Industry

Pipelines

The use of material "Raflon"in the lodgment of pipelines

The proposed material can be used as:

Insulating cradles

Pipe supports should make use of insulating cradles to protect a pipeline against wear resulting from pipe movement due to thermal expansion and against stray currents.

 

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Extended service life (50 years) in severe climatic conditions;

2.Wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250);

3.High strength properties; unyielding;

4.High electrical resistivity;

5.Chemical inertness in the entire range of operating temperatures;

6.No moisture absorption.

ESR/SRP pumps

The use of material "Raflon" in pumps ESP / SRP

Raflon material based products can be used in electrical  submersible pumps (ESP) and sucker rod pumps (SRP) as:

• Antifriction and wear-resistant components of impellers and guide vanes

•In a pump section, i.e. (protective and intermediate) impeller bushings, bearing cages, and

•thrust bearings;

• Check valve saddles and discs;

• Antifriction, wear-resistant gas separator components: support rings, bushings,

•a feed screw, and a thrust;

•Antifriction, wear-resistant components of a submersible motor:  bushings,

•washings, and bearing cages;

•Downhole pump plunger;

•Inlet and discharge valve couples;

• Casing head stuffing boxes.

Raflon material application advantages:

1.A low friction coefficient;

2.Operability with and without lubrication;

3.High wear resistance;

4.Reliable operation at high speeds;

5.Operation at elevated temperatures;

6.No moisture absorption;

7.High strength properties; unyielding and non-embrittling;

8.Chemical inertness and resistance to aggressive environments.

Stop valves

The use of material "Raflon" in stop valves

The proposed Raflon material can be used in shut-off valves as:

•Various gaskets and seals: saddles, ball seals, plugs, washers, and valve bushings;

•Flange gaskets;

•Gland packing.

 

Raflon material application advantages:

1.A low friction coefficient;

2.Operability with and without lubrication;

3.High wear resistance;

4.Chemical inertness in the entire range of operating temperatures;

5.Wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250);

6.No moisture absorption.

Cryogenic

The use of material "Raflon" in cryogenic and refrigerating equipment

When operating under cryogenic temperatures materials tend to change their physical and mechanical properties, i.e. yield strength increases, liability to brittle fracture forms while impact strength and ductility deteriorates.  Therefore some specific requirements apply to cryogenic materials. Such materials should have high strength, toughness, ductility, corrosion resistance, and resistance to brittle fracture.

The proposed material can be used in the cryogenic industry as:

•Various gaskets and seals;

•In shutoff valves;

•As parts of rolling/ sliding contact bearing

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Enhanced elasticity at cryogenic temperatures;

2.Wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250);

3.Chemical inertness in the entire range of operating temperatures;

4.High wear resistance;

5.Zero porosity;

6.No brittle fracture;

7.Low friction coefficient;

8.Lubrication-free operation.

Compressors

The use of material "Raflon" in compressors and gas compressor units

The proposed Raflon material can be used as:

 

•Sliding contact plates (antifriction cradles);

•Piston rings;

•Various bearings;

•Various seals.

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Low friction coefficient;

2.Operability with and without lubrication;

3.High wear resistance;

4.Reliable operation at high speeds;

5.Operation at elevated temperatures;

6.No moisture absorption

7.High strength properties; unyielding and non-embrittling;

8.Chemical inertness and resistance to aggressive environments;

9.Operation at cryogenic temperatures.

Turbines

The use of material "Raflon" in turbines

 

 

 

Steam turbines and pumps require the application of tribocouples that should provide sustainable operation at elevated temperatures of up to 200, e.g., tribocouples used in feed and condensate pumps in heating plants and pipework cooling circuits in NPP’s (nuclear power plants), TPP's (thermal power plants), CHP's (combined heat and power plant) and steam turbines. Tribocouples also need to meet sliding contact speed, contact pressure, friction coefficient, and short-time lubrication free operation requirements.

 

The proposed Raflon material  can be used as:

•A liner of a main bearing in a turbine generator;

•A liner of a thrust bearing in a turbine generator;

•Sliding contact bearings in feed and condensate pumps;

•Various seals on a turbine generator’s shaft;

•Flange seals;

•Cradles.

