Brass pipes are made using zinc and copper. The proportions of zinc and copper determine the type and grade of Brass alloy pipes. The varying amounts of copper and zinc give it different mechanical and electrical properties. Brass is gold-like in colour, which makes it a good choice as a decorative material. Lead is added to this alloy to increase its machinability.
Brass finds use in applications that are low on friction. These applications involve gears, locks, door knobs, valves, aluminium casings, and bearing. The malleability of these brass pipes is also high, when compares to bronze a