Wear-resistant alumina tile are a special aluminum-oxide ceramic developed specifically for use as a wear resistant surfacing material. Harder than any naturally occurring substance except diamond, almost any surface subjected to sliding abrasive action can be protected with alumina ceramic. For example, it is being used to protect the metal surfaces of chute, bins, and hoppers, vibrating feeder pans, cyclones, centrifuges, conveyors, elbows and other equipment which is subject to severe abrasion.
Wear-resistant alumina tile are easily installed by plant maintenance people. They are available in standard brick and tile shapes as well as in special shapes to fit irregular contours.
Fastening the ceramic to metal or other backing material is accomplished by using cements, by mechanical means, or by a combination of cementing and mechanical attachment. The type of installation will determine which of the following methods to use.