Non-Sparking Tools


It is similar in mechanical properties to many high strength steels but, compared to steels, it has better corrosion resistance (approximately equivalent to nickel silvers), higher electrical conductivity (16-65% IACS) and higher thermal conductivity (210W/moC). It is also non-sparking and non-magnetic. Beryllium-copper should only be specified where its unique combination of properties can be fully exploited. Beryllium-copper has long been used for non-sparking tools in the construction, mining, gas and petrochemical industries.