Monday 14 December 2015

Debunking Myth: Marine Brass Scrap Same As Yellow Brass

Many scrappers don’t know the difference between various scrap metals and therefore sell scrap metal at loss. On the same lines, there are many scrappers who mistake qualities of marine brass similar to yellow brass. I’m here to debunk that myth.

Let’s start with understanding the nature of marine brass first.

What’s marine brass?
Marine brass consists of iron or nickel that makes it stronger, often found on ships and boats. What differentiates marine brass is its hardness that makes it a stronger metal than yellow scrap. Therefore, marine brass is used to make propellers for large boats and ships that strike against the grueling force of waters while navigating.

Where can I find marine brass?
You can find it over the ship’s bottom, also often the anchor has strips of marine brass on it.
Wise tip- Remember that brass is an alloy made from copper and zinc when mixed together. When you add nickel or iron to the mixture, it becomes marine brass. However, do know that this process brings the value of copper down slightly.

Are marine brass items good scrap metals?
Marine brass is a great metal scrap item. However, many think of it as entirely made up of bronze. In reality, marine brass is a different type of alloy. Now go to a scrap metals Doha Recycle Company that is able to determine the item’s authenticity using an analyzer on location to analyze the materials inside. In times of uncertainty, you can upload images on the iScrap Metal Forum and ask for expert customer opinions regarding the type of metal scrap.

Bon Voyage Scrappers!

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