Bronze CDA 65500 Details
Silicon Bronze C65500 (CuSi3Mn1) is a wrought single α phase alloy with additions of silicon and manganese to increase the strength.
The alloy can be strengthened by heat treatment resulting from an age hardening process in which Manganese silicides are precipitated from a solid solution, copper rich matrix. This alloy can be further strengthened by cold work prior to the precipitation process and again following heat treatment. This enables the alloy to be supplied in various tempers from half hard to extra hard depending on final application.
C65500 being primarily a single-phase alloy of high copper content, exhibits excellent corrosion properties in seawater and other polluted water systems.
It also has anti bio-fouling properties in seawater and exhibits anti–microbial properties against many harmful microbes. Recently, the alloy was proven to have anti-microbial applications in hospital environments to combat the spread of viral bacteria and as a result has been registered by the Environment Protection Agency.
The alloy has excellent cold working and good hot working properties and can be joined by standard welding, brazing and soldering techniques.
Physical Properties of Bronze CDA 65500
|Hot Working Range
|Mean Liner Expansion 20-300ºc
||0.018 ºc x10-³
|Mean Liner Expansion 68-572 ºF
||0.0010 ºF x10-³
||0.090Btu/lb/ ºF @68ºF
||377J/kg ºK @20 ºc
||21Btu /ft²/fth ºF @68ºF
||7% IACS @68ºF
|Modulus of Elasticity 10³
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