In the majority of cases, bond between the material and its backing plate would become degraded in the presence of high temperatures. With PTFE, if the heat reaches to 350˚ F, the glue becomes weaker. For Graphite Slide Plates, the maximum temperature should be approximately 775˚ F.
The bolted design graphite slide plates can be used in temperatures up to 1,000°F normal atmospheric conditions.
The purpose of slide plates is to produce a low-coefficient of friction between a stationary support element and the moving pipe support component to reduce the forces generated as a result of pipe deflections during operation.
Slide Plates on Pipe Clamps for Low Coefficient of Friction