Carbon vanes are self lubricating, and therefore ideal for pumps handling liquids whose lubricating properties are poor, such as petrol. They can also operate un-lubricated in compressors to deliver air or gas uncontaminated by lubricated oil or grease, in which the carbon gives a fine polish to the cylinder wall which reduced the wear rate of the vane after bedding in to negligible proportions.

The applications where carbon vanes are being used are extensive. Typical of these are:

  • Dry running rotary compressors and vacuum pumps
  • Mobile compressors fitted to bulk delivery tankers
  • printing machinery
  • Spray paint equipment
  • Packing machinery
  • Food processing equipment
  • Wet running vane pump and meters
  • Automotive diesel fuel pumps
  • Drink vending machines
  • Fuel tanker meters

    Our Carbon vanes are made in a range of carbon materials (carbon graphite, metal impregnated carbon graphite and resin bonded graphite) to meet many differing application requirements. All of our Industrial carbon grades retain the basic properties which make carbon unique as an engineering material, and particularly suited for vanes which may operate in conditions beyond the limits of other materials.