Copper and Copper Alloy Designations and Standards

Copper and Copper Alloys: BS EN Material Designations, Compositions, Properties, Applications and Standards

The BS EN series of standards for copper and copper alloys offers a selection of materials to suit a very wide variety of end uses. They represent a consensus agreement on those most frequently ordered by consumers.

Based on CDA Publication 120, the following section summarises the main compositions and the range of properties for the most commonly specified copper and copper alloys. The contents list and individual tables are shown on this page.

For complete information on any material the appropriate standard should be consulted.

See also Understanding the Copper Alloy BS EN Material Designation System.

Section 1  Conversion of Old BS into EN Material Designations
Introduction Introduction to copper and copper alloy standards
Table 1 BS EN and BS standards comparison for copper and copper alloys
Table 2 Test methods for copper and copper alloys
Table 3 Wrought and unwrought coppers – BS EN material designations and old BS equivalents
Table 4 Wrought copper alloys – BS EN material designations and old BS equivalents
Table 5 Copper and copper alloy ingots and castings – BS EN 1982 and comparison with BS1400
Section 2 BS EN Coppers and Copper Alloys
Table 6a Unwrought and wrought coppers – compositions, uses, properties
Table 6b  Unwrought and wrought coppers – relevant standards
Table 7 BS EN 1982 copper and copper alloy ingots and castings
Table 8 Wrought low-alloyed copper alloys – compositions, uses, properties
Table 9 Wrought copper-aluminium, copper-nickel and copper-nickel-zinc alloys
Table 10 Wrought copper-zinc and copper-tin binary alloys
Table 11 Wrought copper-zinc-lead alloys (leaded brasses)
Table 12a Wrought, complex, copper-zinc alloys (special brasses)
Table 12b Wrought, complex, copper-zinc alloys (special brasses) – relevant standards
Table 13 Copper and copper alloys for welding and braze welding (BS EN 13347)
Section 3 Brass Semi-Finished Products
Table 14 Brass rods and sections – compositions, uses and typical properties
Table 15 Brass forgings, stampings and hot pressings – compositions, uses, properties
Table 16 Brass sheet, strip and plate – compositions, uses, properties
Table 17 Brass tubes – compositions, uses, properties
Table 18 Brass wire – compositions, uses, properties

 

CDA Publication 120 - Copper and Copper Alloys
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