Basalt and eucor have been assisting in protection of steel structures against wearing for deacades. They are however even more actual with the constantly increasing prices of steel. Regarding to the excellent properties of basalt and eucor products, these materials are used particularly as abrasion-resistant inserts of pipe pieces.
Basalt inserts are very suitable for hydraulic transport of very abrasive materials and sludge. Pneumatic transport in heating and power plants, mines, transport of various abrasive or chemical materials etc. is compatiable with basalt inserts where the maximum speed is up to 22 m/s (acc. to the transport media) and the maximum temperature is up to 400° C. Special basalt cast pieces – bends, branches, T-pieces, Y-pieces, jets, cyclones etc., – replaced the components from high-alloy steels and multiplied the equipment lifetime by five to twenty times, as well.
Eucor inserts are suitable for pneumatic pipe-lines, which are more loaded by velocity (up to 30 m/s) and temperature up to max. 1000°C.
Recommended combination in pipe mains is as follows:
- in straight sections – piping with basalt insert
- in bends, stilling pieces* and other shape pieces – eucor insert