Ceramic Pipes and Tubes
CeramTec produces a variety of ceramic pipes and tubes in myriad shapes, materials and manufacturing processes, even for specialized or custom applications.
Whether filtration, galvanization, water heating or soil analysis; fields of application such as the chemical industry, laboratories, electronics and electrical engineering, environmental technology or foundry technology – CeramTec’s team of experienced experts develops and optimizes ceramic pipes and tubes for a wide range of processes and applications.
Overview of our pipes and tubes:
- Pipes and Tubes made from Alunit® Aluminum Nitride Ceramics
- Pipes made from ROCAR® Silicon Carbide Ceramics
- Tubes made from Rubalit® Alumina Ceramics
- Silicate Ceramic Thermocouple or Circuit Breaker Tubes
- ALOTEC® Wear Protection for Pipes and Linings
- Pipes made from ALUTIT Aluminum Titanate for Foundry Technology
- Thermocouple and Protection Tubes
- High Alumina Porous Pipes
- Ceramic multi-channel Tubes for Filtration
CeramTec GmbH has succeeded in achieving series extrusion of exceptionally thermally conductive Alunit® aluminum nitride ceramics. This process enables rod-shaped bodies and tube systems made of ceramic with a thermal conductivity of ≥ 200 W/mK, high mechanical stability and dielectric strength.
Silicon carbide (SiC) pipes are manufactured at CeramTec’s Sumperk site for a variety of different industrial uses. Pipes manufactured from ROCAR® silicon carbide ceramics are hard, wear-resistant and possess excellent thermal conductivity properties.
Extruding CeramTec Rubalit® ceramic material enables the production of rods and tubes. Among other applications, they are used as cores in electronic resistors or as CeramCool® cooling elements in liquid cooling.
Tubes for miniature fuses, thermocouple tubes for xenon headlights, limiter tubes in insulation technology or flame guide tubes are just a few examples of areas where silicate ceramic materials for pipes and tubes excel.
ALOTEC® is a highly specialized ceramic material for industrial corrosion and wear protection and is used widely to protect pipes and pipe systems from wear. Highly turbulent areas in particular, arcs, pipe necks, manifolds and inlet pipe ends often experience extreme wear. Ceramic linings with ALOTEC® achieve much longer a service life compared to steel.
Dosing and riser tubes manufactured from aluminum titanate ceramics (ATI) easily master the challenging working conditions in non-ferrous molten metal applications and have proven their efficacy in foundry technology. Aluminum titanate’s versatility makes it possible to produce a number of different pipe shapes with a variety of diameters and lengths up to 1,750 mm.
Ceramic thermocouple tubes are used to manufacture temperature measurement and control devices and are designed with alumina or silicate ceramics. They are available as multi-bore tubes for use as RTD resistor temperature sensors and resister thermometers (RTD = Resistance Temperature Device).
For most of the ceramic manufacturers, a pore is a flaw that has to be avoided. Very few of them can incorporate pores with predefined properties in ceramic materials. CeramTec designs and manufactures ceramic products with variable porosity and pore sizes for versatile applications.
Liquid filtration, meaning the separation of substances and solids from liquids, is carried out in many branches and using different processes. Ceramic membranes are being used increasingly often to improve the filter performance.