Cast basalt tiles are used in floor covering, bunker’s walls and outlets, silos and other tanks using storage of bulk materials that are strong abrasion. Strong friction wear is caused when emptying the bunker and silos and, in addition, impact wear occurs during the filling process.
Basalt casting was used as a replacement to iron and steel which was in short supply after WWII – the crushed natural basalt is heated back to molten lava and then poured into moulds to make components such as pipes and floor tiles, which are incredibly hard wearing and abrasion resistant.
Cast basalt can be formed into a diverse range of shapes and surface patterns – including bespoke designs (min 325m2). During the cooling process the surface of the material achieves a glass-like patina, with an iridescence and texture that is unique to each piece.
Strong friction wear is caused when emptying the bunker and silos and, in addition, impact wear occurs during the filling process. This abrasion sometimes destroys cement bunker walls within a relatively short time. In practice, cast basalt tiles wear-resistant linings have proved to be an economical solution.
The walls are lined with hexagonal or rectangular tiles. Circular bunker and silos are lined with radial rectangular or hexagonal form pieces, exactly fitting the respective circumference.
Basalt casts are considered the best lining materials for industries dealing with abrasion resistance. The other application areas of basalt casts are bends, lining pipers and trenches.
Rectangular and hexagonal tiles are used in the coating of large areas like bunker, silos and tank.
The nominal diameter series of cast basalt lined steel elbow pipe is the same as the cast basalt lined steel straight pipe , the turning radius and central Angle can be made according to the requirements of customers.
The technical parameters of the coat steel of cast basalt lined steel pipe according to the operating pressure of the pipeline system to determine.
Other than automobiles, some of the other industries where these are used in include:
* Pulp & Paper
* Mineral Processing
- Fused cast basalt surfaces remain smooth and low in friction when used over time, thereby offering the benefit of low caking.
- Fused cast basalt provides excellent protection against the following abrasive media: ore – sinter – ash – slag – sand – coal – clinker.