SF Grade Microsphere Syntactic Foam

SUITABLE PERFORMANCE
The SF Grade of syntactic material was designed as a cost-effective option for applications where the absolute lowest density is not critical. With a higher allow-able density, SF can provide excellent long-term performance at depths where volume is not limited. This family of products may also be cast into finished configurations and geometries to improve material usage and reduce expensive yield losses due to machining.

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
SF Grade is manufactured as 6.0” x 12 x 24 blocks and is generally available for customer installation. Custom sizes and coatings are available upon request. In some applications the material may be cast directly to final shape.

AI-42 syntactic foam

Highlights

  • Operational Depth Range (down to 6,000 meters)
  • Provided in economically-designed density range
  • Can be easily machined to shape & drilled for inserts or attachments
  • Standard forms and customization options

PROPERTIES:
Properties provided below are typical for the cast block:

DensityDepth RatingHydrostatic
Crush
24hr Hydrostatic Performance @1.1 x depth ratingUniaxial Compressive
Strength
Uniaxial Compressive
Modulus
Flex
Strength
Flex Modulus
Gradelb/ft³ (kg/m3)ft (m)psi
(Bar)
% weight gainpsi (MPa)ksi (GPa)psi (MPa)ksi (GPa)
SF 150035.0 (560)4,920 (1500)4770 (329)< 1%2685 (19.8)115 (0.79)4390 (30.3)412 (2.84)
SF 200036.0 (580)6,560 (2000)5425 (374)< 1%3150 (21.7)138 (0.95)4525 (31.2)419 (2.89)
SF 300039.0 (630)9,840 (3000)7750 (534)< 1%4320 (29.8)261 (1.80)4920 (33.9)441 (3.04)
SF 400043.0 (690)13,120 (4000)9880 (681)< 1%5275 (36.4)310 (2.14)5455 (37.6)469 (3.23)
SF 500046.0 (735)19,680 (6000)13,125 (905)< 1%6700 (46.2)498 (3.43)5860 (40.4)490 (3.38)