copper sourcing heading

Copper Bar, Sheet, Rod, tubing and Aluminum Bar

1.5 million lbs of Raw Material Available

 

copper sheet, bar, rod, bus tubeIf you’re buying less than 5 million pounds of copper and aluminum each year, you should be using our copper sourcing expertise. We buy and stock hundreds of sizes of copper bar, copper sheets, and aluminum bar to obtain direct from the mill pricing. Our ability to purchase raw materials in volume, and hold a broad inventory enables us to shorten lead times and pass significant savings on to you. In short – using Storm’s superior sourcing know-how, we will get you the products you need with the best turnaround and pricing possible.

Streamlined Copper & Aluminum Sourcing

 

The art of juggling a myriad of vendors, transit schedules, production timelines, and material availabilityaluminum bus bar from Storm Power Components
has its risk factors. However; there is a remedy to eliminate some uncertainty on your to-do list; a single source copper supplier. To do so, you’ll need one with the depth and breadth of time tested experience in electrical components manufacturing who can keep you out of jams and make you look like a rock star every time.

Standard Copper 3' x 8' (36" x 96") Sheet and Plate
available in several gauges (thicknesses):

COPPER SHEET

24 Gauge - .020" Thick
20 Gauge - .032" Thick
18 Gauge - .040" Thick
16 Gauge - .050" Thick
14 Gauge - .062" Thick
12 Gauge - .080" Thick
11 Gauge - .094" Thick
8   Gauge - .125" Thick

COPPER PLATE

.156" Thick
.187" Thick
.250" Thick
.375" Thick

 

Copper Sheet Specifications:

Storm's copper sheet is manufactured to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) B187, B152 and B283-09 specification standards for copper and copper alloy: Our C11000 copper is 99.90% pure copper and .04% oxygen, for hard drawn sheet and plate, offering high thermal and electrical conductivity with low ground resistance.

Note: Brown and Sharpe is the standard used to measure the copper sheet gauge.

Copper Bar in standard 12 ft. length
available in U.S. and Metric thicknesses and widths

CALL TO ORDER 1-800-394-4804

Storm's top selling copper bar by dimension T x W
(many other sizes available):

STANDARD US SIZES

.094" X 1.00"  (JX-168)
.125" X 1.00"  (JX-23)
.125" X 2.00"  (JX-47)
.125" X 3.00"  (JX-21)
.125" X 4.00"  (JX-554)
.250" X 1.00"  (JX-27)
.250" X 2.00"  (JX-29)
.250" X 3.00"  (JX-154)
.250" X 4.00"  (JX-40)
.250" X 5.00"  (JX-421)
.250" X 6.00"  (JX-42)
.375" X 2.00"  (JX-889)
.375" X 3.00"  (JX-997)
.375" X 4.00"  (JX-994)
.375" X 5.00"  (JX-996)
.500" X 2.00"  (JX-989)
.500" X 3.00"  (JX-910)
.500" X 4.00"  (JX-913)

METRIC SIZES

.196 x .787 - 5 x 20 mm (JX-894)
.196 x 1.181 - 5 x 30 mm (JX-895)
.197 x 1.57 - 5 x 40 mm (JX-1042)
.196 x 1.97 - 5 x 50 mm (JX-896)
.394 x .787 - 10 x 20 mm (JX-898)
.394 x 1.181 - 10 x 30 mm (JX-899)
.394 x 1.57 - 10 x 40 mm (JX-1043)
.394 x 1.97 - 10 x 50 mm (JX-890)
.394 x 3.15 - 10 x 80 mm (JX-1036)
.394 x 3.94 - 10 x 100 mm (JX-893)
.394 x 5.51 - 10 x 140 mm (JX-1086)

PRE-PLATED OPTIONS

Tin
Silver Flash

Custom cuts available with $150 minimum order.

As a global fabricator of electronic components, Storm maintains a vast inventory of copper barstock acquired in bulk purchases direct from the mill. Because of this, Storm is able to provide its customers over 450 dimensional profiles of copper bar in standard US and metric sizes - at wholesale prices.

Copper Rod in standard 12 ft. length

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ROUND COPPER ROD

.187"
.25"
.312"
.375"
.50"
.625"
.687"
.75"
1.00"
1.50"

SQUARE COPPER ROD

.25" x .25"
.375" x .375"
1.0" x 1.0"
1.25" x 1.25"

Other sizes may be available with lead time or $150 minimum order. Call us to check!

Copper Alloy C11000 rod has a minimum of 99.9% pure copper. It has excellent electrical conductivity and is easy to form and work. Ideal for use in electrical applications such as bus bars, connectors and gaskets. Cannot be heat treated and is not recommended for machining.

Our Copper

Storm is proud to be one of the largest US distributors of the red metal. Our copper is manufactured to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) B187, B152 and B283-09 specification standards for copper and copper alloy.

Learn more about our copper types, tempers, and alloys, read our Copper Buying Guide.

READ STORM POWER'S CONFLICT MINERALS STATEMENT

Copper Bus Tube in standard 20 ft. length

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Seamless electrically-conductive copper bus tube, a.k.a. hard drawn tube or pipe is a critical component in electrical power transmission and distribution at electrical substations and industrial power installations. Available in Schedule 40 (regular) and Schedule 80 (thick) wall thickness, Storm's copper bus tube is made of alloy 10200 (OFHC), oxygen-free copper with reduced electrical resistance and enhanced ability to carry current.

Manufactured to ASTM-B188-02 with diameters ranging from .50" to 3.00" in 20 ft. lengths.

All copper bus tube must ship via common carrier. 

STANDARD PIPE SIZES, HARD DRAWN, SCHEDULE 40

schedule 40 bus tube chart

EXTRA STRONG, HARD DRAWN, SCHEDULE 80

schedule 80 copper bus tubing chart

Rectangular Aluminum Bar in standard 12 ft. length
Alloy: 6101-T61

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Extruded Aluminum 6101-T61 alloy can provide a lighweight, more affordable solution to replace or substitute copper bus bar in electrical conductor applications for enclosed electrical grounding installations. Storm Power's rectanglular aluminum bar offers above average corrosion reisistance, good machinability, and is excellent for welding.

ASTM B317
SAE J454

aluminum bus bar from Storm Power Components

 

 

The following widths are available in the Cu/Al comparison chart below:

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aluminum versus copper ampacity comparison chart

6101-T61 Alloy Composition

Aluminum ( AL) 98.9 %
Copper (CU) .15 - .4 %
Magnesium (MG) 0.8 - 1.2 %
Silicon (SI) 0.4 - 0.8 %
Chromium (CR) 0.04 - 0.35 %
Manganese (MN) Up to .15 %
Iron (FE) Up to 0.7 %
Titanium (TI) Up to .15%
Zinc (ZN) Up to .25 %

Physical Properties

Forming: GOOD
Welding: GOOD
Heat Treatment: NO
Cold Working: GOOD
Annealing: GOOD
Tensile strength 14069 psi
Yield strength 11023 psi
Melting point:  588°C  1090°F