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AMPCO-TRODE® 150

AMPCO-TRODE® 150

Description and Application

AMPCO-TRODE® 150 aluminum bronze spooled wire and bare filler rod produce a deposit of high strength and good ductility with a nominal hardness of 166 Brinell as applied with the inert-gas processes.

AMPCO-TRODE® 150 is recommended for welding AMPCO® 18 alloy. It is ideal for piston overlay applications and bearing surfaces requiring high strength and good ductility.

Typical Applications

Hydraulic pistons
Impellers
Press rams
Mill slippers
Breaker blocks
Steel mill rolls
Bearing overlays
Turbine runners
Cable sheaves
Valve seats and parts
Ceiling machine mandrels
Welding AMPCO® 18

Limiting Chemical Composition

% (filler metal)

Copper*Balance
Aluminum10.0 – 11.50
Iron2.0 – 4.50
Silicon0.10 max.
Others0.50 max.

* including silver

Mechanical Properties

(Nominal all-weld metal values)

Tensile Strength, ksi90 (621 MPa)
Yield Strength, ksi40 (276 MPa)
Elongation, % in 2″ (51 mm)20
Reduction of Area, %
BHN (3000kg)
22
1/4″ (6.4 mm) deposit166

Specifications

AWS A5.7 Class ER CuAl-A3

*Hardness will vary depending on quality of the weld and experience and knowhow of the welder.
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AMPCO-TRODE® 150 Technical Data Sheet

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