ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular

Guidelines for Nonferrous Scrap

ALUMINIUM COPPER LEAD NICKEL STEEL BRASS ZINC

Barley No 1

Copper Wire

Shall consist of No. 1, bare, uncoated unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than No. 16 B & S wire gauge, Green Copper wire and hydraulically compacted material to be subject to agreement between buyer and seller.

Berry No.1

Copper wire

Shall consist of clean, untinned uncoat unalloyed copper wire and cable, not smaller than No.16 B & S wire gauge, free of burnt wire which is brittle. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Birch No.2

Copper wire

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper wire having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%) as determined by electrolytic assay. Should be free of the following. Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper wire; brass and bronze wire; excessive oil content, iron, and non-metallics; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; hair wire; burnt wire which is brittle; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Candy No.1

Heavy Copper

Shall consist of clean, unalloyed, uncoated copper clippings, punchings, bus bars, commutator segments, and wire not less than 1/16 of an inch thick, free of burnt wire which is brittle; but may include clean copper tubing. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Cliff No. 2

Copper

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 96% copper content (minimum 94%) as determined by electrolytic assay Should be free of the following; Excessively leaded, tinned, soldered copper scrap; brasses and bronzes; excessive oil content, iron and non-metallics; copper tubing with other than copper connections or with sediment; copper wire from burning, containing insulation; hair wire; burnt wire which is brittle; and should be reasonably free of ash. Hydraulically briquetted copper subject to agreement.

Clove No 1

Copper wire Nodules

Shall consist of No.1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire scrap nodules, chopped or shredded free of tin, lead, zinc, aluminum, iron, other metallic impurities, insulation, and other foreign contamination, Minimum copper 99% Gauge smaller than No. 16 B & S wire and hydraulically compacted material subject 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% copper Maximum metal impurities not to exceed 0.50% aluminum and 1% each of other metals or insulation. Hydraulically compacted material subject to agreement 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-metallics Maximum metal impurities as follows: Aluminum – .05% Tin – .25% Nickel – .05% Antimony – .01% Iron – .05%. Hydraulically compacted material subject to agreement between buyer and seller.

 Dream

Light Copper

Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper scrap having a nominal 92% Copper content (minimum %) 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, containing insulation; radiators, 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 16.343% copper and maximum 5% iron and to consist of brass and bronze solids and turnings, and alloyed and contaminated copper scrap. Shall be free of insulated wire, grindings electrotype shells and non-metallics. Hydraulically briquetted material subject to agreement.

 Drove

Copper Bearing Scrap

Shall consist of miscellaneous copper-containing, skimmings, grindings, ashes, irony brass and copper, residues and slags, Free of insulated wires; copper chlorides; unprepared tangled material; large motors; pyrophoric material; asbestos brake linings; furnace bottoms; high lead materials; graphite crucibles; and noxious and explosive materials. Fine powdered material by agreement Hydraulically briquetted material subject to agreement.

 Druid

Insulate Copper Wire Scrap

Shall consist of copper wire scrap with various types of insulation. To be sold on a sample or recovery basis, subject to agreement between buyer and seller.