WAM® 30 SiC LC – Silicon Carbide Based Low Cement Castable

WAM® 30 SiC LC is a low cement castable product containing silicon carbide in the matrix and as coarser aggregate. As a result, this product provides superior abrasion resistance. This product is designed to resist abrasion and impact as a result of larger loading (weight and volume).


Silicon carbide will oxidize to form SiO2 at temperatures above 2500oF in the presence of oxygen. This will initially only occur on the surface to near surface but as the product wears the oxidation will continue. Oxidation is not beneficial for abrasion resistance as the SiC is the mineral component which provides this characteristic.


WAM® 30 SiC LC finds application in several areas offering a balance of thermal protection and a high degree of abrasion and impact resistance. This includes a variety of rotary or feed application areas where a solid material is moving across or impacting the face of the refractory material. Examples are rotary kilns, hearths, troughs, cyclones, fluidized beds, and ducts.

Typical Technical Data
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Classification:Low Cement Castable
Placement Method:Vibration Casting, Pumping / Shotcreteing
Available Application Packages:AL - Aluminum Penetration Resistant
C - Coarse Aggregate
F - Fine Aggregate
Typical Water Requirement (%wt):5
Material Required for Estimating (lb/ft3):162
Maximum Recommended Service Temperature (°F):2500/3200*
* oxidizing atmosphere / reducing atmosphere

Calculated wt.% Based on Common Oxides

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3):43.2 %
Silicon Dioxide (SiO2):23.2 %
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2):1.3 %
Iron(III) Oxide (Fe2O3):0.8 %
Calcium Oxide (CaO):2.2 %
Magnesium Oxide (MgO):0.1 %
Combined Alkali Oxide (Na2O + K2O):0.1 %
Silicon Carbide:28.8 %


Modulus of
Rupture (psi)
Cold Crushing
Strength (psi)
Linear Change (%)
After 230165234021,460n/a
After 1500162211016,570-0.2
After 2500 (in air)n/an/an/a+0.6

Additional technical data may be available. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
Data on this table represent typical properties and cannot be used for specification purposes.