Berylco® 14 (also known as Alloy 3) is a high conductivity beryllium copper alloy which is ideal for applications requiring a combination of strength with high thermal conductivity.
Offering corrosion-resistant characteristics similar to pure copper, Berylco® 14 is fully heat-treated, and therefore, no further treatments are required. The resulting material is non-magnetic and thermal fatigue is excellent. The general machinability and brazing characteristics of the alloy is also good. Weldability of the alloy is considered to be only fair though Berylco® 14 is highly weldable to copper.
The material is stronger when compared to other copper alloys with superior structural strength.
Traditional applications for Alloy 3 include oil and gas applications, particular in long-reach power and signal solutions. Due to the materials high conductivity and strength, Berylco 14® also offers a variety of motorsport and automotive applications which include:
We stock Berylco® 14 in bar, plate and wire
Berylco® 14 resists stress corrosion cracking in both sulphide and chloride solutions. It is corrosion resistant to most organic solutions, saltwater atmosphere, non-oxidising acids and diluted alkalis and is not susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. Use with strong oxidising acids or ammonium hydroxide is not recommended.
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