Aluminium Datasheet

Austral Wright Metals has a history of over 75 years in the aluminium business as one of the industry’s leading aluminium suppliers.

A unique combination of properties puts aluminium and its alloys among our most versatile engineering and construction materials. All alloys are light in weight, yet some have strengths greater than that of structural steel. The majority of alloys are highly durable under the majority of service conditions and no coloured salts are formed to stain adjacent surfaces or discolour products with which they come in contact, such as fabrics in the textile industry and solutions in chemical equipment. They have no toxic reaction. Aluminium and most of its alloys have good electrical and thermal conductivities and high reflectivity to both heat and light.

Aluminium and most of its alloys can easily be worked into any form and readily accept a wide variety of surface finishes.

Light weight is perhaps the best known characteristic of aluminium, with density of approximately 2.73 x 103 kilograms per cubic metre at 200C as compared with 8.89 x 103 for copper and 7.86 x 103 for carbon steel.

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Nominal Composition

Alloy

Description

Element, weight %

Mg

Mn

Cr

Cu

Al

1100

99.00% Aluminium – Low Strength

Rem

1200

99.00% Aluminium – Low Strength

Rem

3003

Manganese Aluminium – Medium Strength

1.2

0.12

Rem

5005

Manganese Aluminium – Medium Strength

0.8

Rem

5052

Manganese Aluminium – Medium Strength

2.5

Rem

5083

Manganese Aluminium – High Strength

4.5

0.7

0.15

Rem

Alloy Chartacteristics*

Alloy

Standard Product

Corrosion Resistance

Machining

Anodising

Brazing

Coil

Sheet

Plate

Treadplate

1100

X

X

A

D

B

A

1200

X

X

A

C

B

A

3003

X

X

X

A

C

B

A

5005

X

X

A

C

B

B

5052

X

X

X

X

A

B

C

C

5083

X

A

B

C

D

Applications

Alloy

Applications

1100

Spinning, holloware, food handling & storage, general sheet metal work

1200

Spinning, holloware, and general sheet metal work

3003

Chemical equipment and sheet metal work

5005

Architectural, sheet metal work, high strength foil

5052

Boats, dighies and other applications requiring resistance to marine corrosion

5083

Marine, pressure vessels, cryogenics, and structure. Not to be used above 65°C

* Relative ratings in decreasing order of merit: A, B, C, D.
Data from Aluminium Development Council of Australia

Aluminium 1100 UNS A91100

Aluminium alloy 1100 contains a minimum of 99.00% aluminium, and is sometimes known as ‘commercially pure aluminium’.

It has excellent electrical conductivity, good formability and high resistance to corrosion, and is used where high strength is not needed. It has the low density and excellent thermal conductivity common to all aluminium alloys.

Typical Applications

General sheet metal work where moderate strength is adequate: lightly stressed panels, architectural flashings, name plates, heat exchangers, food and chemical handling and storage equipment, drawn or spun holloware, light reflectors, welded assemblies.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
AS/NZS 1734 Aluminium and aluminium alloy.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Element

%

Element

%

Aluminium

99.00 min

Manganese

0.05 max

Copper

0.05-0.20

Zinc

0.10 max

Silicon + Iron

0.95 max

Others (each)

0.05 max

Others (total)

0.15 max

SPECIFIED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
AS/NZS 1734 Aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Temper

0.2% Proof Stress
MPa (min†)

Tensile Strength
MPa

Elongation
%

O (annealed)

25

75-105

15-26

H12

75

95-130

3-10

H14

95

110-145

1-8

H24

95

110 max

1-8

† For information only, proof stress is not specified or measured except by prior agreement

Equivalent Specifications

USA: AA1100; Japan: JIS A110P; France: NF1100; ISO Al 99.0 Cu

The properties in this data sheet meet Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1734:1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate (equivalent to BS EN 573-1). The material also meets other national standards.

Temper

Condition

0

Annealed

H1x

Strain Hardened Only

H2x

Strain Hardened then Partially Annealed

H3x

Strain Hardened and then stabilised (i.e. low temperature heat treated to pre-empt natural ageing, by reducing strength and increasing ductility)

Second Digit (x)

8

Full hard

4

Half Hard

6

Three Quarter Hard

2

Quarter Hard

Description

Aluminium 1100 is commercial purity aluminium with a controlled content of copper. It can be hardened by cold work: it is not heat treatable to higher strength. It has excellent ductility, up to 30% in annealed material of 1.3 to 6.0mm thickness. The ductility is more limited in the H14 and H24 tempers.

Availability

Austral Wright Metals can supply this alloy as plate, sheet and strip. See Austral Wright Metals Catalogue for normal stock sizes and tempers.

Pressure Vessels

AS1210 Pressure Vessels prequalifies alloy 1100 for pressure service for temperatures up to 200°C in the O, H12, H14 & H112 tempers.

Corrosion Resistance

The ‘1xxx’ series alloys have the best resistance to general corrosion of all the aluminum alloys. Resistance is excellent in aqueous solutions in the pH range 4-9.

The corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys relies on a protective surface oxide film, which when damaged is readily repaired by the rapid reaction between aluminium and oxygen. However, the high reactivity of the base metal can give rapid corrosion if the film cannot be repaired, so aluminium alloys are not suitable for use with reducing media. Alloy 1100 can be anodised to iprove the corrosion resistance by thickening the protective surface film.

Since aluminium is a reactive metal, it may corrode more quickly when in electrical contact with most other metals. The prediction of galvanic corrosion is complex; please consult Austral Wright Metals for specific advice.

Property

at

value

unit

Density

20°C

2,710

kg/m3

Weight

20°C

2.71 x thickness in mm

Mean Coefficient of Expansion

20°C

23.6

x 10-6 / °C

Thermal Conductivity

25°C

222

W / m . °C

Melting Range

643-657

°C

Modulus of Elasticity

Tension

20°C

69

GPa

Torsion

20°C

26

GPa

Electrical Resistance 

20°C

0.292

micro-ohm . m

Electrical Conductivity

O Temper (annealed)

20°C

59

% IACS

H18 Temper

20°C

57

% IACS

Fabrication

Aluminium 1100 is very readily cold formable in the annealed condition, as it is ductile. Forming loads and tool & press wear are generally less than with carbon steel. For piercing and blanking the punch to die clearance should be about 5% of the thickness per side for temper O, 6% for H12 & H14.

