ALU-FLO filler metals

Al Si ISO 17672 Melting Range
88 12 Al 112 575 - 585oC

 

ALU-FLOTM HT is the industry standard product for joining aluminium and is used for manufacturing HVAC&R components from aluminium alloys. Aluminium alloys from the 3000 and 6000 ranges may be joined successfully with this product. ALU-FLO No.1 or ALU-FLO No.2 Flux Paste should be used with solid forms of ALU-FLO HT but are not necessary with product forms containing flux such as a braze paste, a flux cored wire or strip with flux encapsulated into a central channel.

AMS/AWS A5.8
BAlSi-4

EN1044:1999
AL104

Al Si Cu ISO 17672 Melting Range
86 10 4 Al 210 520 - 585oC

 

ALU-FLO MT is less commonly used than ALU-FLO HT and consequently is available in fewer product forms. It may be used for manufacturing components from the 3000 and 6000 ranges of aluminium alloys where there is a requirement to braze at a lower temperature than that of ALU-FLO HT. ALU-FLO No.1 or ALU-FLO No.2 Flux Paste should be used with ALU-FLO MT.

AMS/AWS A5.8
BAlSi-3

EN1044:1999
AL20

Al Zn Melting Range
22 78 441 - 471oC

 

ALU-FLO ZA-1 is a zinc–aluminium filler metal that can be used as a product for repair of aluminium components or for joining non-critical parts. It has also been used for HVAC&R joints. However, it should be noted that ALU-FLO ZA-1 joints can exhibit shrinkage gaps formed on cooling and galvanic corrosion when joining copper to aluminium. Consequently special consideration should be given before selecting it. This product is available as a flux cored wire or strip with flux encapsulated into a central channel.

Al Zn Melting Range
2 98 337 - 385oC

 

ALU-FLO LT is a high melting point solder used for HVAC&R components from aluminium alloys. It should be used with ALU-FLO No.3 Flux Paste however because the flux is not active until approximately 35˚C above the liquidus of ALU-FLO LT care should be taken to avoid erosion of the parent metals by the molten solder. For this reason use of this solder is often limited to hand feeding wire or rod into joints. ALU-FLO LT may be used for copper to aluminium transition joints in HVAC&R applications.

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