Tungsten Carbide For Oil Industry

Tungsten Carbide For Oil Industry

Tungsten Carbide, essentially a powdered metal comprising the elements of tungsten and carbon has been used for mechanical components in applications requiring wear resistance, erosion resistance, toughness, and compress like mechanical shaft seals, pump bearings, valve trim, downhole oil and gas tools for the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Energy, and other industries. But though Grinding tungsten Carbide performs well in these applications are some of the resemble characteristics that make incorporating the material into mechanical designs more challenging-from both a mechanical and price perspective.

Tungsten carbide is a very strong element as it is made of carbon and as we know that diamond is an allotrope of carbon which is so strong that it can break the hammer but the diamond would not be affected in the same way tungsten carbide is also considered very strong and have high resistance to heat.

Features that make it perfect for the oil industry

Tungsten carbide parts have long since been used in the petroleum industry for fluid handling, valve seats, flow control valves, etc. While steel and other materials were traditionally used to make these parts, tungsten carbide easily replaced the same with industries preferring to opt for it owing to the following features:

·Abrasion and corrosion resistance, even with high strength viscous oils and fluids

·Temperature resistance

·High strength and toughness

·Dimensional stability

·Good finish

·Grade suitability with high wear resistance