Brass – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Properties of Brass
– Brass is more malleable than bronze or zinc.
– The melting point of brass ranges from 900 to 940 °C or 1,650 to 1,720 °F, depending on its composition.
– The density of brass is between 8.4 to 8.73 g/cm (0.303 to 0.315 lb/cu in).
– Almost 90% of all brass alloys are recycled today.
– Brass is not ferromagnetic.

Recycling Process
– Brass scrap is collected and transported to the foundry.
– In the foundry, the scrap is melted and recast into billets.
– The billets are heated and stretched into the desired form and size.
– This recycling process helps maintain the sustainability of brass production.
– Recycling brass reduces the need for mining new raw materials.

– Brass will corrode when exposed to moisture, chlorides, acetates, ammonia, and certain acids.
– Corrosion can affect the appearance and structural integrity of brass.
– Proper maintenance and protective coatings can help prevent corrosion.
– Corrosion resistance can be enhanced by alloying brass with other elements.
– Understanding the corrosive environment is crucial for selecting appropriate brass alloys.

Industrial Applications
– Brass is commonly used in plumbing fittings and valves.
– It is widely used in musical instruments, such as trumpets and saxophones.
– Brass is also used for decorative purposes, including jewelry and ornaments.
– Electrical connectors and terminals often utilize brass for its conductivity.
– Due to its antimicrobial properties, brass is used in healthcare settings.

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– Brass is categorized as an alloy.
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