Grinding balls are the objects or the media that are specifically used to reduce the particle size of materials for industrial applications. Traditionally, grinding ball have been widely used for various milling and industrial processes. These included hardened carbon steel, chrome steel, stainless steel, forged steel, etc.
While steel has traditionally been used for the purpose of industrial grinding balls, it is fast being replaced by tungsten as the preferred material. Tungsten is used as both tungsten alloy as well as tungsten carbide for making high hardness and excellent strength grinding balls for various industrial applications such as mining industry.
However, with the change of technology, more modern nonmetallic products with superior qualities like tungsten carbide grinding ball are used in oil industries and offer multiple advantages of high hardness, anti-abrasive & corrosion and excellent strength in comparison to the traditional options, it has longer lifespan involving industries contribution.
What’s more, tungsten carbide spherical is most cost efficient hard facing materials, for long running, it brings good economic effectiveness used in oil industry and will widely spread to greater benefit.
Tungsten carbide grinding balls are used to homogenize large and resilient products which be managed with the help of smaller grinding beads. Tungsten carbide grinding balls are spherical with varying diameter ranges. While steel is also used for the same purpose, tungsten carbide grinding balls for the oil industry is highly demanded owing to their high density and hardness along with other features like abrasion resistance.
Tungsten carbide grinding balls are available in different sizes ranging from 0.4mm to 4” along with a high precision G3 and a density higher than steel ranging from 15 g/cm3, hardness 92.5 WELSON is the leading manufacturer and supplier of tungsten carbide grinding balls for oil industries around the globe.
Meeting the stringent international standards, WELSON products including tungsten carbide grinding balls come with features like high hardness, bending resistance, wear resistance, rust free, etc.
Tungsten Carbide Grinding Ball’s Common Accuracy Class and Tolerance
Different state conditions are available within tungsten carbide balls suitable for different industrial applications. These include the sintered tungsten carbide balls, the rough grinding tungsten carbide balls, the grinding tungsten carbide balls, the high precision tungsten carbide balls, and the smooth grinding tungsten carbide balls.
Usually produced with grade YG6 and a hardness level of HRA91.0, these are widely used in the oil industry for different grinding and milling applications.
Further, some of the key features which make tungsten carbide balls a favorite within the oil industry include:
1. High-cost effectiveness due to low wear and minimal maintenance
2. High efficiency
3. High specific gravity
4. High hardness to meet the crushing and grinding requirements within the industry
5. Highly polished, easy to clean
6. Resistant to high temperatures, abrasion, etc.
The use of tungsten carbide grinding balls for the oil industry, although costlier than traditional materials like steel is still being considered as more cost efficient in the long run owing to its long life span and low maintenance requirements.
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