Graphite Slide Plates Canada

Graphite Slide Plates Canada

Graphite Slide Plates Canada

Graphite slide plates can be used in place of PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates for higher temperature applications. Pure Graphite Slide Plates are recommended for those systems which produce exceptional pressure and heat. With a range of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit for ambient conditions and 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit for inert settings, graphite slide plates can also handle up to 2,000 PSI

Graphite is a natural product of pure carbon. Graphite, although a solid, has long been utilized as a dry lubricant. Coupled with its ability to withstand extremely high temperatures, Graphite makes an excellent bearing for high-temperature applications. Benchmark will fasten the graphite plate to a base plate or sole plate to allow for easy site installation.

Graphite Slide Plate Typical Physical Properties

Properties Test Standards Test Results
Density ASTM C-838 108 lbs / ft
Particle Size ASTM C-559 0.031 Inches
Electrical Resistance ASTM C-830 3.25 Inch
Flexural Strength ASTM C-651 2300 PSI
Compressive Strength ASTM C-695 5100 PSI
Tensile Strength ASTM C-565 1900 PSA
Porosity ASTM C-611 18%
COW (to 100 degrees C) ASTM E-228 1.4 10-6/ F
Thermal Conductivity ASTM C-201 90 Btu-fthr2 F
Ash Content ASTM C-561 0.12%
Hardness 80 Rockwell R
Benchmark accepts no responsibility for individual results obtained. Everyone is strongly recommended to verify data and obtain their own independent test results. This data is subject to change without notice.

Graphite Slide Plates and Expansion Bearings are used when temperature is a factor – in excess of 300 Fahrenheit.

Graphite is a versatile engineered material with a specialized combination of physical, electrical and chemical resistive properties. Graphite Slide Bearings are ideal for hostile environments where other types of materials may break down due to acids, solvents and high temperature.
Graphite Expansion Bearings achieve effective performance in environments where temperatures range from -50°F to 2,000 °F.

What Are Slide Plates?

Slide plates are flat pipe supports that reduce friction between heavy structures and surfaces. Slide Plates are especially useful when installed at heavy pressure points, including among hefty pipes, bridges, equipment, and in other high-friction situations. In many cases, slide plates will sandwich between heavy pipes and beams or other supportive sections, allowing objects to move without scraping directly against another surface and causing damage.

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