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Providing cost-effective, high-quality custom wear-resistant industrial ceramics.
Industrial Ceramic Wear Solutions
Industrial ceramics provide excellent resistance to sliding abrasion. They are widely used in mineral processing plants, abrasive bulk materials handling installations, pulverized fuel pipe lines, or any applications where steel or other materials are insufficient in resisting the wear caused by the materials flowing over them. By installing ceramic wear liners, the life of steel is prolonged, saving money and increasing the time between replacements resulting in higher productivity and less downtime. Ceramics are less than half the weight of steel, reducing the weight of lined components, reducing the risk of injuries and material damage during handling.
Moffatt Supply & Specialties sources the highest quality ceramic tiles from various manufacturers world wide. Alumina ceramic tiles with Al2O3 content of 90% and 92% are typically used. Other grades of alumina are available as required. With our experienced installers we can line any shape imaginable. For tiling of repeat shapes, we use pre-engineered tiles. These are tiles made to fit standard shapes, like elbows and cones.
Depending on the application of the installation, different bonding methods are used to hold the ceramics in place. Silicone based adhesives are used when ceramic lined parts are installed in applications where high temperatures are expected. For standard slurry applications in mineral processing plants, epoxy based adhesives are generally used. Tiles can also be installed with mechanical means. Tiles can be bolted down, or even welded to the steel it will be protecting.
Industrial Ceramic Wear Features and Benefits
Alumina Ceramics have a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Diamonds have a hardness of 10. Alumina powder can be formed into shapes in its unfired state, and this makes it ideal for the production of tiles and blocks. Alumina Ceramics are ideal for the protection of steel in high wear areas of your processing plant, materials handling chutes, dust extraction system or any other applications that are subject to excessive wear.
Ceramic tiles are available in various thicknesses between 1/8" - 2". 1/4", 1/2" and 1" thicknesses are the most commonly used and readily available to purchase by the box or pallet. The most common tile size is a 4" x 6" tile.
These tiles can also be supplied as weldable tiles. Weldable tile is used in high temperature applications or in applications where the steel backing is flexible.
We also supply 1/2" and 1" thick pipe tiles, used to tile pipelines and pipe elbows to protect them against abrasive slurries.
Another popular product is the hextile sheets. These are small hexagonal tiles on a mesh backing, mainly used to line irregular shapes or for patches. Popular thicknesses are 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" and the sheets are 6" x 6" square.
For longer pipelines, where the cost of Alumina Ceramics and Silicon Carbide will be prohibitive, basalt liners can be considered. It is generally used in tailings pipelines and process piping in mineral processing plants.
All the above are available in Alumina Ceramics, and can also be supplied in Silicon Carbide and various other ceramics commercially available.
Industrial Sectors that use Ceramic Wear Products
- Minerals Processing Plants
- Slurry Pipe Lines
- Sand and Gravel
- Grain Handling
- Ship Loading
- Conveyors and Transfer Points
- Dust Extraction and Handling
- Cement and Lime production
Industries that use Ceramic Wear Products
- Bulk Materials Handling
Industrial Ceramic Product Facts
Alumina Ceramics is the most commonly used in the industry. 90% Al2O3 and 92% Al2O3 are the most popular grades of Alumina ceramics used in the industry.
Silicone Carbide is also widely used and Nitride Bonded SiC, Reaction Bonded SiC and Sintered SiC are grades of Silicone Carbide available. The application will determine which grade of SiC is recommended.
Silicon Carbide has a higher resistance to wear than Alumina, but is more expensive. It is therefore only recommended for the most abrasive applications.
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Industrial Ceramic Product Facts
MSS (Moffatt Supply & Specialties) started as Bob Moffatt Supply in Atikokan, Ontario in 1955 by Robert (Bob) C. Moffatt to supply products and services which are designed to resist the effects of shock, abrasion, and corrosion within typical operating/production systems throughout the hard rock mining industry. Over the following fifty-plus years the company expanded throughout Northwestern Ontario westward to British Columbia serving industries with similar operational issues by supplying and servicing value-added shock resistant, abrasion resistant and corrosive resistant materials to industry.
Currently, MSS consists of 9 branches with over 50 employees supplying and servicing customers in the hard rock mining, coal, potash, tar sand, power plant, construction, logging and railroad industries. MSS staff has the experience and knowledge to analyze and recommend product solutions. Branches stock appropriate product levels to ensure timely delivery availabilities.
MSS is committed to providing proven operational value added products and services to all of our customers. All branch locations and contact information are contained on our website. Please contact us for any inquiries.
"Moffatt Supply provides excellent service, high-quality ceramic lined products at competitive pricing."
- Niel L, Multotec Canada -