Advantages of Tungsten Carbide Nozzle

Tungsten Carbide Nozzle Picture

Tungsten Carbide Nozzle Advantages:

Corrosion proof
Long functional life
Excellent performance
Cost effective
Less prone to wear and tear

Tungsten carbide nozzle and other nozzles:

Common nozzle materials include cast iron, ceramic, tungsten carbide, silicone carbide, and boron carbide. Cast iron nozzles are now very rare as they wear out after just 6 to 8 hours. Ceramic nozzles are used only with non aggressive abrasive in light duty equipment and blast cabinets. Tungsten, Silicon, and Boron Carbide are the most popular for the majority of blasting applications due to their long life. Comparisons among tungsten carbide nozzle and other nozzles service life are listed below.

Estimated Service Life in Hours
Nozzle Material Steel Shot/Grit Sand Aluminum Oxide
Tungsten Carbide Nozzle 500-800 300-400 20-40
Alumina Nozzle 20-40 10-30 1-4
Silicon Carbide Nozzle 500-800 300-400 50-100
Boron Carbide Nozzle 1500-2500 750-1500 200-1000