Naval Brass: Composition and Applications

Are you looking to source naval brass from a leading distributor? If so, here are some critical factors to consider.

Composition. It is composed of 60 percent copper, 0.75 percent tin, and 39.2 percent zinc.

Characteristics. It has high strength and corrosion resistance. Due to the addition of tin to the alloy it is inherently resistant to dezincification, which further reduces the breaching by seawater even at higher temperatures. The other important characteristic of this alloy is its resistance to wear, fatigue, galling, and stress corrosion cracking.

Applications. Naval brass is extensively used in marine construction where its strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness are suitable characteristics. It is ideal for fresh water applications as well. In addition to marine applications, naval brass is widely used for industrial purposes too.

Forms and Dimensions. Naval brass comes in sheet, plate, bar, and disc forms and various thicknesses and sizes.

On the 464 Bronze Alloy

The 464 bronze alloy is composed of 60 percent copper, 0.75 percent tin and 39.2 percent zinc. It has uses in precision shipboard equipment, marine hardware, propeller shafts, decorative fittings, turnbuckles, and missile parts. This alloy is also used in the following industrial components: condenser plates, valve stems, heat exchanger tubes, aircraft turnbuckle barrels, pressure vessels, bearings, bushings, and hub cones.

Choosing Your Naval Brass Supplier

Select an established distributor to provide you with naval brass. The characteristics to look for in the distributor are the selections and dimensions available, as well as how competitive their prices are.


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