The Latest Plibrico Refractory Products

19 July 2017,

Plibrico is one of the top refractory product manufacturers in the United States. Founded in 1914, Plibrico has a complete line of high alumina- and alumino-silicate monolithic refractories for use in a variety of applications. Over the past 12 months, Plibrico has introduced some new products that we wanted to share with you. F.S. Sperry is the exclusive supplier of…Read More ›

A Special Veneer Coating to Preserve Ladle Preheaters

4 April 2017,

If you’re in the steel industry, especially the melt shop, you know how difficult it can be to get several heats from your ladles, much less from your ladle pre-heat covers. What do you do when your ladle pre-heat cover develops hotspots, loses its efficiency and runs hotter than normal? Instead of replacing the cover or the refractory lining, there’s…Read More ›

Considerations for Keeping Your Wood-Fired Boiler Running Efficiently

13 December 2016,

Environmentally conscious manufacturers are always on the lookout for effective ways to use renewable energy sources. There has been a lot of research in this area over the past few decades. Modern biomass, especially bio-fuels and wood pellets, are increasingly being used for heat and power generation, alongside traditional biomass sources such as agricultural by-products. Bio-power is now the 4th…Read More ›

Top 5 Refractory Mistakes to Avoid

8 November 2016,

While refractory material is critical to protecting and maintaining the efficiency of your heat processing equipment (and more importantly, keeping your people safe!), it’s not always a priority for many of today’s industrial plant engineers and managers. Refractories are a complex field, heavy on both science and art. The idea that “mud is mud” is dangerous thinking that can end…Read More ›

When Hot-Gunning Refractory Is a Better Option Than a Cold Cleaning Patch

5 October 2016,

As a full service refractory contractor who prides ourselves in doing the job right, we always strive to create the best cost-effective long-term solution when it comes to protecting your people, production schedule and heat processing equipment. But sometimes, the realities of your production schedule justify short-term fixes instead of the best “long-term solution.” On a recent job, our customer…Read More ›

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