How graphite is used in the chemical and petrochemical industries
Type of Product and application
Many processes in the chemical industry involve the pumping, stirring and transportation of corrosive, toxic or explosive products. The pumps used have rotating shafts, which must be sealed to keep out gases or fluids.
Applications: Vacuum pumps, turbines, compressors, process pumps
Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to wear over time, long service life
These semi-finished products can be processed to manufacture other sealing products.
Applications: Tapes, gaskets, packing rings, flanges
Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to oxidation, long service life, easy to machine
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) involves transmitting a beam of electrons through a specimen to form an image in a microscope. Tiny grids are used to hold the specimens in place, and these are often coated with graphite.
Why graphite? Resistant to corrosion/chemicals, resistant to oxidation