Interpreting a Refractory Technical Datasheet

25 June 2014,
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In our last post, we talked about the role of the refractory technical datasheet in the selection process. Today we’re going to share a datasheet and discuss how we evaluate them. Let’s start out by reviewing a datasheet. This is for Plibrico’s Plicast HyMOR 3100 Special KK. (And thanks to our partner Plibrico for contributing to this post). There’s a…Read More ›


Refractory Technical Datasheets Don’t Tell the Whole Story

16 June 2014,
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Refractory technical datasheets are important. They provide relevant data that should be considered in the overall process of selecting a particular refractory for a specific application. Technical datasheets list the refractory’s physical properties and the pertinent testing results, as well as the chemical makeup of the material. While they are important, technical datasheets should never be considered as a stand-alone…Read More ›


Refractories Primer: 3 Things Every Plant Manager Should Know

8 May 2014,
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If you’re new to refractories, there are a few important things to know before you begin making product selections or installation decisions. The Basics The term “refractory” refers to a variety of materials that are non-metallic and heat resistant. Refractories are used in a number of heat processes and in different types of industrial equipment, including boilers, furnaces, ovens, kilns,…Read More ›


Case Study: Using No-Cement Castable Instead of Firebrick to Prevent Rapid Expansion in Rotary Kiln

8 May 2014,
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Firebrick is a versatile product, but since refractories are not a commodity, there are applications where firebrick is effective… and applications where it’s ineffective. Recently, a project was completed to correct damage caused by the failure of firebrick installed by another refractory contractor. Our client’s process was super-heating EAF dust to extract the pure zinc that’s contained in the dust….Read More ›


Deciding Between a Sole Proprietor or Full-Service Refractory Contractor

25 April 2014,
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If you’re a plant engineer at a large multi-national industrial manufacturer, you probably have the expertise and bandwidth on staff to manage all of the maintenance for your heat processing equipment. It’s common, however, for small to mid-size manufacturers to lack the resources or knowledge to take on maintenance and repair projects by themselves. Because cost is always an issue,…Read More ›