Performance Carbon

Silicon Carbide

Why choose Morgan Silicon Carbide?

Morgan’s market leading silicon carbide materials are the preferred choice for many of the market's most respected mechanical seal manufacturers.

Our silicon carbide materials are preferred by customers who demand the best possible tribological performance in hard on hard seal face and bearing combinations.

The primary properties of silicon carbide are:

  • Superior wear resistance with low friction
  • High temperature capabilities
  • Wide ranging compatibility with other materials
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Outstanding thermal shock resistance
  • Superior corrosion resistance, especially in alkali environments

Our silicon carbide materials

Silicon carbide material families

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Reaction Bonded Silicon Carbide

  • High wear resistance
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • High modulus

Sintered Silicon Carbide

  • High hardness and strength
  • High-temperature resistance
  • High modulus
  • Chemical resistance

Siliconised Graphite

  • High hardness
  • Abrasion resistance

Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

  • High hardness
  • High modulus
  • Improves marginally lubricated conditions


Silicon Carbide applications

Due to their advanced performance characteristics, Morgan’s silicon carbide materials are used across many challenging industrial applications. Their robust properties make them ideal for use as mechanical components and wear parts in applications including:

  • Submersible pumps
  • Compressors
  • Mixers and steam joints
  • Gear pumps
  • Propulsion shaft sealing
  • High temperature and pressure applications
  • Abrasive and aggressive fluid applications
  • Mechanical seals for circulating pumps with limited dry running capability
  • Bearings for circulating pumps
  • Bearings for electric water pumps used in electric and/or hybrid cars.

Why Morgan?

  • We work closely with our customers to understand the operating parameters of the application and the range of process conditions
  • Manufacturing precision silicon carbide components in high volume with sizes up to 80mm in diameter.
  • Full design evaluation of the end product to determine the best material and the most cost-effective solution for the specific needs of the customer’s design.