Characteristics

Corrosion Resistance

Formability

Weldability

Anodising

Machinability

Brazeability

Very Good

Excellent

Excellent

Very Good

Poor

Excellent

Welding

Alloy 1100 is readily welded by the TIG and MIG processes. Commonly used filler alloys are 4043 and 1050. 4043 gives a greater weld strength, but if the assembly is to be anodised, 1050 filler metal will give a closer colour match.

1100 may also be gas welded or resistance welded, but the resulting joints are not as strong or as corrosion resistant as the inert gas welded joints. Gas welding could result in excessive heat disstortion and thinner gauges may burn through. Aluminium must be very dry & clean to avoid contamination & porosity of the weld. It is essential that all traces of flux used in welding or brazing are removed by scrubbing with hot water.

Heat Treatment: Alloy 1100 is annealed at 350°C, time at temperature and cooling rate are unimportant. Stress relief is rarely required, but can be carried out at about 220°C. If loss of strength is of concern, stress relief tests should be conducted.

Aluminium 3003 UNS A93003

Aluminium alloy 3003 contains about 1.25% manganese and 0.1% copper, which increase the strength above the 1000 series aluminium grades. It is a medium strength alloy, hardenable only by cold work – it is not heat treatable. It has good weldability, formability and corrosion resistance.

Typical Apllications

General sheet metal work requiring greater strength than is provided by 1000 series alloys; profiled building sheet (roofing and siding); insulation panels; holloware; food and chemical handling and storage equipment.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloy.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Element

%

Element

%

Aluminium

Remainder

Silicon

0.6 max

Manganese

1.0-1.5

Iron

0.7 max

Copper

0.05-0.20

Zinc

0.10 max

Silicon

0.6 max

Others (each)

0.05 max

Iron

0.7 max

Others (total)

0.15 max

SPECIFIED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Temper

0.2% Proof Stress
MPa (min†)

Tensile Strength
MPa

Elongation
%

O (annealed)

35

95-130

14-21

H12

80

115-160

3-8

H14

115

135-180

1-8

H16

145

165-205

1-4

H18

065

185 min

1-4

† For information only, proof stress is not specified or measured except by prior agreement

Equivalent Specifiactions

Germany: DIN AlMnCu; Europe: EN AW-3003; Japan: JIS A3003P; France: NF A 3003 (formerly A-M1)

Temper

Condition

0

Annealed

H1x

Strain Hardened Only

H2x

Strain Hardened then Partially Annealed

H3x

Strain Hardened and then stabilised (i.e. low temperature heat treated to pre-empt natural ageing, by reducing strength and increasing ductility)

Second Digit (x)

8

Full hard

4

Half Hard

6

Three Quarter Hard

2

Quarter Hard

Description

Aluminium 3003 is a general purpose alloy with medium strength and corrosion resistance. It is not recommended for decorative applicatioins: anodising should be for surface protection only. Special qualities are available for porcelain enamelling, deep drawing & spinning; general purpose qualities should not be used for these operations.

Availability

Austral Wright Metals can supply this alloy as plate, sheet and strip. See Austral Wright Metals Catalogue for normal stock sizes and tempers.

Pressure Vessels

AS1210 Pressure Vessels and AS4041 Pressure Piping prequalify the alloy for pressure service for temperatures up to 200°C.

Corrosion Resistance

3003 has very high resistance to general corrosion, similar to the 1000 series aluminium alloys. 3003 can be used in marine atmospheres and in seawater.

Since aluminium is a reactive metal, it may corrode more quickly when in electrical contact with most other metals. The prediciton of galvanic corrosion is complex; please consult Austral Wright Metals for specific advice.

Property

at

value

unit

Density

20°C

2,730

kg/m3

Mean Coefficient of Expansion

20°C

21.5

x 10-6 / °C

Thermal Conductivity

25°C

222

W / m . °C

Melting Range

643-654

°C

Modulus of Elasticity

Tension

20°C

68.9

GPa

Shear

20°C

25

GPa

Electrical Resistance 

20°C

0.034

micro-ohm . m

Electrical Conductivity

20°C

50

% IACS

Poisson’s Ratio

20°C

0.33

Fabrication

Aluminium 3003 is not generally hot worked. It is very readily cold formable in the annealed condition, as it is ductile. Forming loads and tool & press wear are generally less than with carbon steel. For piercing and blanking the punch to die clearance should be about 7% fo the thickness per side for the H32 & H34 tempers. Sharp tools are required.

Bend Radii

Minimum recommended internal bend radii for 90° cold bends at right angles to the rolling direction (good way). See table here

Welding: 3003 is readily welded by the TIG and MIG processes. Commonly used filler alloys are 4043 and 1100. 4043 give greater weld strength, but if the assembly is to be anodised, 1100 filler metal will give a closer colour match. 3003 may also be gas welded or resistance welded, but the resulting joints are not as strong or as corrosion resistant as the inert gas welded joints. Gas welding could give excessive heat distortion and thinner gauges may burn through. All traces of welding or brazing flux must be removed by scrubbing with hot water upon completion.

Heat Treatment: Anneal at 415°C ± 5°C, until all parts have reached the annealing temperature. Stress relief is rarely required, but can be carried out at about 220°C. If loss of strength is of concern, stress relief tests should be conducted.

ASTM PRODUCT
SPECIFICATION

Specification

Title

B209

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Sheet and Plate

B210

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

B483

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications

Characteristics

Corrosion Resistance

Formability

Weldability

Anodising

Machinability

Brazeability

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good*

Poor (10%)

Excellent

* (For surface protection only)

Aluminium 5005 UNS A95005

Aluminium alloy 5005 contains nominally 0.8% magnesium. It has medium strength, good weldability, and good corrosion resistance in marine atmospheres. It also has the low density and excellent thermal conductivity common to all aluminium alloys. It is the most commonly used grade of aluminium in sheet and plate form.

