NES833 / DEF STAN 02-833 / DGS1043

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Defence Standard 02-833 or NES 833 is a 10/5/5 Nickel Aluminium Bronze manufactured in accordance with MoD (Navy) requirements. One particular difference from standard 10/5/5 Aluminium Bronzes is the need for the nickel content to be higher than the iron content. This improves the overall corrosion resistance of the alloy by helping to eliminate any deleterious phases within the microstructure. Other tests are also required, including a minimum impact strength (on all sizes above 15mm) together with a full ultrasonic test to meet the requirements of DEF STAN 02-729 Part 5 for Grade 1 material.

Defence Standard 02-833 is primarily used in the marine and offshore industries for fasteners, pump and valve components, pipe fittings, deck fittings and heat exchangers due to its high strength and toughness (even at cryogenic temperatures), combined with an excellent corrosion resistance in seawater. The inherent wear and abrasion resistance of this Aluminium Bronze combined with its non-sparking properties also lends itself to applications such as bearings (especially under heavy loads), wear plates, thrust washers, bushes, safety tools, worm wheels and gears.

Related Specifications

Defence Standard 02-833 Pt 2 Iss 3 – 2011

Def Stan 02-833 Pt 2 Iss 2 – 2007

Def Stan 02-833 Part 2 Issue 1 – 2000

DGS 1043

NES 833 Pt2 Iss2 – 1991

DGS 8543

Chemical Composition

Copper                                                                

Rem

Aluminium                                         

8.5 - 10.0%

Nickel   

4.5 - 5.5%

Iron       

4.0 - 5.0%

Manganese       

0.50% max

Total Impurities                                               

0.50% max

*Nickel content to be higher than the iron content for the latest Def Stan specification.

Key Features

  • High Mechanical Strength and Toughness
  • Excellent Corrosion Resistance in Marine Environments
  • Very good wear and abrasion resistance
  • Non- Sparking
  • Retention of properties at sub-zero temperatures
  • Very high galling resistance

Mechanical Properties

Diameter

6-15mm

15-25mm

25-100mm

>100mm

UTS

680 N/mm

680 N/mm

635 N/mm

620 N/mm

Proof Strength

325 N/mm

325 N/mm

295 N/mm

245 N/mm

Elongation

17%

17%

17%

17%

Impact Strength

-

24J

27J

23J

Physical Properties

Density

7.5 g/m3

Melting Range  

1060-1075°C

Coeff. Thermal Expansion (20-300?C)

18 x 10-6

Thermal Conductivity                                    

33-46 W/m °K

Electrical Conductivity                                   

7-10% IACS

Magnetic Permeability                                 

~1.5

Fabrication Properties

Annealing Temp

650-850°C

Stress Relieving Temp

300-400°C

Hot Working Temp

850-975°C

Hot Formability

Good

Cold Formability

Limited

Max Cold Reduction before Anneal

10%

Machinability Rating

20% (Free machining brass = 100)

Joining Methods

Soldering

Not Recommended

Brazing

Fair

MIG Welding

Good

TIG Welding

Good

Resistance Welding

Good

Typical Applications

Being a naval engineering grade of aluminium bronze the DSTAN 02-833 / NES 833 has traditionally been utilised for marine valve and pump components, pipe fittings, heat exchanger parts and high strength fasteners as well as general marine fittings and hardware. However its physical and mechanical properties enable it to be utilised in springs, thrust washers, bearing bushes, gears, bearing races, valve stems, wear plates, worm gears, cams, pump rods and safety tools.                                                          

This technical information is given by Holme Dodsworth Metals without charge and the user shall employ such information at their own discretion and risk. For more detailed technical advice on temper selection, fabrication, joining, machining, physical and mechanical data please contact us as space does not permit the listing of every feature of the material.

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