MOSI2 Heating Elements
MoSi2 Heating Element is a High-Density Material consisting of Molybdenum Disilicide and self-forming glaze of silicide dioxide. Molybdenum Di Silicide (MoSi2) is a special material that has the best properties of both ceramic and metallic materials. It withstands corrosion and oxidation, like ceramic materials and has a low thermal expansion. And it also has good thermal and electrical conductivity, like metallic materials. Thermal shock does not have any effect on the element and it can withstand many years of service because of its strength. It can be used up to Furnace Temperature of 1800℃.
All these properties make it suitable to be used as a heating element. They are available in different shapes like straight elements, bent elements, and multi shank elements. Silcarb manufactures its MoSi2 Heating Elements by Hot pressing and hot extrusion and also pressure-assisted sintering techniques. Silcarb uses Hot isostatic pressing to produces complex shapes, with uniform density and grain structures.
The best grade of MoSi2 Heating Elements is capable of operating at temperatures up to 1800℃. However, the material is extremely brittle and can suffer creep from use. Silcarb uses state of the art technology to produce Heating elements that can operate at high electric loads without aging. MoSi2 heating elements are supplied as ready-made elements and are produced as either straight, bent forms or multi shank elements and in a wide range of dimensions. The elements are used mainly in laboratory furnaces and production furnaces in the glass, electronics, steel, ceramics, and heat treatment industries.