Typical Apllications

Architectural applications, general sheet metal work, high strength foil.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloy.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Element

%

Element

%

Aluminium

Balance

Manganese

0.20 max

Magnesium

0.5-1.10

Chromium

0.10 max

Silicon

0.30 max

Zinc

0.25 max

Iron

0.7 max

Others (each)

0.05 max

Copper

0.20 max

Others (total)

0.15 max

SPECIFIED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Temper

0.2% Proof Stress
MPa (min†)

Tensile Strength
MPa

Elongation
%

O (annealed)

35

105-145

12-22

H12

95

125-165

2-8

H14

115

145-185

1-6

H16

135

165-205

1-3

H18

-

>85

1-3

H32

85

115-160

3-9

H34

105

135-180

2-7

H36

125

160-200

1-4

H38

-

>180

1-4

† For information only, proof stress is not specified or measured except by prior agreement

Temper

Condition

0

Annealed

H1x

Strain Hardened Only

H2x

Strain Hardened then Partially Annealed

H3x

Strain Hardened and then stabilised (i.e. low temperature heat treated to pre-empt natural ageing, by reducing strength and increasing ductility)

Second Digit (x)

8

Full hard

4

Half Hard

6

Three Quarter Hard

2

Quarter Hard

Description

Aluminium 5005 is a lean aluminium magnesium alloy which can be hardened by cold work: it is not heat treatable to higher strength.

Availability

Austral Wright Metals can supply this alloy as plate, sheet and strip. See Austral Wright Metals Catalogue for normal stock sizes and tempers.

Corrosion Resistance

5005 has the same high resistance to general corrosion as other non heat treatable aluminium alloys. It also has the higher resistance to slightly alkaline conditions common to the 5000 series alloys. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of 5005 is similar to that of 3003. When anodised to improve corrosion resistance, the film on 5005 is clearer than on 3003, and gives better colour match with 6063 architectural extrusions.

The corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys relies on a protective surface oxide film, which when damaged is readily repaired by the rapid reaction between aluminium and oxygen. However, the high reactivity of the base metal can give rapid corrosion if the film cannot be repaired, so aluminium alloys are not suitable for use with reducing media.

Since aluminium is a reactive metal, it may corrode more quickly when in electrical contact with most other metals. The prediction of galvanic corrosion is complex, please consult Austral Wright Metals for specific advice.

Pressure Vessels

AS1210 Pressure Vessels and AS4041 Pressure Piping do not prequalify the alloy for pressure service.

Property

at

value

unit

Density

20°C

2,700

kg/m3

Specific Heat

20°C

900

J/kg . °C

Mean Coefficient of Expansion

20°C

23.75

x 10-6 / °C

Thermal Conductivity

25°C

201

W / m . °C

Melting Range

632-655

°C

Modulus of Elasticity

Tension

20°C

68.2

GPa

Torsion

20°C

25.9

GPa

Compression

20°C

69.5

GPa

Electrical Resistance 

20°C

0.033

micro-ohm . m

Equal Weight

20°C

172

% IACS

Equal Volume

20°C

52

% IACS

Fabrication

Aluminium 5005 is not generally hot worked. It is readily cold formable in the annealed condition, as it is a relatively soft and ductile alloy. Forming loads and tool & press wear are generally less than with carbon steel. For piercing and blanking the punch to die clearance should be about 6% of the thickness per side for the H32 & H34 tempers. Sharp tools are required.

Machinability

5005 is readily machinable by conventional methods. It should be machined at high speed with copious lubrication to avoid thermal distortion of the workpiece. Sharp tools are essential. High speed steel or tungsten carbide may be used. Cuts should be deep and continuous, with high cutting speeds. Woodworking machinery may be suitable for short runs.

Welding

5005 is readily weldable by standard techniques. It is frequently welded with GTAW (TIG) or GMAW (MIG). Aluminium must be very dry & clean to avoid contamination & porosity of the weld. Filler metals 1100, 4043 or 4047 are used. 4043 is the most crack tolerant. Best colour match is obtained with 1188 filler metal. Shielding gas must be dry & free of hydrogen.

Heat Treatment

Aluminium 5005 is annealed at 345°C, time at temperature and cooling rate are unimportant. Stress relief is rarely required, but can be carried out at about 220°C. If loss of strength is of concern, stress relief tests should be conducted.

ASTM PRODUCT
SPECIFICATION

Specification

Title

B209

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Sheet and Plate

B316

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Rivet & Cold Heading Wire & Rods

B210

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

B483

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications

Typical strength and ductility of Alloys 5005 & 5052 in the H32 & H34 tempers

Aluminium 5052 UNS A95052

Aluminium alloy 5052 contains nominally 2.5% magnesium and 0.25% chromium. It has good workability, medium static strength, high fatigue strength, good weldability, and very good corrosion resistance, especially in marine atmospheres. It also has the low density and excellent thermal conductivity common to all aluminium alloys. It is commonly used in sheet, plate and tube form.

Typical Applications: Architectural, general sheet work ,heat exchangers.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloy.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Element

%

Element

%

Aluminium

Balance

Copper

0.10 max

Magnesium

2.2-2.8

Manganese

0.10 max

Chromium

0.15-0.35

Zinc

0.10 max

Silicon

0.25 max

Others (each)

0.05 max

Iron

0.40 max

Others (total)

0.15 max

SPECIFIED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Temper

0.2% Proof Stress
MPa (min†)

Tensile Strength
MPa

Elongation
%

O (annealed)

65

170-215

14-20

H32

160

215-265

4-10

H34

180

235-285

3-8

H36

200

255-305

2-4

H38

220

270 min

2-4

† For information only, proof stress is not specified or measured except by prior agreement

Temper

Condition

0

Annealed

H1x

Strain Hardened Only

H2x

Strain Hardened then Partially Annealed

H3x

Strain Hardened and then stabilised (i.e. low temperature heat treated to pre-empt natural ageing, by reducing strength and increasing ductility)

Second Digit (x)

8

Full hard

4

Half Hard

6

Three Quarter Hard

2

Quarter Hard

Description

Aluminium 5052 is an aluminium magnesium alloy which can be hardened by cold work: it is not heat treatable to a higher strength. It is about mid way through the series of aluminium magnesium alloys for alloying content and strength. It has excellent fatigue properties, with an endurance limit of 115 MPa in the H32 temper and 125 MPa in the H34 temper.

