Silicon Carbide for Seals and Bearings

With decades of experience in the manufacture of silicon carbide products, we are your first choice for seal and bearing requirements.

Due to their advanced performance characteristics our range of silicon carbide seal & bearing materials will be found in many challenging industrial applications operating in extreme environments and arduous conditions. 

Silicon Carbide components are widely used in products such as gas seals, mechanical seals, propulsion shaft and slurry seals, slide bearings, radial and thrust bearings where the following properties make it an ideal choice for use in a broad range of industrial processes and engineered design solutions.

  • High thermal conductivity
  • Low friction
  • Low thermal expansion coefficient
  • Outstanding thermal shock resistance
  • Extreme hardness and wear resistance
  • Exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Good mechanical strength
  • High temperature capabilities
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Impervious to liquids and gases
  • Wide ranging compatibility with other materials

These properties make our Silicon Carbide materials the ideal choice for use as mechanical components and wear parts that are specified in applications such as ;

  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Submersible Pumps
  • Compressors
  • Mixers and Steam joints
  • Gear pumps
  • Propulsion shaft sealing
  • High temperature and pressure applications
  • Abrasive and aggressive fluid applications

Silicon Carbide’s exceptional wear and chemical resistance, enhanced dry running capability and high hardness means it is an excellent choice for aggressive, corrosive and high temperature environments.

Our market leading PGS graphite loaded sintered materials are the preferred choice for many of the respected mechanical seal manufacturers who demand the best possible tribological performance in hard on hard seal face and bearing combinations.

We work closely with our customers to understand the operating parameters of the application and the range of process conditions. This evaluation determines the design of the end product and provides the selection criteria to offer the best material and the most cost effective solution for the specific needs of the customer’s design. 

To see how we can work with you on your project, contact us today.