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Phos 5 Brazing Rod 2.5mm

Phos 5 Brazing Rod 2.5mm

Part No. PHOS525

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£142.61 inc VAT
£118.84 ex VAT

Sil-fos™5 is a 5% silver-copper-phosphorus brazing filler metal, which is used to braze copper and copper alloys. When brazing copper the phosphorus within the alloy imparts a metallurgical based self-fluxing capability. When Sil-fos™5 is used to join copper alloys (such as brass, bronze or gun metal) a separate flux will be required because the self-fluxing action only occurs on copper (see below for details).

This filler metal should not be used to braze iron containing materials like carbon or stainless steels or nickel containing materials as the phosphorus within the filler metal will form brittle, intermetallic, phosphide compounds, at the joint interface. Sil-fos™5 is not suitable for use in sulphurous atmospheres at elevated service temperatures.

When selecting a brazing filler metal from the Sil-fos™ range it is necessary to understand about the flow and ductility of the different products. Phosphorus is the key element, the higher this is the more free flowing the filler metal, but the lower its ductility. Silver is used to improve the filler metal’s ductility, but reduces its flow properties.
Sil-fos™5 provides the best combination of flow and ductility of all the silver-copper-phosphorus type brazing filler metals. Sil-fos™5 is less ductile than Sil-fos™, more ductile than Silbralloy™ but more free flowing than both.

The optimum joint gap for brazing is normally 0.05-0.2mm.

Product uses: Sil-fos™5 is extensively used in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat-exchanger components for flux-free brazing of copper pipes and tubes. It is also used for joining copper in electrical engineering applications.

Conditions for use: Flame heating methods are most often used for brazing with Sil-fos™5. When used as a pre-form rapid heating to the brazing temperature is required to avoid liquation (separation of low and high melting phases in the alloy).

For brazing copper to copper no flux is needed, as Sil-fos™5 is self-fluxing in this case.

For use on copper alloys a separate flux is required and Easy-flo™ is generally suitable, but in applications where protracted heating to the brazing temperature is likely to occur the use of Tenacity™ No.4A Flux Powder or Tenacity™ No.5 Flux Powder may need to be considered.

Sold by the Kg x 600mm long.

Melting Range °C
ISO 17672:2010
CuP 281