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This alloy conforms to BS 1400 PB2

Chemical Composition

  %   %   %
 Tin  11.0-13.0  Phosphorous  0.15 min  Lead  0.012-0.02
 Nickel  0.5 max  Zinc  0.3m  Copper  Remainder
 Impurities  0.15 max        


Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength (N/mm2) 220-310
Elongation (%) 7
Brinell Hardness 69
Modulus of Elasticity (lbf/m2 x 106) 12

Strength at elevated temperatures

Service at elevated temperatures is limited by resistance to gradual deformation over prolonged periods of time and to oxidation.  It is not suitable for sustaining loads at temperatures exceeding 300°C.  The mechanical properties shown above cannot be used as an indication of performance at elevated temperatures.

Physical Properties

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (per °C @ 0-250°C) 0.000018.3
Thermal conductivity (W/M°C) 45
Electrical conductivity (% copper standard @ 20°C) 9
Density (g/cm3) 8.8
Freezing range (°C) approx. 1000-831


Machinability is good, being a medium hardness alloy. This material gives short turnings.

Corrosion Resistance

This alloy finds wide application where good corrosion resistance is required.

Application and General notes

General uses include unlined bearings for heavy compressive loads and shock, piston rings, axle boxes, gear wheels, centrifugal castings, and castings which require good wear resistance.

Notes for Designers of Non-Ferrous Castings


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