Zirconia Ceramic Parts for Service Pump, Oil & Gas Processing

Toughened Zirconia Ceramics
for processing Oil & Gas

Valve & Pump Components for Severe Service Conditions

Our zirconia ceramics are used in drilling and completions equipment to extend the life of critical components. Our porous ceramics are used for a variety of applications including oil and fluid separation, oil foaming and oil recycling.


Service life is critical to the oil and gas industry. Our material portfolio creates tailored solutions for applications that require strong, tough, wear- and corrosion-resistant parts for severe processes from -200°C to 850°C.

The zirconia line features Izory®, magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (MgPSZ), YTZP and ATZ.

Zirconia offers a combination of abrasion and corrosion resistance not found in steels, alloys, or many forms of other ceramics and carbides. They often last longer and mitigate the stress on mating parts which reduces the operating costs on your equipment. Parts that can be made in steel, plastic or tungsten carbide can be made in zirconia. We can form our zirconia parts into any shape from a simple ball to a complex check valve cage. We can even add threads or manufacture an assembly when the optimal solution requires the best features of zirconia and steel.

Our porous line includes alumina, silicon carbide and mullite materials. These materials make excellent filters, spargers, and diffusers for corrosive environments up to 1200°C (2192ºF).

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Custom Specifications & Capabilities

  • Ceramic & metal assemblies
  • Parts as small as 3mm and as large as 2m
  • On site material testing
  • Expansive machine shop
  • Laser marking for cradle to grave traceability


Valve & Choke Trim

  • Gates
  • Plugs
  • Seats
  • Cages
  • Spacers
  • Balls
  • Liners

Mud Pumps

  • Sleeves
  • Liners

Measurement While Drilling (MWD)

  • Bushings
  • Antenna covers
  • Rotors
  • Bore Sleeves
  • Wear Sleeves


  • Plungers
  • Valve trim
  • Choke bean inserts

Refractron has been an exceptional supplier and provides high quality products and has outstanding delivery performance. Their commitment to their customers is outstanding and Kimray is able to respond quickly to our demand because of the service Refractron provides.

Jennifer Sweet

Purchasing Manager, KIMRAY

How Can We Help You?

Contact Adam Osekoski, Director of Sales & Marketing at Refractron +1 315 573 1134, adamo@refractron.com to learn if to learn if toughened zirconias from Refractron can help you improve the performance and reliability of your critical equipment, save you money and bolster your supply chain. Adam is a ceramic engineer with over 25 years experience designing, manufacturing and selling ceramics into critical applications like those drilling oil, metering chemicals and extending the life of high pressure valves.