Availability

Austral Wright Metals can supply this alloy as plate, sheet and strip. See Austral Wright Metals Catalogue for normal stock sizes and tempers.

Corrosion Resistance

5052 has the same high resistance to general corrosion as other non heat treatable aluminium alloys. It also has the higher resistance to slightly alkaline conditions common to the 5000 series alloys. The resistance of 5052 to corrosion in marine atmospheres is excellent, hence the requent use of 5052 in marine applications.

The corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys relies on a protective surface oxide film, which when damaged is readily repaired by the rapid reaction between aluminium and oxygen. However, the high reactivity of the base metal can give rapid corrosion if the film cannot be repaired, so aluminium alloys are not suitable for use with reducing media. 5052 can be anodised to improve the corrosion resistance by thickening the protective surface of the film.

Since aluminium is a reactive metal, it may corrode more quickly when in electrical contact with most other metals. The prediction of galvanic corrosion is complex; please consult Austral Wright Metals for specific advice.

Pressure Vessels

AS1210 Pressure Vessels and AS4041 Pressure Piping prequalify the alloy for pressure service for temperatures up to 200°C.

Property

at

value

unit

Density

20°C

2,680

kg/m3

Specific Heat

20°C

900

J/kg . °C

Mean Coefficient of Expansion

20°C

23.75

x 10-6 / °C

Thermal Conductivity

25°C

138

W / m . °C

Melting Range

607-650

°C

Modulus of Elasticity

Tension

20°C

69.3

GPa

Torsion

20°C

25.9

GPa

Compression

20°C

70.7

GPa

Electrical Resistance 

20°C

0.050

micro-ohm . m

Equal Weight

20°C

116

% IACS

Equal Volume

20°C

35

% IACS

Fabrication

Aluminium 5052 is not generally hot worked. It is very readily cold formable in the annealed condition, as it is ductile. Forming loads and tool & press wear are generally less than with carbon steel. For piercing and blanking the punch to die clearance should be about 7% fo the thickness per side for the H32 & H34 tempers. Sharp tools are required.

Machinability

5052 is readily machinable by conventionla methods. It should be machined at high speed with copious lubrication to avoid thermal distortion of the workpiece. Sharp tools are essential. High speed steel or tungsten carbide may be used. cuts should be deep and continuous, with high cutting speeds. Woodworking machinery may be suitable for short runs.

Welding

5052 is readily weldable by standard techniques. It is frequently welded with GTAW (TIG) or GMAW (MIG). Aluminium must be very dry & clean to avoid contamination and porosity of the weld. Filler metals 1100, 4043 or 4047 are used. 4043 is the most crack tolerant. Best colour match is obtained with 1188 filler metal. Shielding gas must be dry and free of hydrogen.

Heat Treatment

Aluminium 5052 is annealed at 345°C, time at temperature and cooling rate are unimportant. Stress relief is rarely required, but can be carried out at about 220°C. If loss of strength is of concern, stress relief tests should be conducted.

ASTM PRODUCT
SPECIFICATION

Specification

Title

B209

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Sheet and Plate

B316

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Rivet & Cold Heading Wire & Rods

B210

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

B483

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Drawn Tubes for General Purpose Applications

Aluminium 5083 UNS A95083

Aluminium alloy 5083 contains nominally 4.5% magnesium, 0.6% manganese and 0.1% chromium. In the tempered condition, it is strong, and retains good formability due to excellent ductility. 5083 has high resistance to corrosion, and is used in marine applications. It has the low density and excellent thermal conductivity common to all aluminium alloys.

Typical Applications

require a weldable alloy of high to moderate strength, with good corrosion resistance. Marine applications, unfired welded pressure vessels, TV towers, drilling rigs, transportation equipment, armour plate.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloy.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Element

%

Element

%

Aluminium

Balance

Silicon

0.40 max

Magnesium

4.0-4.9

Iron

0.40 max

Manganese

0.40-1.0

Copper

0.10 max

Chromium

0.40-1.0

Others (each)

0.05 max

Others (total)

0.15 max

SPECIFIED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
AS/NZS 1734: 1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys.

Flat sheet, coiled sheet and plate

Temper

0.2% Proof Stress
MPa (min†)

Tensile Strength
MPa

Elongation
%

O (annealed)

125-200

275-350

14

H112

125

275

10

H116

215

305

10

H321

215-295

305-385

10

† For information only, proof stress is not specified or measured except by prior agreement
‡ Minimum elongation, actual value depends on thickness – thicker gauges have higher elongation.

Equivalent Specifications

USA: AA 5083; UK: BS 5083; Germany: DINAlMg4.5Mn; Europe: EN AW-A 5083; Japan: JIS A5083P; France NF A5083; ISO: Al Mg4.5Mn0.7

The properties in this data sheet meet Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1734:1997 Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Flat Sheet, coiled sheet and plate (equivalent to BS EN 573-1). Alloy 5083 can be supplied to meet other national standards.

Temper

Condition

0

Annealed

H1x

Strain Hardened Only

H2x

Strain Hardened then Partially Annealed

H3x

Strain Hardened and then stabilised (i.e. low temperature heat treated to pre-empt natural ageing, by reducing strength and increasing ductility)

Second Digit (x)

8

Full hard

4

Half Hard

6

Three Quarter Hard

2

Quarter Hard

Description

Aluminium 5083 is a strong magnesium-manganese-chromium-aluminium-alloy. It can be hardened by cold work, but is not heat treatable to higher strength. It has good ductility for the strength level, better than most other 5000 series alloys (see figure)

Availability

Austral Wright Metals can supply this alloy as plate, sheet and strip. See Austral Wright Metals Catalogue for normal stock sizes and tempers.

