Fire Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 22–30 | Cite as

Copper-aluminum interaction in fire environments

  • Bernard Béland
  • C. Roy
  • M. Tremblay


The surface pitting of copper conductors recovered from fire debris has been reproduced by laboratory tests. The results of these tests demonstrate that molten aluminum that comes in contact with copper conductors drastically reduces the melting point of copper by alloying.


Copper Aluminum Melting Point Laboratory Test Civil Engineer 
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© National Fire Protection Association 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Béland
    • 1
  • C. Roy
  • M. Tremblay
  1. 1.University of SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada

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