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
COW (to 100 degrees C)
108 lbs / ft
1.4 10-6/ F
90 Btu-fthr2 F
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.