Pressure Vessels

AS1210 Pressure Vessels prequalify the alloy 5083 for pressure service for temperatures up to 65°C in the O, H112 & H321 tempers.

Corrosion Resistance

Alloy 5083 has excellent resistance to general corrosion, and is used in marine applications. Resistance is excellent in aqueous solutions in the pH range 4-9.

The corrosion resistance of aluminium alloys relies on a protective surface oxide film, which when damaged is readily repaired by the rapid reaction between aluminium and oxygen. However, the high reactivity of the base metal can give rapid corrosion if the film cannot be repaired, so aluminium alloys are not suitable for use with reducing media. Alloy 5083 can be anodised to improve the corrosion resistance by thickening the protective surface film.

Alloy 5083 can be susceptible to exfoliation corrosion in severe applications. Material in the H116 temper is least susceptible, and passes the ASTM G66 Exfoliation Susceptibility Test (ASSET Test). AS 1734 suggests alloy 5083 should not be used above 65°C.

Since aluminium is a reactive metal, it may corrode more quickly when in electrical contact with most other metals. The prediction of galvanic corrosion is complex; please consult Austral Wright Metals for specific advice.

Property

at

value

unit

Density

20°C

2,660

kg/m3

Weight

20°C

2.66 x thickness in mm

 

Mean Coefficient of Expansion

20°C

23.75

x 10-6 / °C

Thermal Conductivity

25°C

120

W / m . °C

Melting Range

574-638

°C

Modulus of Elasticity

Tension

20°C

70.3

GPa

Torsion

20°C

26.4

GPa

Compression

20°C

71.7

GPa

Electrical Resistance 

20°C

0.060

micro-ohm . m

Electrical Conductivity (all tempers)

20°C

29

% IACS

Fabrication

Aluminium 5083 is readily cold formable, as it is ductile. Forming loads and tool & press wear are generally less than with carbon steel. For piercing and blanking the punch to die clearance should be about 7% of the thickness per side for temper O, 7.5% for other tempers.

Welding

Alloy 5083 is readily welded by the TIG and MIG processes using 5183, 5356 or 5556 filler alloys. Welding the H116 temper will reduce the tensile and yield strengths in the heat affected zone to those of the annealed condition. Aluminium must be very dry & clean to avoid contamination & porosity of the weld. It is essential that all traces of flux used in welding or brazing are removed by scrubbing with hot water.

Heat Treatment

Alloy 5083 is annealed at 350°C, time at temperature and cooling rate are unimportant. Stress relief is rarely required, but can be carried out at about 220°C. If loss of strength is of concern, stress relief tests should be conducted.

Characteristics

Corrosion Resistance

Formability

Weldability

Anodising

Machinability

Brazeability

Very Good

Good (H116)

Very Good

Fair

Fair

Poor

5083 is anodised for corrosion protection only

Comparison of Yield Strength & Elongation with Magnesium Content

for commercial alloys – annealed temper

Handling and Storing Aluminium

Aluminium is one of the easiest materials to keep in good condition. It has a high natural resistance to corrosive conditions normally encountered during shipment and storage and a little care will maintain its original appearance for a long time. Aluminium is often used for its appearance, so it is worth the effort to maintain the surface, which is much more cost effective than restoring it. The principal things to guard against are surface abrasion and water stains.

Austral Wright Metals always pack aluminium to prevent traffic or rub marks during shipment and to keep it dry. All incoming shipments should be inspected promptly. Traffic marks may appear as scratches, surface abrasions, or a condition resembling cinders embedded in the metal. They result from mechanical abrasion and subsequent oxidation of the abraded areas. Their principal disadvantage is their unsightliness and their effect on finishing operations.

To avoid traffic marks AWM pack the metal to prevent undue flexing or twisting and items rubbing against each other. Products are usually packed on skids or in timber boxes. Paper or cardboard is used where necessary for cushioning thin or soft metal. Strapping is used to reinforce skids and boxes and to bind wrapped bundles, but never contacts the product directly.

Water stains look non-metallic and are usually whitish, but may be iridescent, depending on the alloy and degree of oxidation. They are caused by moisture trapped between the surfaces of closely packed sheets. The purer aluminium alloys are more resistant to water stain, and the most susceptible are the high magnesium 5xxx and 6xxx series alloys. Water stain is superficial and the mechanical properties are not affected. If aluminium does get wet, it should be thoroughly dried before storing – by evaporation in air or by dry air currents. When the moisture is removed soon after the metal gets wet, no stain will result. Even if staining has started, when the aluminium is dried the stain will not develop further. The metal should not be stored near water sources such as steam and water pipes, and it should be kept at reasonable distance from open doors and windows.

Condensation is the most common cause of water stains. Under severe conditions, condensation may also cause fairly uniform surface deterioration, which may only become apparent if the material is subsequently etched and anodised. Condensation will be prevented by keeping the temperature of the metal above the dew point of the air. So it is important to avoid a sudden fall in temperature or increase in humidity in the storage area.

Aluminium in original boxes should never be left in the open – greater variations in temperature and humidity outdoors increase the possibility of condensation. Even if the package is “waterproof”, the seal will not be perfect and outdoor storage is highly undesirable. Waterproof packages are designed to protect the metal during shipment and are not meant for extended exposure to the weather.

Where water stains have occurred, the degree of staining may be judged by the relative roughness of the stained area. If the surface is reasonably smooth, the stain is superficial and the appearance can be improved by mechanical or chemical treatments. Scratch-brushing or rubbing with stainless steel wool and oil is effective in removing water stain. Alternatively, a chemical dip in 10% sulphuric + 3% chromic acid at 80ºC will brighten the surface without undue etching.

When storing aluminium avoid contact with other metals, which will cause scratches or other marks. Racks and bins faced with plastic or wood are recommended. It is also good practice to keep chemicals such as acids, alkalis, caustics, nitrates and phosphates away from aluminium.

