Electrical Porcelain Containing Ornamental Rock Waste: Microstructural Development
Aluminous electrical porcelains are used in the production of materials of high voltage insulators. The microstructure plays an important role in the performance of electrical porcelain. On the other hand, the porcelain materials undergo a series of physical and chemical transformations during firing. This makes the understanding of their microstructures rather complex. In this work was studied the microstructural development of electrical porcelain containing up to 35 wt.% of ornamental rock waste. The pieces ceramics were pressed at 50 MPa and sintered at 1300 °C. The porcelain pieces were characterized via X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results indicate that the presence of the ornamental rock waste influenced the microstructural development of the pieces of electrical aluminous porcelain.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
M.A. Silva and J.N.F. Holanda, "Electrical Porcelain Containing Ornamental Rock Waste: Microstructural Development", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 692-696, 2010