ZIRCAR Refractory Composites, Inc. produces a comprehensive line of advanced high performance ceramic-ceramic composite materials and related products. Our materials are used around the world in the most demanding thermal, structural and electrical insulating applications ranging in temperatures from 600C(1112F) to 1650C(3002F). For over twenty-five years, we have been a problem-solver working with our customers to resolve their thermal management problems. We have developed products that have become industry standards for induction melting, forging and heat treating applications, investment casting, glass processing, hot pressing, as well as many high temperature electrical applications.

Application Sheet

Application: Electrical Resistor Grids in Locomotive Engines

Product: Refractory Sheet Type RS-100

Application Information: RS-100 in 24" x 48" x 1/8" boards which are surfaced on one side. are cut into strips and a series of holes are drilled in them. These parts are used as the hot face material and in conjunction with a high temperature polyester resin that is molded into parts for use in the dynamic breaking systems of diesel locomotives.

Benefits: RS-100 offers good mechanical strength and good electrical resistivity.

It is not health hazardous and contains no asbestos.

RS-100 imparts high temperature capability to the resistor grids.


ZIRCAR Refractory Composites, Inc.

P.O. Box 489

Florida, NY, 10921 USA

Phone:  (845) 651-2200                          Fax: (845) 651-1515 
email: sales@zrci.com