What is ceramic pipe sleeve?

Ceramic pipe sleeve is a cylindrical covering made of ceramic material that is used to protect pipes from corrosion, wear, and chemical attack. It is a common solution for extending the life of pipelines in harsh environments such as chemical plants, oil refineries, and waste treatment facilities. The ceramic material used in pipe sleeves has excellent resistance to high temperatures, abrasion, and chemical aggression, which makes it an ideal material for protection against corrosion and erosion. The ceramic pipe sleeves come in various sizes and shapes to fit different pipe dimensions and are typically installed by sliding them over the pipe’s outer surface.

Recently 95% alumina ceramic pipe sleeve has been largely applied in lithium battery material conveying system.

92% AL2O3 alumina ceramic sleeve tube lined pipe
92% AL2O3 alumina ceramic sleeve tube lined pipe

The main raw material of wear resistant ceramic sleeve is a special kind of ceramic with AL2O3 as the and the rare metal oxide as the flux, which is melted by high temperature at 1700 °C. The big diameter ceramic sleeve is always a big problem for the ceramic tube manufacturers since it’s very difficult to control the deformation rate of the ceramic sleeve after it’s sintering. Also It will also need an advanced and big isostatic pressing machine to do this. So it will not only express the company’s production capability, but company’s technology. Right now, our factory have owned both advantages which are wear resistant ceramic pressing facilities and technologies.

In addition, the flatness of ceramic casing is also an important factor affecting the size of lithium battery materials.We did a lot of analysis and improved our manufacturing techniques to solve both of these problems.Now it can help lithium battery delivery systems better solve these problems, with better material purity, longer service life and better economic benefits.

99% Al2O3 ceramic pipe sleeve

Ceramic sleeve lined Pipe

For the convenience of customers, are to provide a more specific process is as follows:

  1. Removing rust and decontamination process of outer-layer steel pipe;
  2. Must be in strict accordance with the prescribed ratio, the binder a\b accurate measurement, with how many, must be stirred evenly, full stir-mixing must not be less than 4 times, such as adding a mixture of the embedded feed should be mixed with the binder and then add the mixture to stir up not less than 3 times;
  3. The binder is applied evenly on the inner wall of the steel tube to ensure the thickness is not less than 0.5mm thickness. Then apply the binder on the outer surface of the ceramic ring to ensure the thickness between the 0.5mm-1mm. Also in the ceramic ring side (with the ceramic ring contact with the corresponding surface) Daub 0.5mm Adhesive, to ensure that after the installation of the ring and the seal between the ring;
  4. After the installation of the ceramic ring in place, it is necessary to repair the gap between the assembled ceramic rings and mend the joints to ensure the sealing between the ring and the ring;
  5. According to the NPT standard, we process the two pipe ends of male and female thread processing. The end of the pipe processing, and processing 1×45° groove, to prevent on-site installation in the process of cutting the hands of construction workers, do a good job of safety protection measures, thread processing, need to brush oil to protect the thread;
  6. After installing the ceramic ring, check the internal surface of the ceramic ring of the formation, finishing in place, cannot move the position of the pipe, because the binder is not dry, vibration is easily caused by the displacement of ceramic rings, affect the use of the effect of cold weather in winter, binder drying time is longer, need to ensure more than 48 hours.

More ceramic pipe sleeve

Wear Resistant Cylinder Liner Material Alumina Ceramic Tube sleeve

Advantages of Wear abrasion stainless ceramic pipes

95% alumina ceramic sleeve lined pipes, elbows and T pipes have been largely applied in lithium battery material conveying system in recently years.

  • Better purity for inside and outside pipe materials;
  • More abrasive;
  • Higher corrosion resistance;
  • Stronger impacting resistance;
  • Better high temperature resistance
  • Smaller flatness of inside pipe(ceramic flatness≤0.5mm)

Layer size of ceramic pipe sleeve

Steel pipenormal carbon steel or stainless steel3-10mmDN30-DN400mm
AdhesiveEpoxy adhesive2-3mm
Ceramic sleeve92%,95%,99%5-20mmDN30-DN400mm

Alumina ceramic specifications

Volume Density3.62 g/cm33.65 g/cm3
Water Absorption (%)≤0.02%≤0.02%
Hardness9 Mohs9 Mohs
Flexural strength≥2000 Mpa≥2250 Mpa

The combination of high rigidity of ceramic and high elasticity of steel gives the pipe unmatchable features as an abrasion resistant, heat resistant and corrosion resistant material for use in the fields of power generation, metallurgy, mining, and chemical industry etc. It has many advantages over steel pipes, cast stone pipes, and steel-plastic compound pipes.

Ceramic pipe sleeves are widely used in industries such as mining, power generation, and chemical processing where the harsh environment can cause significant wear and damage to the piping systems.

The advantages of using ceramic pipe sleeves include

  1. Exceptional wear resistance: The ceramic material used for the sleeve provides excellent resistance against wear and abrasion caused by abrasive media, improving the lifespan of the piping system.
  2. Corrosion resistance: Ceramic materials are highly resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for use in corrosive environments.
  3. High-temperature resistance: Ceramic pipe sleeves can withstand high temperatures without losing their mechanical properties, making them ideal for use in high-temperature applications.
  4. Reduced friction and turbulence: The smooth surface of the ceramic pipe sleeves reduces friction and turbulence, resulting in reduced pressure loss and increased flow rates.
  5. Improved safety and reliability: Ceramic pipe sleeves can significantly reduce the likelihood of equipment failure, enhancing the safety and reliability of industrial operations.
  6. Easy installation: Ceramic pipe sleeves are easy to install and can be tailored to fit specific sizes and shapes required by the application.

Overall, ceramic pipe sleeves are an effective and reliable solution for protecting piping systems from the harsh effects of abrasive materials. They offer superior wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and improved efficiency compared to traditional materials, reducing maintenance costs and improving system performance.