Oldest stock should always be used first. Occasional checking of the stock on hand will help to prevent any serious corrosion and assist with the problem of age hardening.

Working and Shaping Aluminium

The cleanest possible working conditions and good housekeeping are a must to prevent contamination of surfaces by metal swarf and/or dust. Physical damage to the surface should be avoided for best corrosion resistance.

Use a hard pencil lead for scribing – steel scribing tools should not be used. Rinsing fabricated and welded parts with nitric acid (at least 15%) gives a clean surface and proper restoration of the protective natural oxide film.

Welding to recognised good practice includes scrupulous cleaning and drying of the surfaces before welding to avoid cracking.

Grease can be used to protect or seal spaces and openings forming part of removable items (bolted or screwed assemblies). On no account should the grease contain graphite or molybdenum disulphide, as these will promote corrosion.

For bonded assemblies, the adhesive should be chosen both for strength and also to avoid deleterious side effects (eg. decomposition of the adhesive caused by moisture).

The need for care and maintenance of natural, anodised or prepainted surfaces depends on the environment and the type of exposure. These factors determine the frequency of washing. Detergents etc should be checked for harmful action on the surface concerned. For applications involving food, cleaning products complying with current regulations must be used.

Recommended Bending Radii for Sheet and Plate

Recommended Minimum Inside Bending Radii for 90 Degree Cold Forming of Sheet and Plate123 
(Bending transverse to rolling direction)

H32

Alloy

Temper

Radii for Various Thicknesses Expressed in Terms of Thickness t

t=0.4 mm

t=0.8mm

t=1.6mm

t=3.0mm

t=4.0mm

t=6.0mm

t=10.0mm

t=12.0mm

 1050

H12

 0t

 0t

 0t

 0t

 0t

 0.5t

 1t

 1.5t

1100

O

0t

0t

0t

0t

0t

0.5t

1t

1.5t

1200

H12

0t

0t

0t

0.5t

1t

1t

1.5t

2t

H14

0t

0t

0t

1t

1t

1.5t

2t

2.5t

H16

0t

0.5t

1t

1.5t

H18

1t

1.5t

2t

3t

3003

O

0t

0t

0t

0t

0.5t

1t

1t

1.5t

50054

H32

0t

0t

0t

0.5t

1t

1t

1.5t

2t

H34

0t

0t

0t

1t

1t

1.5t

2t

2.5t

5052

H32

0t

0t

1t

1.5t

1.5t

1.5t

1.5t

2t

5083

H321/116

0t

1.5t

1.5t

2t

2t

2t

2.5t

3t

5251

H32

0t

0t

1t

1.5t

1.5t

1.5t

1.5t

2t

H34

0t

1t

1.5t

2t

2t

2.5t

2.5t

3t

H36

1t

1t

1.5t

2.5t

H38

1t

1.5t

2.5t

3t

5454

H32

0t

0.5t

1t

1.5t

1.5t

2t

2.5t

3.5t

H34

0.5t

1t

1.5t

2t

2.5t

3t

3.5t

4t

H112

2t

2.5t

3t

Footnotes 
1 The Radii listed are the minimum recommended for bending sheets and plates without fracturing in a standard press brake with air bend dies. Other types of bending operations may require larger radii or permit smaller radii. The minimum permissible radii will also vary with the design and condition of tooling.
2 Heat-treatable alloys can be formed over appreciably smaller radii immediately after solution heat treatment.
3 The H112 temper (applicable to non-heat-treatable alloys) is supplied in the as-fabricated condition without special property control, but usually can be formed over radii applicable to the H14 (or H34) temper or smaller.
4 Applicable to 5005 H1X and H3X tempers.

Corrosion Ratings for Aluminium

These corrosion tables apply specifically to the 1000 and 5000 series of wrought alloys, but may be applied to the 4000 and 6000 series of wrought alloys and to Casting Alloys 135, 160 Q, 123, 360, 320, 340 and 360.
Anodising improves the resistance because of the more perfect and thicker oxide film and because of its scratch and abrasion resistance.

Powder Coating has excellent resistance to natural weathering that provides good chemical and corrosion resistance.

A Excellent Resistance (corrosion so slight as to be harmless).
B Good Resistance (satisfactory service expected).
C Fair Resistance (satisfactory service only under specific conditions; aluminium not recommended without additional data).
D Poor Resistance (satisfactory for temporary service only; aluminium should not be used without test experiment).

Note : The following guide list indicates in a very general way the resistance of commercially pure aluminium to attack by chemicals and other common substances. Because the chemical behaviour of aluminium is dependent upon conditions of service, environment, the actual composition of the metal etc., engineers should always be consulted in cases of doubt.

A

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Acetaldehyde

A

Ammonium Fuoride

C

Acetanilide

A

Ammonium Hydroxide

B

Acetic Acid, Glacial, 95% & higher

A

Ammonium Lactate

B

Acetic Acid, Diluted (elevated temp)

C

Ammonium Nitrate

A

Acetic Anhydride

A

Ammonium Phosphate (up to 3%)

B

Acetone

A

Ammonium Sulphate (no free sulphuric acid)

B

Acetylene (dry)

A

Ammonium Sulphate

B

Acrylonitrile (dry)

A

Ammonium Thiocyanate (pure)

A

Acrylonitrile (wet)

B

Amyl Acetate

A

Adipic Acid

A

Aniline (liquid)

C

Albumen

A

Aniline Hydrochloride

C

Aluminium Chloride

C

Aniline Sulphate

B

Aluminium Formate

A

Aniline (vapours)

A

Aluminium Nitrate (no free nitric acid)

A

Animal Oils

A

Aluminium Sulphate

B

Anthracene

A

Ammonia (dry)

