Physical and Mechanical Applications of Sialon - Syalon 050

International Syalons Syalon 050 is a member of the Si-Al-O-N family, the first group of man-made ceramic alloys produced, and has been specifically designed for high performance under arduous wear conditions.

What is Syalon 050

Syalon 050 is a speciality material, which is intended for industrial wear applications, in which high hardness and excellent wear resistance are required. It also has excellent high temperature properties, maintaining good mechanical strength up to 1400°C.

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Syalon 050

The table below lists typical mechanical, thermal and electrical property data for Syalon 050.

Properties

Value

Units

3 point RT Modulus of Rupture (Specimen 3 x 3 x 50 span, 19.05mm)

800

MPa

3 point Modulus of Rupture at 1400°C

450

MPa

Weibull Modulus

8-13

RT Unit Tensile Strength

450

MPa

RT Hardness (HRA)

94

RT Hardness (Vickers Hv0.3)

2000

Kg/mm2

Fracture Toughness K1C

6.5

MPam1/2

Poisson’s Ratio

0.23

Density

3.23

g/cc

Porosity

0

%

Thermal Expansion Coefficient (0-1200°C)

3.2×10-6

K-1

RT Thermal Conductivity

20

W/m/K

Thermal Shock Resistance

600

ΔT°C quenched in water

Electrical Resistivity

1010

Ohm m

Typical physical property data obtained under test conditions. All properties have been measured by independent testing authorities. The values given only apply to the test bodies on which they were determined, and therefore can only be recommended values.

Chemical and Corrosion Resistance of Syalon 050

Syalon 050 also has excellent resistance to corrosion. The behaviour of Syalon 050 is very similar to Syalon 101 although slightly better, particularly in acids and alkalis. This excellent behaviour makes Syalon 050 particularly beneficial in the chemical and process industries.

The tables below show the corrosion behaviour of Syalon 050 in various acids, and alkalis and molten metals.

Acid / Alkali

Conc. %

Temperature

Exposure time/hrs

Reaction

Hydrochloric acid

33

Boiling

100

None

Nitric acid

69

Boiling

100

Weak

Sulphuric acid

98

Boiling

100

None

Hydrofluoric acid

100

Boiling

100

Strong

Sodium hydroxide

50

Boiling

100

None

Metal

Temperature / °C

Exposure time/hrs

Reaction

Copper

1150

10

Strong

Brass

950

50

None

Aluminium

950

1000

None

Tin

300

100

None

Typical corrosion data obtained under test conditions. The values given only apply to the test bodies on which they were determined, and therefore can only be recommended values.

Applications of Syalon 050

Syalon 050 is used in a wide range of applications such as shot blast nozzles, seals, cutting tools, grinding media and metering values, where excellent wear resistance is required as well as thermocouple protection sheaths and tubes where it’s excellent corrosion resistance to molten metals and chemicals at high temperatures is beneficial.

Exploiting Advantages of Syalon 050 for Your Applications

The successful integration of ceramics into industrial and engineering systems requires close collaboration between you, the end-user, and ourselves, the material suppliers. Our Technical Specialists are available to discuss your requirements in detail and assist in exploiting the significant advantages which Syalon 050 has to offer.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by International Syalons.

For more information on this source, please visit International Syalons.

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