ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

7 Guidelines for Nonferrous Scrap INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES, INC. Copyright © 2022 Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. CODE ITEM CODE ITEM Birch/Cliff A combination of No. 2 copper wire and copper as defined in Birch and Cliff. See above. Clove No. 1 COPPER WIRE NODULES Shall consist of No. 1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed cop- per wire scrap nodules, chopped or shredded, free of tin, lead, zinc, aluminum, iron, other metallic impuri- ties, insulation, and other foreign contamination. Minimum copper 99%. Gauge smaller than No. 16 B & S wire and hydraulically compacted material sub- ject to agreement between buyer and seller. Cobra No. 2 COPPER WIRE NODULES Shall consist of No. 2 unalloyed copper wire scrap nodules, chopped or shredded, minimum 97% cop- per. Maximum metal impurities not to exceed 0.50% aluminum and 1% each of other metals or insulation. Hydraulically compacted material subject to agree- ment between buyer and seller. Cocoa COPPER WIRE NODULES Shall consist of unalloyed copper wire scrap nodules, chopped or shredded, minimum 99% copper. Shall be free of excessive insulation and other non-metal- lics. Maximummetal impurities as follows: Aluminum .05% Antimony .01% Tin .25% Iron .05% Nickel .05% Hydraulically compacted material subject to agree- ment between buyer and seller. Dream LIGHT COPPER Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 92% copper content (mini- mum 88%) as determined by electrolytic assay and shall consist of sheet copper, gutters, downspouts, kettles, boilers, and similar scrap. Should be free of the following: Burnt hair wire; copper clad; plating racks; grindings; copper wire from burning, con- taining insulation; radiators and fire extinguishers; refrigerator units; electrotype shells; screening; excessively leaded, tinned, soldered scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil, iron and non-metallics; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement. Any items excluded in this grade are also excluded in the higher grades above. Drink REFINERY BRASS Shall contain a minimum of 61.3% copper and maxi- mum 5% iron and to consist of brass and bronze solids and turnings, and alloyed and contaminated copper scrap. Shall be free of insulated wire, grind- ings, electrotype shells and non-metallics. Hydrauli- cally briquetted material subject to agreement. Droid INSULATED COPPER WIRE SCRAP Shall consist of No. 2 copper wire (see Birch) with various types of insulation. To be sold on a sample or recovery basis, subject to agreement between buyer and seller. Existence of jelly wire subject to agreement between buyer and seller. Drove COPPER-BEARING SCRAP Shall consist of miscellaneous copper-containing skimmings, grindings, ashes, irony brass and copper, residues and slags. Shall be free of insulated wires; copper chlorides; unprepared tangled material; large motors; pyrophoric material; asbestos brake lin- ings; furnace bottoms; high lead materials; graphite crucibles; and noxious and explosive materials. Fine powdered material by agreement. Hydraulically bri- quetted material subject to agreement. Druid INSULATED COPPER WIRE SCRAP Shall consist of No. 1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed cop- per wire (see Barley), not smaller than No. 16 B & S wire gauge (unless smaller wire gauge is mutually agreed upon), with various types of insulation. To be sold on sample or recovery basis, subject to agree- ment between buyer and seller. Ebony COMPOSITION OR RED BRASS Shall consist of red brass scrap, valves, machinery bearings and other machinery parts, including mis- cellaneous castings made of copper, tin, zinc, and/or lead. Shall be free of semi-red brass castings (78% to 81% copper); railroad car boxes and other similar high-lead alloys; cocks and faucets; closed water meters; gates; pot pieces; ingots and burned brass; aluminum, silicon, and manganese bronzes; iron and non-metallics. No piece to measure more than 12” over any one part or weigh over 100 lbs. Heavier pieces acceptable upon mutual agreement between buyer and seller. Ebulent LEAD-FREE BISMUTH BRASS SOLIDS Shall consist of scrap castings alloyed with copper, tin, bismuth, and zinc. Castings shall be free of leaded brass attachments and have less than 0.2% alloyed lead or as agreed between buyer and seller. Exam- ples that meet this specification include, but are not limited to, CDA 89833/35/36/37/41/42 and 45. EcstaticLEAD-FREE BISMUTH BRASS TURNINGS Shall consist of scrap borings and turnings alloyed with copper, tin, bismuth, and zinc. Turnings shall be unmixed and have less than 0.2% alloyed lead or as agreed between buyer and seller. Examples that meet this specification include, but are not limited to, CDA 89833/35/36/37/41/42 and 45. Eland HIGH GRADE—LOW LEAD BRONZE/BRASS SOLIDS It is recommended these materials be sold by analy- sis. Elder GENUINE BABBITT-LINED BRASS BUSHINGS Shall consist of red brass bushings and bearings from automobiles and other machinery, shall contain not less than 12% high tin-base babbitt, and shall be free of iron-backed bearings. Elias HIGH LEAD BRONZE SOLIDS AND BORINGS It is recommended that these materials be sold on sample or analysis.

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