Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies Designed for an Oil Refinery in Canada

February 21, 2023

Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies Designed For An Oil Refinery In Canada

Type: Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies
Size: 1/2” x 4” x 4” | 1/2” x 7-1/2” x 7-1/2”.
Design: 1100°F Operating Temperature | 5000 PSI Load
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | Bronzphite®
Testing: Visual & Dimensional Tests

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. manufactured Bronzphite® slide plate assemblies for an oil refinery in Canada. The Bronzphite® is used as the lower slide plate bearing surface and measures 1/2″ x 4″ x 4″, and the carbon steel backing plates are 1/2″ x 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. The upper slide plate material is polished stainless steel. Bronzphite consists of a bronze plate that utilizes graphite inserts. Bronze is used because of its hardness and load-carrying abilities. The graphite “crumbles” when the load or weight of the equipment is placed on top of the slide plate assembly. This produces a thin film of graphite which acts as an oil-free lubricant between the lower bronze slide plate and upper stainless steel slide plate. The graphite greatly reduces friction between the two surfaces. The assembly is designed for an operating temperature of up to 1100°F, with an operating load of up to 5,000 PSI. Standard visual and dimensional tests were performed prior to a two-week delivery.

Piping Technology & Products and its subsidiaries are poised and ready to meet your project needs in their entirety. We design and build slide plates and an extensive range of additional products. We offer the largest and most comprehensive offering of products and services globally with US-based manufacturing for all your piping system considerations. Our foundation is based in oil, gas, power, and petrochemical; however, we work with mining, automotive, life sciences, data center, semiconductors, packaging, wood processing, and lumber plants serving over 50% of the S&P 100. We have been able to consistently match customer need dates to our production capabilities by utilizing our local engineering and manufacturing teams and our 24/7 2-shift operations and leveraging our 47-year history of experience and industry know-how. Bronzphite® slide plate assemblies