Silicon carbide bricks are a kind of refractory brick used high purity silicon carbide(SIC) and industrial silicon powder as the primary materials. Silicon carbide bricks have the advantages of wear resistance, good erosion resistance, high strength, excellent thermal conductivity and thermal shock resistance, good oxidation resistance, low porosity and better adhesion resistance,etc. Therefore, silicon carbide bricks are widely applied in various industrial furnaces such as non-ferrous metals industry, building materials industry, light industry and chemical industry. If you have any questions or needs, welcome to contact us for getting what you want!
Silicon Carbide Bricks Properties
Silicon carbide bricks for sale from RS company belong to neutral refractory brick, which can withstand erosion of acid and alkali slags. The main advantages of silicon carbide bricks are as follows:
- High Refractoriness
- Good HighTemperatureStrength
- No transformation at high temperature
- Good ThermalConductivity
- Better Wear Resistant and Erosion Resistant
- ExcellentThermal ShockResistance
- Good Corrosion Resistance
- Good Oxidation Resistance
Silicon Carbide Bricks Compositions
The raw materials of silicon carbide bricks are silicon carbide. Silicon carbide is also called the moissanite, corundum sand or refractory sand. It is made by quartz sand, petroleum coke or coal tar, and wood bits, being produced by high temperature smelting in the electric resistance furnace. In general, SiC has excellent oxidation resistance up to 1650°C.
So silicon carbide bricks are a kind of refractory materials manufactured with silicon carbide as the main raw material, which cover 72%~99% SiC content. Generally, silicon carbide bricks are made from SiC granule, SiC powder and binding agent through compounding, mixing, molding, and firing.
Silicon carbide bricks are featured with high thermal conductivity, great wear resistance and can be used for linings of aluminium cell.
Silicon Carbide Bricks Specification
|Bulk density (g/cm3)||≥2.6||≥2.6||≥2.7||≥2.3||≥2.5|
|Apparent Porosity (%)||≤17||≤17||≤22||≤20||≤20|
|Cold Compressive Strength (MPa)||≥100||≥100||≥100||≥80||≥80|
|Refractoriness under load (0.2Mpa,0.6%) ℃||≥1650||≥1650||≥1700||≥1600||≥1600|
Silicon Carbide Bricks Applications
Silicon carbide bricks have a wide range of applications, which are mainly used as ceramic slabs, heat insulation boards, push boards and lining materials for waste incinerators, as well as linings and copper flow tanks for non-ferrous metallurgical industry. The uses of silicon carbide bricks are as follows:
1.Non-ferrous metal smelting industry, ceramic, enamel and cement rotary kiln mouth, as well as glass annealing furnace and various kind of high temperature furnace.
2.Blast furnace lining,the lining of aluminium electrolytic bath, glass tank, structural ceramics, sanitary ceramics, domestic ceramics, electrotechnical porcelain refractory material, sinter powder metal industry. The standard size of silicon carbide brick for blast furnace is 230 x 114 x 65 mm, special size and OEM service also provide in RS! The size of silicon carbide brick is precise, but we provide all kinds of shapes according to our customer’s drawing.
3.Industrial ceramics bearing plate burning,pushing board, sagger; muff plate of annealing furnace; lining and ignitor of CFBB; lining of garbage incinerators,heat treatment electric heating furnace,soaking pit furnace etc.
4.Chemical use- Because silicon carbide can be in molten steel and react with metal oxides in molten steel to form carbon monoxide and silicon-containing slag. So it can be used as a smelting steel purifier. However, this generally uses pure low-degree silicon carbide to reduce costs. At the same time, it can also be used as a raw material for manufacturing silicon tetrachloride.
Silicon Carbide Bricks Manufacturing Process
A total of three steps are required to produce silicon carbide bricks.
Firstly, the processed silicon carbide aggregate and silicon carbide fine powder are proportioned according to a certain ratio before producing silicon carbide bricks, and then they are uniformly mixed with the colloidal graphite in the porcelain ball mill for 20 hours, and the binder Lin methyl cellulose or alcohol solution of polyvinyl alcohol is added.
Secondly, silicon carbide brick is formed into a brick in a steel mold with a pressure of 50~70mpa.
Lastly, silicon carbide brick is sintered at a high temperature after drying.
Silicon Carbide Bricks Classifications
Silicon carbide bricks have lots of different types, but the clay-bonded silicon carbide brick, Si3N4 bonded silicon carbide brick and recrystallized silicon carbide brick are the three most commonly used bricks.
Clay-Bonded Silicon Carbide Brick
Clay-bonded silicon carbide brick is made of silicon carbide as the main raw material and clay as a binder. It is featured with high thermal conductivity, small thermal expansion coefficient, good thermal shock resistance and wear resistance, and is one of the earliest developed among silicon carbide bricks. It can be used as ceramic kiln, muffle hoods for muffle furnaces, lining brick for aluminum refining furnace, distillation tank for zinc distillation furnaces, cement rotary kiln cooler and so on.
Si3N4 Bonded Silicon Carbide Brick
Si3N4 bonded silicon carbide brick is a kind of refractory product which is sintered by nitriding using SiC and Si powder as raw materials. It is characterized by Si3N4 as the binding phase. Si3N4 is an important new refractory material in the form of acicular or fibrous crystals existing in SiC grains. Si3N4 bonded silicon carbide bricks have good alkali corrosion resistance, resistance to melting cryolite, oxidation resistance, wear resistance, high thermal conductivity, thermal shock resistance and extremely low electrical conductivity.
Therefore, Si3N4 bonded silicon carbide brick is mainly used as the inner lining of the lower furnace body,which can improve the service life of furnace. In addition, it can be used as aluminum reduction electrolytic cell lining and ceramic kiln furniture, which has the advantages of energy saving, improving service life and no polluting the environment. It can also be used as a blast furnace tuyere water-cooled tube brick.
Recrystallized Silicon Carbide Brick
Recrystallized silicon carbide brick is a refractory product in which silicon carbide and silicon carbide are directly combined. It is characterized by the absence of a second phase and consists of 100% α-SiC.
Recrystallized silicon carbide products are mainly used as kiln furniture, which has the advantages of energy saving, increasing the effective volume of the kiln, shortening the firing cycle, improving the production efficiency of the kiln, and high economic efficiency. It can also be used as a burner nozzle head, a ceramic radiant heating tube, and components. Protection tube, etc.
Silicon Carbide Bricks Manufacturer
As a professional kiln refractory manufacturer, RS Company has advanced sales and after-sale service team which can provide customers all-around service with product application, construction installation and operation technology training etc.
What’s more, we can provide the sample free of charge if we have the stock products as customer’s required, but the courier fee be collected. So if you are interested in silicon carbide bricks, welcome to Email us for free quotation!