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AWS BNi-11 (N99624) Filler Metal

AWS BNi-11 is a nickel-based filler metal for brazing. Cited properties are appropriate for the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. BNi-11 is the AWS designation for this material. N99624 is the UNS number.

It has a fairly high tensile strength among nickel-based brazing fillers. In addition, it has a fairly high embodied energy and a fairly high base cost.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare AWS BNi-11 to: nickel-based brazing fillers (top), all nickel alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

190 GPa 28 x 106 psi

Poisson's Ratio


Shear Modulus

74 GPa 11 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

600 MPa 87 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Brazing Temperature

1150 to 1200 °C 2100 to 2200 °F

Latent Heat of Fusion

340 J/g

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1100 °C 2000 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

970 °C 1780 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

450 J/kg-K 0.11 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Expansion

11 µm/m-K

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

75 % relative


9.1 g/cm3 570 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

11 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

160 MJ/kg 67 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

230 L/kg 27 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

12 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

21 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

18 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

17 points

Thermal Shock Resistance

20 points

Alloy Composition

Nickel (Ni)Ni 62.9 to 71.2
Tungsten (W)W 11.5 to 12.8
Chromium (Cr)Cr 9.0 to 11.8
Silicon (Si)Si 3.4 to 4.3
Iron (Fe)Fe 2.5 to 4.0
Boron (B)B 2.2 to 3.1
Carbon (C)C 0.3 to 0.5
Cobalt (Co)Co 0 to 0.1
Aluminum (Al)Al 0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti)Ti 0 to 0.050
Zirconium (Zr)Zr 0 to 0.050
Phosphorus (P)P 0 to 0.020
Sulfur (S)S 0 to 0.020
Selenium (Se)Se 0 to 0.0050
Residualsres. 0 to 0.5

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

AWS A5.8: Specification for Filler Metals for Brazing and Braze Welding