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The reasons for the high demand for tungsten carbide as grinding media

Grinding media are the objects or the media that are specifically used to reduce the particle size of materials for industrial applications. Traditionally, metallic grinding media have been widely used for various milling and industrial processes. These included hardened carbon steel, chrome steel, stainless steel, forged steel, etc.

However, with the change of technology, more modern nonmetallic products with superior qualities like tungsten carbide grinding media are used in the oil industries and other industrial applications.

Superior features

Tungsten carbide grits which are also known as grinding media are available as spherical tungsten carbide balls in different sizes depending on the grinding needs. The material also has superior qualities of its high tolerance factors of +/-0.02 as well as an exceptionally high density ranging between 17.0-18.8g/cm3.
Within the grinding and milling industrial applications, the need to homogenize resilient products using stronger materials is immense. While steel has been traditionally used, it comes with its own drawbacks.
Tungsten carbide grinding media for the oil industry is however a perfect fit, considering the demand for a material which has superior strength, resistance to abrasion and corrosion as well as tolerance for high-temperature ranges.
Tungsten carbide grinding media for oil industries is usually available as spherical grinding balls available in different state conditions like 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.

Reasons for high demand

So, what makes tungsten carbide a highly demanded material when it comes to choosing grinding media? Some of the following factors contribute to the same:

1. High resistance to wear and abrasion making it cost effective
2. High specific gravity
3. Fine polish which makes it easy to clean, especially in industrial processes
4. High resistance to temperature, corrosion, etc.
5. Extreme hardness and density which makes it a perfect grinding material.

While it is true that the comparative cost of tungsten carbide grinding media for oil industries is higher than its traditional counterparts like steel, the long life span along with the other features mentioned above make it a more cost-effective choice in the long run.

WEISON is the leading manufacturer and supplier of tungsten carbide products for industrial applications around the globe. With their state of the art machinery and manufacturing process, their tungsten carbide products along with others are the best in the market meeting the strict international standards.