A

Anthranilic Acid

D

Ammonium Acid Fluoride

D

Anthraquinone

A

Ammonium Aluminium Sulphate

B

Apple Juice

B

Ammonium Bicarbonate

A

Arsenic Iodide

B

Ammonium Bromide

C

Asphalt

A

Ammonium Carbonate

B

B

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Barium Chloride

C

Borax

B

Barium Hydroxide

D

Boric Acid

A

Beer

A

Brandy

B

Benzaldehyde

A

Bromine

D

Benzene

A

Bromoform

C

Benzoic Acid

A

Buttermilk

A

Benzol (Benzel alcohol)

A

Butyl Acetate

A

Benzoyl Chloride (dry & below 200°F)

B

Butyraldehyde

A

Bitumen

A

Butyric Acid

B

Bituminous Compounds

A

C

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Calcium Carbide (dry)

A

Chlorine (dry)

A

Calcium Carbonate

B

Chlorine (v.c. with water)

D

Calcium Chloride

C

Chloroform (boiling)

C

Calcium Hydrosulphide

A

Chloroform (room temp-dry)

B

CalciumHydroxide

C

Chromic Nitrate

B

Calcium Hypochlorite

C

Chromic Sesquoxide

A

Calcium Nitrate

A

Cider

B

Calcium Oxalate

C

Citric Acid

B

Calcium Sulphate

B

Clay

A

Calcium Sulphide

B

Coal, Coke

A

Camphor

B

Coal, Gas

B

Carbolic Acid (phenol) below 100°C

A

Cobaltous Chloride

D

Carbon Black

B

Cod Liver Oil

A

Carbon Dioxide

A

Cognac

B

Carbon Disulphide

A

Copal

A

Carbonic Acid (dilute)

A

Cork (dry)

A

Carbon Monoxide

A

Cork (wet)

C

Carbon Tetrachloride (dry)

B

Cottonseed Oil

A

Castor Oil

A

Cream of Tartar

B

Cellulose

A

Creosote

B

Cellulose Acetate

A

Cresol (below 100°C)

A

Cement, Wet

B

Crotonaldehyde

A

Cement, Dry

A

Crude Petroleum

A

Ceresine

A

Cupric Acetate

D

Cereals (dry)

A

Cupric Chloride

D

Cerium Nitrate

A

Cupric Nitrate

D

Chalk (dry)

A

Cupric Sulphate

D

Cheese

B

Cyanoacetic Acid

B

Chloride of Lime (Calcium Hypochlorite)

C

D

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Dairy Products

A

Dialycolic Acid

C

Diammonium Hydrogen Phosphate

C

Dipetene

A

Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon-E-12)

A

Diphenyl Ether

A

Dichloroethylene (dry)

B

Distilled Water

A

Dichloromonofluoromethane (Freon F-21)

B

Dried Bulk Vegetables

A

Dichlorotetrafuoromethane (Freon F-114)

A

Dyestuffs (acid or direct)

B

Diethyl Ether

A

Dynamite

A

E

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Eau de Cologne

C

Ethyl Chloride (dry)

A

Edible Fats

A

Ethylene Bromide

C

Edible Oils

A

Ethylene Glycol

B

Essential Oils

A

Ethyl Oxalate

A

Ethers

A

Eucalyptus Oil

A

Ethyl Alcohol (not anhydrous)

A

F

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Fats

A

Fluorspar

A

Fatty Acids

A

Fly Ash

C

Ferric Chloride

D

Forest Products

B

Ferric Nitrate

C

Formaldehyde

B

Ferrous Ammonium Sulphate

B

Freon 11

B

Ferrous Carbonate (up to 10% conc.)

B

Freon 22

A

Ferrous Sulphate

B

Freon 113

B

Flour, other Milled Products

A

Fruit Juices

B

Fluoboric Acid

D

Fuels, Liquid

A

Fluorine Gas (dry)

A

Furfural

A

G

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Gallic Acid

A

Gluconic Acid

A

Gas, Illuminating

A

Glucose

A

Gases, Argon, Helium, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, LPG, others

A

Glue (neutral)

B

Gasoline (anhydrous)

A

Glycerine (pure)

A

Gelatine

A

Glyceryl Phosphate

A

Gin

B

Grape Sugar (glucose)

A

H

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Hexamethylenetetramine

A

Hydrogen Peroxide (30% and higher)

A

Hydrobromic Acid

D

Hydrogen Peroxide (dilute)

B

Hydrochloric Acid

D

Hydrogen Sulphide

A

Hydrocyonic Acid

A

Hydroquinone

A

Hydrofluoric Acid

D

I

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Ice

A

Ink

C

Indole

A

Iodine

C

K

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Kerosene

A

L

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Lacquers

A

Levulinic Acid

A

Lactic Acid

B

Lignite Wax

A

Lactose

A

Lime, dry

A

Lard Oil

A

Lime, wet

C

Latex

A

Linseed Oil

A

Lead Acetate, Basic

C

Liquid Fuels

A

Lead Acetate, Primary

C

Liquors

B

Lead Acetate, Secondary

C

Lithium Hydroxide

C

Lead Arsenate

B

Lubricating Oils

A

Lemon Juice

B

M

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Madder Lacquer

A

Mercury Salts

D

Magnesium Acetate (up to 10% conc.)

A

Metaldehyde

A

Magnesium Chloride

C

Methylamine

A

Magnesium Formate (up to 1% conc.)

B

Methyl Chloride

D

Magnesium Nitrate (up to 10% conc.)

B

Methyl Cyclohexamine

A

Magnesium Perchlorate

A

Methyl Formate

A

Magnesium Sulphate

B

Methyl Salicylate

A

Maleic Anhydride

C

Milk

A

Malic Acid

B

Milk Sugar

A

Mannitol

A

Mineral Oils

A

Margarine

A

Molasses, Blackstrap or Residual

B

Meat, Unsalted

A

Molasses, Refined

A

Mercury

D

Moulds

A

Menthol

A

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

A

Mercuric Chloride

D

Monoethanolomine

A

Mercury Fulminate

D

N

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Napthalene

B

Nicotine

A

Naphthenic Acid (up to 82°C)

A

Nicotine Sulphate

A

Naphthol

A

Nitric Acid (dilute)

D

Naphthylamine

C

Nitric Acid (concentrated over 80%)

A

Naval Stores

A

Nitrogen

A

Nickel Acetate (up to 10% conc.)

