More information on graphite blocks

The type of graphite used in most industrial applications is synthetic graphite. This type of graphite is extremely resistant to basicacidic solutions and high temperature that is why it is used in industrial applications such as in the lubrication of an industrial rotary drier. Another reason why synthetic graphite is used in industrial applications is because it can be engineered to have specific properties such as thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal expansion, flexural strength, compressive strength, porosity, hardness, electrical resistance, and density. This article will further discuss graphite and where a graphite block is used and how it can be used.

More information on graphite blocks.



As mentioned, graphite materials are widely used in many industries. From graphite, two types of materials can be obtained. These materials are carbon blocks and graphite blocks. The difference between these two blocks is in the procedure of graphitization. There are three different types of graphite blocks. These are vibration graphite blocks, moulded graphite blocks, and isostatic graphite blocks. All these are produced from the moulding procedure.



There are a number of industries where graphite blocks are used. These are general manufacturing, mould making, and tooling industries. These blocks are available in various sizes and specifications and can be made to measure 3600mm in length by 850mm in width by 850mm in height depending on their intended use.



The properties that make graphite blocks perfect for industrial use are


- High temperature resistance


- High bulk density


- Good electrical conductivity


- Corrosion resistance


- Oxidation resistance


- Low resistivity



Its special properties include


- Low permeability


- Thermal stability


- Electrical and thermal conductivity


- High purity


- Fine grain


- High mechanical strength


- Thermal shock resistance


- High density



Graphite on its own is used in producing various radio tubes and semiconductor molds. Graphite blocks are used in resistance furnace lining, conductive materials, graphitization furnaces, heat exchangers due to its permeability, metallurgical furnaces, and silicon carbide furnaces. Also, it is used in steel industries, chemical industries, electronics, and metallurgy.



Graphite blocks are also used for lubrication. Some of the advantages of using graphite lubricants include


- Minimizing spalling and pitting effects


- Limited to minimum servicing activities


- Cheaper compared to other lubricants


- It can be adapted for use in any type of rotary drum


- It increases an objects axial stability



Graphite blocks have many more industrial applications. The ones mentioned in the article are some of them.