This test demonstrates the superior thermal shock resistance of INEX Silicon - Silicon Carbide (Si-SiC) composite tubes.
- Conventional ceramic (Mullite) tubes failed after just one cycle of this test.
- However, INEX Si-SiC radiant tubes survived all five (5) test cycles with no observable damage.
Test System: INBZ-1001
Input: 15,000 BTU/hr, Natural Gas @ 20% Air
Materials: INEX Si-SiC & Mullite radiant tubes
Test Duration: 5 Cycles
Average Heating: 160°F per minute
Average Cooling: 256°F per minute
Conducted by Pyronics Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.