When a mating part (valves, dies, rollers, etc.) deteriorates or breaks, it can bring a multi-billion dollar operation to a screeching halt. By extending the life of these simple mating parts, plant owners and operators can reduce downtime and unexpected financial interruptions to their operations.
Using Izory® Zirconia ceramic for equipment components in many industries offers some unique advantages to using. Izory® zirconia is an advanced ceramic that is extremely tough, wear resistant, and corrosion resistant. Not only that, but it has a low coefficient of friction and can be used in high and low temperature applications.
When an application calls for intense heat and/or pressure, Izory® zirconia easily outperforms tungsten carbides, stainless steels, polymers, and exotic metals.
Izory® can be formed into any shape, from a simple ball to a very complex check valve cage. Any design can be made in Izory® zirconia ceramic.
One side benefit of using Izory® zirconia ceramic components is the mating components have a tendency to have extended life cycles. Examples are if you replace a metal valve seat with Izory® the mating ball, if it is a ball valve or gate if it is a gate valve, will have much extended life. When you replace a carbide or metal plunger with Izory®, the life of the mating seals or packing will be extended. When you use Izory® rollers for manufacturing wire instead of carbide, metal or other ceramic compositions the wire will have fewer defects and better surface finishes. When manufacturing aluminum cans and you use Izory® dies instead of carbide or metal there will be fewer rejected cans and better surface finishes. These are only a few of the many examples of mating parts that have extended life cycles when using Izory®.
These mating part extended lives are direct result of Izory® having a lower coefficient of friction, high toughness, excellent corrosion resistance and great wear resistance.
When you replace typical materials with Izory® Zirconia ceramic components you get the benefits of better life of the replaced components as well as better life of mating components.
So not only will your parts function with greater reliability and longevity using Izory® Zirconia, but you can better plan for and save on maintenance while minimizing unexpected downtime. If you want a more consistent bottom line for your company, it should be a no brainer using Izory® Zirconia.