Tuesday 29 January 2019

A Guide to Identify Metals

If you are new to this world of scrap metal recycling, you are surely prone to get confused between steel, iron, tin and aluminium. This unfamiliarity and inability to identify these metals can be quite overwhelming. But there is nothing for you to worry about. This guide will assist you in identifying the various kinds of metals out there.

As a matter of fact, there are various tests you can perform in order to classify various kinds of metals. These tests include the following:

1.Magnet Test

This is by far the simplest way to classify and identify the metal. Getting an ordinary magnet is all you need and in case the metal contains iron, it would get attracted to magnet. These are ferrous metals. Scrap iron will pass this test. However, scrap brass or aluminium will not be responding to magnet as they are non-ferrous in nature.

2.Identification by Means of Colour

Colour of the metal can help you in identifying the chemical makeup of the metal. In case the metal is red in colour, it could be copper or even red brass. Similarly, golden coloured metal could be brass.

3.Identification by Means of Weight

You can also classify metals on the basis of their weight. For example, a lightweight metal could me aluminium and likewise, lead and iron metals would be heavy in weight.

4.Hardness Test 

If the metals are soft, they could be copper; however, metals like steel and iron are quite hard and are break resistant. The metal which is quite easy to bend is aluminium.

5.Professional Help 

If you are still unable to classify the metal, it would be best to seek help from professionals. They can assist you in classifying the metals through their scientific tests.

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