B

Nitrogen Fertilisers

A

Nickel Ammonium Sulphate (up to 10% conc.)

C

Nitroglycerine

A

Nickel Chloride

D

Nitrous Acid

B

Nickel Nitrate (up to 10% conc.)

C

Nitrous Oxide (dry)

A

Nickel Sulphate (up to 10% conc.)

C

Nitrous Oxide (wet)

C

O

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Oils, Fuels & Lube

A

Orange Juice

B

Oils, Transformer

A

Ores, Bauxite, Zinc, Lead, Nickel

A

Oils, Animal

A

Ores, Copper, Mercury

C

Oils, Edible

A

Organic Amines

B

Oils, Mineral

A

Oxalic Acid

C

Oils, Vegetable

A

Oxygen

A

Oleic Acid

A

Ozone (dry)

A

Olive Oil

A

Ozone (wet)

A

Onion Juice

B

P

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Paints, Oil Base

A

Plastic Pellets, Polyethylene Polyvinyl Chloride, Polypropylene, Polystyrene

A

Paints, Copper Mercury

C

Potassium Bicarbonate

A

Palmitic Acid

B

Potassium Bichromate

A

Palm Oil

A

Potassium Bitartrate

B

Paraffin

A

Potassium Bromide

B

Paraldehyde

B

Potassium Carbonate

C

Paste

A

Potassium Chlorate

A

Peanut Oil

A

Potassium Chloride

B

Perchlorethylene (dry)

A

Potassium Chromate

A

Perlite

A

Potassium Cyanide

C

Petroleum (chlorine free)

A

Potassium Dichromate

A

Petroleum Products, refined

A

Potassium Ferricyanide

A

Phosphate Fertilisers

C

Potassium Hydroxide

D

Phosphate Rock

C

Potassium Nitrate

A

Phosphoric Acid

C

Potassium Nitrite

A

Pickles

C

Potassium Permanganate

A

Plaster

B

Potassium Phosphate

C

Phenol (up to 100°C)

A

Potassium Silicate

B

Phloroglucinol

A

Potassium Sulphate

A

Phosphorus (dry)

A

Potassium Thiocyanate

A

Phosphorus Pentoxide (dry)

A

Propionic Acid (conc.)

B

Phosphorus Sesquisulphide (dry)

A

Propionic Acid (dilute)

C

Phthalic Acid (pure)

A

Propylene Glycol

A

Picric Acid

A

Pyridine

B

Pinene

A

Pyrogallol

A

Pine Oil

A

Pyroligneous Acid

B

R

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Rayon

A

Rice

A

Refrigerants

B

Rosin

A

Resins

A

Rubber Products, Crude, Natural, Synthetic

A

Resorcinol

A

S

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Salicylic Acid

A

Sodium Nitrate

A

Salted Herring

C

Sodium Nitrite

A

Salt, Wet or Dry

C

Sodium Oxalate

B

Sand, Gravel

A

Sodium Peroxide

C

Sea Foods, Fish

A

Sodium Phosphate

C

Selenic Acid

A

Sodium Silicate

B

Selenous Acid

A

Sodium Sulphite

B

Semolina

A

Sodium Sulphate

A

Sewage

B

Sodium Sulphocyanide

A

Shellac

A

Sodium Thioarsenate

B

Silica Gel

A

Sodium Thiosulphate

B

Silicon tetrachloride (dry)

A

Stannous Bromide

D

Silk

A

Stannous Chloride

D

Silver Salts

D

Stannous Sulphate

D

Soap

C

Starch

A

Soda Ash

C

Steam, Low Pressure

A

Soda Water

B

Stearic Acid

A

Sodium Acetate

A

Strontium Acetate (up to 10% conc.)

A

Sodium Bichromate

B

Succinic Acid

A

Sodium Bicarbonate (dry)

B

Sugar

A

Sodium Bisulphate

C

Sugar Solutions

A

Sodium Bisulphite

B

Sugar Syrup

A

Sodium Bitartrate

B

Sulphur Dioxide (dry)

A

Sodium Borate

B

Sulphur, Liquid, Solid, Vapour

A

Sodium Chlorate

B

Sulphur Trioxide (dry)

A

Sodium Chloride

C

Sulphuric Acid (in excess of 98%)

A

Sodium Chromate

A

Sulphuric Acid (below 98%)

D

Sodium Cyanide

C

Sulphuric Ether

A

Sodium Fluosilicate (up to 1% conc.)

A

Sulphurous Acid

C

Sodium Fuoride, Acid

C

Sulphuryl Chloride (dry)

B

Sodium Hydrogen Sulphate

C

Synthetic Resins

B

Sodium Hydroxide

D

Synthetic Rubbers

A

Sodium Lactate

C

T

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Tanners Bate

B

Transformer Oil

A

Tannic Acid (pure)

A

Triocetin

B

Tars

A

Tichloroacetic Acid

D

Tartaric Acid

B

Tichlorethylene (dry)

B

Tetrachlorethylene (dry)

B

Tichlorotyfluorethane (F-113)

B

Tetralin

B

Triethonolamine

B

Tetramine

A

Tripoly Phosphate

C

Thorium Nitrate

C

Tripotassium Phosphate

C

Tobacco

A

Turpentine

A

Toluene

A

U

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Ultramarine

A

Urea

A

V

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Valeric Acid (up to 50% conc.)

A

Vegetable Oils, linseed, cottonseed, soy bean, peanut etc.

A

Varnish

A

W

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Water, Distilled

A

Waxes

A

Water, Industrial

C

Wheat, corn and other grains

A

Water, Rain

A

Whisky

B

Water, Sea

C

Wine

B

Water, Tap

C

X

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Xylene

A

Z

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Test Solution

Corrosion Resistance

Zinc Acetate (up to 10% conc.)

A

Zinc Oxide (up to 10% conc.)

B

Zinc Chloride

D

Zinc Sulphate (up to 10% conc.)

C

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