Ducom Tribometers for High-Temperature Tribology

Ducom Tribometers for High-Temperature Tribology

High-temperature tribology is of particular importance in industries where operational efficiency is affected by the exposure of materials and tribological interfaces to elevated temperatures. Various factors like elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, hardness, thermo-mechanical fatigue, diffusion, grain structure and oxidation can largely influence friction and wear at high temperatures, thus making it a multicomponent problem.

Laboratory scale test instruments (also known as tribometers) are often used to study the influence of these factors on material wear. Such an understanding is frequently used in the ranking of materials for industrial applications.

Selecting a tribometer for high-temperature testing can pose a significant challenge to the customer. During the selection process, we typically recommend the following:

  1. A tribometer design that can reach and sustain elevated temperatures in addition to incurring extremely low-maintenance costs.
  2. Tribometer features that can reproduce the friction and wear seen during industrial applications.

Our tribometers exceed the above recommendations in cost, efficiency and quality. Take a look at some of our options down below.

Air Jet Erosion Tester

Accurate measurement of damage by particles

Air-Jet-Erosion-Tester

Specifications
Temperature Ambient to 1000°C
Particle Flow Rate 2 to 300 g/min
Motorized Angle of Impingement 15 to 90 degrees

Test Standards
ASTM G76 Standard Test Method for Conducting Erosion Tests by Solid Particle Impingement
Using Gas Jets
ASTM G211 Standard Test Method for Conducting Elevated Temperature Erosion Tests by
Solid Particle Impingement Using Gas Jets

Learn more about our Air Jet Erosion Tester here.

Rotary Tribometer

Workhorse of Tribology

Air-Jet-Erosion-Tester

Specifications
Temperature Ambient to 1000°C
Friction Force0 to 200 N
Rotational Speed0.3 to 1500 rpm
Linear Wear (LVDT)0 to 2000 mm
Wear Track Diameter0 to 80 mm

Test Standards
ASTM G99Standard Test Method for Wear Testing with a Pin-on-Disk Apparatus

Learn more about our Rotary Tribometer here.

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