ceramic-lined pipe and fittings
The use of ZPC ceramic-lined pipe and fittings is ideal in services that are prone to erosive wear, and where standard pipe and fittings would fail within 24 months or less.
ZPC ceramic-lined pipe and fittings are designed to outlast linings such as glass, rubber, basalt, hard-facings, and coatings that are commonly used to extend the life of piping systems. All pipe and fittings feature extremely wear resistant ceramics that are also exceptionally corrosion-resistant.
Ceramic Material Comparison
Elbows – Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide
SiSiC is formed by slip-casting which allows us to form a monolithic ceramic linings without any seams. The flow-path is smooth without any abrupt changes in direction (as is typical with mitered bends), resulting in a less turbulent flow and increased wear resistance.
ZPC-100, SiSiC is our standard lining material for fittings. It consists of sintered silicon carbide particles fired in a silicon metal matrix and is thirty times more wear-resistant than carbon or stainless steel. ZPC-100 exhibits superior chemical resistance and possesses excellent mechanical properties.
Tile Elbows – 90% Alumina Ceramic
Alumina ceramic grade is 42% harder than chrome carbide hard-facing, three times harder than glass, and nine times harder than carbon or stainless steel. Alumina also exhibits an extremely high level of corrosion resistance — even at high temperatures — and is the ideal material for high wear applications where corrosive and abrasive fluids are present. It is a very cost-effective material, and its use is recommended in services that are highly aggressive.
Alumina-lined pipe and fittings are offered in tiled linings as well as internally-mitered, CNC ground tube segments.