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Graphite-Loaded Silicon Carbide Targets Oil/Gas Sealing Apps

Sept. 30, 2015
To help withstand high temperature and corrosive environments, Morgan Advanced Materials developed graphite-loaded silicon-carbide material that will reduce seal face wear, increase uptime, and offer twice the service length of competitive components.

Refinery seals, industrial abrasive slurry seals, and other applications in the oil and gas industries regularly must endure high temperatures and corrosive environments. To help withstand such conditions, Morgan Advanced Materials developed graphite-loaded silicon-carbide material that, claims the company, will reduce seal face wear, increase uptime, and offer twice the service length of competitive components. The PGS-100 material enhances seal face pressure-velocity characteristics beyond that of monolithic sintered silicon carbide, and the ensuing topography remains for the life of the product. Thermal shock tolerance is improved as well—it will survive and maintain integrity despite rapid temperature changes of several hundred degrees.

MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS, Quadrant, 55-57 High St., Windsor, SL4 1LP United Kingdom

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