Raflon material application advantages:

1.High wear resistance;

2.Reliable operation at high speeds;

3.Operation at elevated temperatures;

4.Low friction coefficient;

5.Lubrication-free operation;

6.No moisture absorption;

7.Unyielding;

8.High radiation resistance and chemical inertness.

Mining and conveying machines

The use of material "Raflon" in mining and conveying machines

Mining and hoisting & handling equipment places a high requirement on antifriction, tribological and sealing materials with enhanced physical & mechanical properties that can withstand protracted critical loads.

The proposed material can be used in mining and hoisting and handling equipment as:

•Bushings of turning rollers;

•Sealing cups of hydraulic cylinders, shock absorbers, and other hydraulic systems;

•Various O-rings and gaskets (used in the fuel system, transmission, and chassis);

•Lubrication-free sliding contact bearings (thrust bearings);

•Sliding contact bearings in an internal combustion engine.

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Lubrication-free operation

2.High wear resistance;

3.Chemical inertness in the entire range of operating temperatures;

4.Wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250);

5.Zero porosity;

6.No brittle fracture;

7.Low friction coefficient.

Motor industry

The use of material "Raflon" in the motor industry

The proposed Raflon material can be used in various automobile components as antifriction, sealing and tribological parts.

In a vehicle’s suspension the material can be used as:

• Axle pivot liners;

• Plate to plate seals in springs;

• Steering wheel shaft bushings;

• Bushings in body frame pads;

As a sealing material in:

• Crankshaft seals;

• Nozzle sealing rings;

• Hydraulically actuated brake cylinder cups;

It can be used as sliding contact bearings in an internal combustion engine:

•A connecting rod liner;

•A crankshaft bearing liner;

•A (front/rear) thrust bearing washing;

•Camshaft, countershaft, and crankshaft bushings.

Rolling/sliding bearings

The use of material "Raflon“ in rolling/sliding bearings

Rolling/sliding contact bearings have various applications across a wide range of components and assemblies in all industrial sectors. Benefiting from the programmability of material properties, Raflon can offer solutions for any application depending on specific requirements.

The proposed Raflon material can be used as:

•Separators, rings, and balls in rolling contact bearings;

•Mating surfaces and sliding contact bearing rings

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Lubrication-free operation

2.Low friction coefficient;

3.High wear resistance;

4.Reliable operation at high speeds;

5.Operation at elevated temperatures;

6.Operation at cryogenic temperatures;

7.No moisture absorption;

8.Unyielding;

9.High radiation resistance and chemical inertness.

Aviation

Use of material "Raflon" in aviation

When materials are selected in the aerospace industry, a premium is placed on durability and reliability.

The proposed Raflon material can be used as:

• Antenna covers;

• An aircraft wing part covering electronic components and antenna units;

• Various bushings, hinges and bearings

Raflon material advantages:

1.Radio-frequency transmissivity;

2.High strength properties;

3.Dielectric quality;

4.Extended lubrication free operating cycle;

5.Low friction coefficient;

6.High wear resistance;

7.Wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250).

Nuclear industry

The use of material "Raflon" in the nuclear industry

The Raflon material can be used as antifriction, tribological and sealing parts at various plants and facilities owned and operated by Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation.

 

 

The Raflon material is proposed for use as:

•Seals for hydraulic cylinders, compressors, pumps, and sliding contact bearings;

•Packing glands;

• It can be used to replace wear-intensive standard fluoroplastics based parts.

•It can be used in mobile connections in the process of engineering new equipment.

•It can be used in friction and sealing equipment operating in aggressive environments;

•It can be used as shielding and insulating materials in a reactor’s active parts.

 

 

 

Raflon material application advantages:

1.Radiation resistance (up to 3000 kGy).

2.Chemical inertness and a wide range of operating temperatures (-269 … +250)

3.High wear resistance;

4.Low friction coefficien.

Lubricants

Use of material "Raflon" in lubricants

The Raflon material in fragmented form (including waste generated as a result of machining the material of workpieces) can be used as a filler in:

•Antifriction lubricants for bridge sliding;

•Radiation-resistant lubricant analogs VNIINP 273, 275, and 276.

Raflon material advantages:

1.Radiation resistance of 300 millirad;

2.Significant cost saving;

3.Improved friction coefficient