Ceramic And Metal Seals

Ceramic seals, composed of materials like alumina or zirconia, offer high temperature and chemical resistance, making them ideal for harsh environments where organic materials might degrade. They provide excellent electrical insulation and wear resistance but are prone to breakage under mechanical stress due to their brittle nature. On the other hand, metal seals, made from various metals and alloys, including stainless steel and copper, excel in high-pressure applications and thermal cycling scenarios. Their ductility allows them to deform and accommodate surface irregularities, enhancing sealing effectiveness, but they may corrode in certain environments. Both types find applications in aerospace, oil & gas, semiconductor manufacturing, and automotive industries, with the choice between them depending on specific operating conditions and requirements.