Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Brasses have excellent resistance to corrosion that makes them a natural, economic first choice for many applications.

  • Atmospheric exposure of the brasses results in the formation of a thin protective green "patina", a visually attractive feature in buildings.

  • Brass will remain essentially unaffected for an unlimited period of time, i.e. it will not rust away like iron and steel.

  • Seawater can be handled successfully providing the correct alloy is chosen, and there is a long history of the use of brass tube and tube fittings, valves, etc. in domestic plumbing, central heating, seawater lines, steam condensers and desalination plant.

  • High tensile brasses containing manganese have particularly excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion, continual exposure resulting in a gradual darkening of the bronze colour.

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