When you are trying to select an appropriate polymer for use as a wear component, you consider things like low friction, dimensional stability, ease of installation, chemical compatibility, durability, toughness, dry-run capabilities, etc. Sometimes, however, the constraint that drives your choice is service temperature. In this article, we are going to look at three material options for applications where the service temperature exceeds 400°F.
Here are some excellent blog posts here on polymer wear components::
- Dummys Guide to Composite Materials for Wear Components
- Polymer Bushings Taking a Beating: Two Important Concepts behind the Wear and Tear
- Polymer Sacrifice: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK as a Wear Component Material