Glossary of Terms

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A

Age Hardening

Alloy

Alpha

Alpha-Beta Brass

Annealed Temper

Annealing

Anode

Anvil Effect

Arbor

Area Reduction

As Hot Rolled

ASTM

Automotive Service Tube

Axis- Horizontal

Axis- Vertical

B

Bar

Barrel Plating

Bend Test

Beta

Blank

Blanking

Blister

Brass

Brinell Hardness

Bronze

Buckle

Buffed Surface Finish

Buffing

Bulging

Burnishing

Burr

Bus Bar and Bus Conductor

C

Cake

Camber

Casting

Cathode Copper

Cathodic Protection

CDA

Chatter Marks

Coil

Coil Tail

Coining

Cold Rolling

Cold Shut

Cold Working

Collapsing Pressure

Concentricity

Condenser Tube

Condenser Tube Plate

Copper

Copper Anode

Copper Drainage Tube

Copper Foil

Copper Service Tube

Copper Water Tube

Corrosion

Corrosion Fatigue

Creep

Crown

Cup Test

Cutting

D

Dealumnification

Deburring

Denickelification

Deoxidized

Dezincification

Diameter

Diameter At Any Point

Die Scratch

Dip Solution

Dish

Dog Leg

Drainage Tube, (Copper)

Drawing

Drifting

Dry Rolled Finish

Ductility

E

Earing

Edge Contours

Edgewise Curvature

Elongation

Endurance Test

Erosion

Etching

Expansion Test

F

Fatigue

Finish

Finished Edges

Flat Product

Flatness

Flattening

Flattening Test

Flow Lines

Flux

Foil

Fold

Free Machining

Full Rounded Edges

G

Gauge

Gauge Number

Grain

Grain Boundry

Grain Growth

Grain Size

H

Half Hard Temper

Hard Temper

Hardness

Hardness Number

Heat Cracking

Heat Exanger Tube

Heat Treatment

Hot Rolling

Hot Working

Hydrogen Embrittlement

I

IACS

Impact Test

Inclusions

Ingot

Inhibitors

Intercrystalline Cracking

INTERCRYSTALLINE, INTERGRANULAR

Internal Stress

L

Lamination

Lengths

Lock Seam Tube

Longitudinal Curve

M

Malleability

Matte Dip

Milling

N

Non-Refractory

O

Oil Stain

Open Seam Tube

Orange Peel Surface

Overhauling

P

Paper Interleave

Patent Leveling

Phase

Piercing

Pit

Plate

Pointing

Polishing

R

Ready to Finish

Recrystallization

Reduction of Area

Reel

Refractory

Relief Annealing

Residual Stress

Ripple

Rockwell Test

Roll Flattening

Roll Straitening

Rolled Edge Strip

Rolled Edges

Rolled Flat Products

Rolling

Rounded Corners

Rounded Edges

Roundness

S

Scale

Scalping

Seamless Tube

Season Cracking

Sheared Edges

Sheet

Slab

Slit Edges

Soldering

Spill

Spool

Square Corners

Square Sheared Metal

Stains

Stratening and Flattening

Stress Corrosion

Stresses

Strip

T

T.O.E. (Total Other Elements)

Temper

Tensile Strength

Tension Test

Tests

Tolerance

Transcrystaline

Transcrystaline Cracking

Tube

Tube Measurement Terms

Tube Sheet

Tubing

Twist

TWR

U

Ultimate Strength

W

Wall Thickness- At Any Point

Wall Thickness- Average

Water Stains

Water Tube

Wavy Edges

Welded Tube

Welding

Welding Rod

Y

Yield Strength

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