organic compounds can increase corrosion significantly
Inorg. acid non-ox.Boric AcidExcellentIncreased corrosion at elevated temperatures and with oxidizers including oxygen (air), dichromates, permanganates and sulfates
Carbolic AcidGoodIncreased corrosion at elevated temperatures and with oxidizers including oxygen (air), dichromates, permanganates and sulfates
Hydrobromic AcidFairIncreased corrosion at elevated temperatures and with oxidizers including oxygen (air), dichromates, permanganates and sulfates
Hydrochloric AcidFairGenerally limted to applications in cold, oxidizer free, dilute (<1%) or concentrated solutions
Hydrocyanic AcidPoorReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Hydrofluoric AcidGoodGenerally limted to applications in cold, oxidizer free, dilute (<1%) or concentrated solutions
Hydrofluosilicic AcidGoodGenerally limted to applications in cold, oxidizer free, dilute (<1%) or concentrated solutions
Phosphoric AcidGoodIncreased corrosion at elevated temperatures and with oxidizers including oxygen (air), dichromates, permanganates and sulfates
Sulfuric AcidGoodNot suitable for hot concentrated solutions
Inorg. acid ox.Chromic AcidPoorSevere oxidizing environment.
Nitric AcidPoorSevere oxidizing environment.
Sulfurous AcidFairIncreased corrosion at elevated temperatures and with oxidizers including oxygen (air), dichromates, permanganates and sulfates
Liquid metalMercuryPoorSevere liquid metal embrittlement
MiscellaneousGlueExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Linseed OilGoodLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
RosinExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
SewageExcellentCorrosion affected by salt concentration, temperature, velocity, dissolved oxygen content and pollutants.
Soap SolutionsExcellentCorrosion affected by salt concentration, temperature, velocity, dissolved oxygen content and pollutants.
VarnishExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Neutral/acid saltAlumExcellent
AluminaExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Aluminum ChlorideGoodStrong agitation and aeration increases corrosion
Aluminum SulfateExcellentSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Ammonium ChlorideFairReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Ammonium SulfateGoodReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Barium ChlorideGoodStrong agitation and aeration increases corrosion
Barium SulfateExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Barium SulfideGoodHigh zinc content alloys preferred
Calcium ChlorideExcellentHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Carbon DisulfideGoodHigh zinc content alloys preferred
Magnesium ChlorideGoodHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Magnesium SulfateExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Potassium ChlorideExcellentHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Potassium CyanidePoorReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Potassium Dichromate AcidPoorHighly oxidizing under acidic conditions
Potassium SulfateExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Sodium BisulfateExcellentSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Sodium ChlorideExcellentHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Sodium CyanidePoorLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Sodium Dichromate, AcidPoorHighly oxidizing under acidic conditions
Sodium SulfateExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Sodium SulfiteGoodSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Sodium ThiosulfateGoodHigh zinc content alloys preferred
Zinc ChlorideFairHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Zinc SulfateGoodSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Org. solventAcetoneExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
AlcoholsExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
Amyl AcetateExcellent
Amyl AlcoholExcellent
Butyl AlcoholExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
EthersExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
Ethyl AcetateExcellent
Ethyl AlcoholExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
Lacquer SolventsExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
Methyl AlcoholExcellent
TolueneExcellentResistant up to 200F unless contaminated by water, acids, alkalies or salts
Organic acidAcetic AcidGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Acetic AnhydrideGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Benzoic AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Butyric AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Chloracetic AcidGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Citric AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Formic AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Lactic AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Oxalic AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Tannic AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Tartaric AcidExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Trichloracetic AcidGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Organic comp.AnilineFairCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Aniline DyesFairCorrosion rate increases at elevated temperatures or with traces of moisture
Castor OilExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Ethylene GlycolExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
FormaldehydeExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
FurfuralExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
GlucoseExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
GlycerineExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
LacquersExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Oxidizing saltAmmonium NitrateFairReduced corrosion resistance due to soluble complex ion formation
Bleaching Powder, WetGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
BoraxExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Bordeaux MixtureExcellentLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Calcium BisulfiteGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Calcium HypochloriteGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Copper ChlorideFairSevere oxidizing environment.
Copper NitrateFairOxidizing environment
Copper SulfateGoodHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Ferric ChloridePoorSevere oxidizing environment.
Ferric SulfatePoorSevere oxidizing environment.
Ferrous ChlorideGoodStrong agitation and aeration increases corrosion
Ferrous SulfateGoodHydrolylsis produces weak acidic condition
Hydrogen PeroxideGoodOxidizing environment
Mercury SaltsPoorNoble metal salt, plates on copper surface
Potassium ChromateExcellentSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Silver SaltsPoorNoble metal salt, plates on copper surface
Sodium BisulfiteExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Sodium ChromateExcellentSuitable for neutral or alkaline conditions
Sodium HypochloriteGoodUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Sodium NitrateExcellentUseful corrosion resistance with moderate oxidizers levels and <5% chlorides. Optimum resistance at room temperature and above boiling point.
Sodium PeroxideGoodLow corrosion rates, no localized attack
Sulfur comp.Hydrogen Sulfide, DryExcellentRapid corrosion increases with traces of moisture
Hydrogen Sulfide, MoistFairHigh zinc content alloys preferred
Sulfur Chloride, DryExcellentRapid corrosion increases with traces of moisture
Sulfur Dioxide, DryExcellentScaling at elevated temperatures
Sulfur Dioxide, MoistFairMixed oxide and sulfide scale forms
Sulfur Trioxide, DryExcellentCorrosion increases with trace of moisture
Sulfur, DryExcellentHigh zinc content alloys preferred
Sulfur, MoltenPoorForms non-protective copper sulfide
WaterBrinesExcellentResistant to most oxidizers. Refer to specific salt solution ratings.
Mine WaterFairAcidic waters containing oxidizers are highly corrosive.
Sea WaterExcellentCorrosion affected by salt concentration, temperature, velocity, dissolved oxygen content and pollutants.
SteamExcellentResistant to pure steam. Carbon dixide, dissolved oxygen can increase corrosion. Resistant to ammonia attack.
Water, PotableExcellentCorrosion affected by water chemistry (mineral content, acidity) system design and fabrication. Free carbon dioxide can cause pitting in cold water. Pitting in hot water caused by cathodic deposits.