A thermocouple protection sheath is a high-strength insulator designed to protect thermal sensors in extreme temperature conditions. These sheaths are designed as robust cylindrical elements that encapsulate the thermocouple and protect the wiring from process gases, other corrosive media, and mechanical abrasion. A small aperture allows the wiring junction to transmit electronic signals proportional to the temperature values from within an open or closed system, enabling high-stability monitoring of process temperatures in demanding environments such as non-ferrous molten metal handling.
Advanced sialon ceramics are engineered for numerous high-temperature applications, competing with established technical ceramics and refractory materials with their high strength and durability characteristics. These mechanical attributes are accompanied by outstanding thermal shock resistances, providing supreme physical stability under various thermodynamic conditions.
The Board are pleased to announce that, thanks the continued growth of the Company, International Syalons have appointed a new Quality, Health & Safety Engineer. Mark Earle has been with the Company for several months, and is making excellent progress.
Mark has joined the Company with a wealth of quality assurance experience from within the automotive industry, and is looking to transfer his knowledge and introduce additional procedures and working practices to further improve the quality of our products in line with our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, and ensure the Company maintains its excellent health and safety record.
The depletion of existing hydrocarbon supplies and reserves is well-documented, with the oil and gas industry becoming increasingly circumspect in its attempts to meet a growing demand with a dwindling supply. Petroleum geology and natural gas exploration has transformed in recent years, augmenting traditional prospecting methodologies with new and emerging technologies. Fracking enables oil and gas suppliers to withdraw hydrocarbons dispersed in the strata of the earth’s crust, but this methodology is divisive from an ethical and environmental perspective.
Sialons are advanced technical ceramics based on silicon nitride (Si3N4). They retain the thermodynamic stability and exceptional toughness properties of silicon nitride due to their isostructural composition, but feature larger cell dimensions for the formation of high-density refractory components. This excellent molecular density enables outstanding resistance from severe corrosion and mechanical degradation, which are commonplace in industrial manufacturing environments. Sialons are therefore routinely used for the fabrication of wear components and thermally stable barriers for heat sensitive elements. Cutting tools, grinding media, and thermocouple protection sheaths are all commonly produced using materials from the sialon group.
Shot blast nozzles are the outlet component for industrial hot blasting surface preparation. They sustain enormous abrasive velocities and pressures throughout their service application in wear industries, automotive manufacturing, and construction. These sectors use a variety of abrasive methodologies, from wet abrasive blasting to hydro-blasting. Sandblasting is the most common method, which involves projecting a continuous, pressurized stream of abrasive grit upon a surface to alter its composition.
Aluminium (Al) is an abundant material, making up as much as 8% of the earth’s crust and appearing pervasively in the supply chain of consumable goods. It is estimated that Europeans on average consume 3 – 10 milligrams (mg) of aluminium from natural food sources daily. Negative effects associated with aluminium exposure are minimal, while the positives of utilizing this naturally-occurring metal are enormous. Due to its incredibly low density and excellent corrosion-resistant properties, it has been implemented in production at every level of human manufacturing, from food storage to aerospace development.
Silicon nitride is one of the most advanced ceramic materials currently manufactured, providing outstanding hardness levels that are rarely matched by conventionally-manufactured components. Most silicon nitride products are electrically insulating, which provides certain industrial benefits for mechanical applications – but it can present difficulties when it comes to machining the material. Material profiling of ultra-hard insulators can result in a significant loss to its desirable properties, and commonly depends upon expensive procedures such as diamond grinding. Meanwhile, electrically conductive materials can be efficiently profiled through electro-discharge machining (EDM) with no loss to material hardness.
Weld location pins, or control pins, are hard-wearing and heat-resistant components that are used to precisely locate a material on one or more dimensional planes. Once fixed into position, the material can be accurately welded and – if necessary – moved along pre-determined axes for machining processes with high degrees of precision. This method is primarily used to weld captive nuts to sheet metal or body panels, for manufacturing parts that are used in various automotive and construction sectors.