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Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liner Products

From coast to coast, we are your Canadian distributor of a variety of cost-effective industrial ceramic tile wear liner products.


Industrial Ceramic Wear Lining Solutions

Ceramic tile wear lines offer excellent resistance to sliding abrasion. Industrial ceramic wear liners are commonly utilized in pulverized fuel pipe lines, mineral processing plants, abrasive bulk materials handling installations, or any applications where steel or other materials are inadequate in resisting the wear caused by the materials flowing over them. Installing industrial ceramic wear liners can save money and increasing the time between liner replacements resulting in far less downtime and much higher productivity. Industrial ceramic wear liners comparatively are less than half the weight of steel, reducing the risk of injuries, reducing the weight of lined components and material damage during handling.

Sourcing Alumina with AI203 content of 90% and 92% are typically used in our ceramic tile wear liner products. Moffatt Supply & Specialties’ sources only from the highest quality global ceramic tiles manufacturers; other grades of Alumina are also available. With our skilled and knowledgeable ceramic tile 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.

Regardless of the application, Moffatt has an installation solution to your needs. Depending on your use and application, different bonding methods are used during installation to hold ceramic wear liner products in place. For a slurry application in a mineral processing plant, we will typically use an epoxy-based adhesive. Where environments include high-temperatures, ceramic tile wear liners are adhered using silicone-based adhesives. In addition to the use of adhesives, industrial ceramic wear lining tiles can also be installed mechanically by either bolting or welding them where steel is being used.

Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liner 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 optimal 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 by far the most frequently utilized and readily available to purchase by the box or pallet. The most popular tile size is a 4" x 6" tile.
    • These tiles can also be supplied as weldable tiles. Weldable tile is utilized in high-temperature applications or even in applications where the steel backing is flexible.
    • Moffatt Supply also supply 1/2" and 1" thick pipe tiles, used to tile pipelines and pipe elbows to shield them against abrasive slurries.
    • Another popular product is the hextile sheets. These are small hexagonal tiles on a mesh backing, used mainly to line irregular shapes or for patches. Standard 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 cost prohibitive, basalt liners can be considered. It is frequently utilized in tailings pipelines and process piping in mineral processing plants.
    • Each of the above are available in Alumina Ceramics, and they can also be provided in Silicon Carbide and various other ceramics commercially available.

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Industries that use Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liner Products:

  • Bulk Materials Handling
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Mining

Industries Sectors that use Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liner Products:

  • Slurry Pipe Lines
  • Sand and Gravel
  • Minerals Processing Plants
  • Cement and Lime production
  • Dust Extraction and Handling
  • Ship Loading
  • Conveyors and Transfer Points
  • Grain Handling
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Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liners Product Facts

Alumina Ceramics is regarded as the commonly used in the industry. 90% Al2O3 and 92% Al2O3 are typically the most popular grades of Alumina ceramics used in the market.

Silicone Carbide is also commonly 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 usually recommended.

Silicon Carbide has a much higher resistance to wear than Alumina, but is far more expensive. Therefore, it is only suitable for very abrasive applications.

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    Industrial Ceramic Tile Wear Liner Product Questions and Answers

    Industrial ceramics offer excellent wear resistance caused by coarse materials flowing over them. Below are answers to common questions we get regarding industrial ceramic tile wear liner products:

    What are industrial ceramics?

    Industrial ceramics are loosely described as inorganic, non-metallic materials that demonstrate such useful properties as high strength and hardness, high melting temperatures, chemical inertness, and low thermal and electrical conductivity, but which also display brittleness and sensitivity to flaws.

    What is advanced ceramics?

    "Advanced” ceramics, like silicon carbide and zirconium oxide are the materials that things like spaceships are constructed with, and they’re able to withstand the super-hot temperatures generated upon re-entering the earth’s atmosphere.

    How do you attach the ceramics to the steel?

    There are various adhesives designed for attaching ceramics to the steel backing material. The most common adhesives are two part epoxies, that will take anything from a few minutes up to 48 hours to cure completely. With respect to the application, the working temperature and the rigidity of the steel backing, other materials or fastening methods can also be used. Silicones can handle higher temperatures than most epoxies, and is also more flexible. Tiles can also be bolted to the steel backing and can even be “welded” to steel backing.

    What sizes and shapes of alumina ceramics does Moffatt Supply keep in inventory?

    The most popular tile thicknesses used in the industry for wear protection is ¼”, ½” and 1”. The standard tile shape is rectangular and are 4” wide by 6” long. Yet another popular product is ¼” or ½” thick hexagonal tiles. These are offered on a 6” by 6” mesh backing, and is used to do repairs to ceramic installations or for use in irregularly shaped applications.

    What kinds of ceramics does Moffatt Supply specialise in?

    We mainly provide and stock Alumina Ceramics. Alumina Ceramics consists mainly of alumina oxide and grades of 90% and 92% Al2O3 are the most popular grades. We also supply assorted grades of silicon carbide. Silicon carbide is more versatile than alumina ceramics and can easily be formed into almost any shape imaginable. However, it much more expensive than alumina ceramics and is used for specialised applications.

    Why would you use alumina ceramics in high wear applications?

    The primary reason for using any ceramics is to protect the metal from being worn away by the material that comes in contact with the steel. Ceramics as a general rule has a high resistance to wear in sliding abrasion applications. 92% Al2O3 has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs Hardness scale, when compared with diamonds that has a hardness of 10.

    How is it possible to “weld” a ceramic brick to the steel backing?

    To be able to make a ceramic tile weldable, a tiny conical hole is made in the middle of the tile. A conical steel insert is then placed within the hole and this is welded to the backing steel. The weld is then holding the steel insert in place, which then holds the tile in place.

    What is the smallest and largest tile that can be made from Alumina Ceramics?

    Although it's possible to make different shapes of alumina ceramics, the most popular products are tiles and bricks. Tiles can be as thin as 1/32”, but 2” thick bricks, 4 - 1/2” wide and 9” long is about the maximum dimensions that can be made from alumina ceramics.

    Are all ceramics the same?

    There are a large range of ceramics available. It all depends upon the application. Some ceramics can be used for household goods, like plates, cups and oven dishes, some are utilized in the electrical industry as isolators for high-voltage power lines, as ballistic protection in armoured vehicles and bullet proof vests and for protection against wear in materials handling, pipelines and process equipment. Ceramics may also be used as heat insulators in furnaces and kilns. Due to its resistance to various chemicals and high heat, ceramics is also widely used in laboratories in lots of different applications.

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    - Paul S., Molson Breweries -

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