This is a Lead Base Babbitt used for low speed applications.

  • 5-8 Ingot
Belmont Product Code 5807
Nominal Composition:
  • 79.55% Pb
  • 15% Sb
  • 5% Sn
  • 0.45% As
Technical Info:
  • ASTM B-23 Grade #: 8
  • Melting Point-Solidus: 237 C, 459 F
  • Melting Point - Liquidus: 272 C, 522 F
  • Pouring Temperature: 340 C, 645 F

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