Extensive Experience Across Most Industries

F.S. Sperry’s extensive experience in the engineering, design and construction of most types of heat-processing equipment extends across most industries.

Since our founding in 1946, we’ve built a tremendous knowledge base about refractories and manufacturing equipment. Some of this equipment has been out of production for decades – but is still being used in plants – and we might be the only ones left who understand it.

Check out our experience by industry below, or visit our Resource Center to learn more about the volume of blueprints and schematics we have in our possession.


Few companies equal F.S. Sperry’s experience and proven track record in the installation of refractories for aluminum furnaces.

F.S. Sperry was involved in the development of Non Wetting Monolithic Refractories for the Aluminum Industry.

Our experience with aluminum furnace construction ranges from primary producers to dross recovery operations. We have spent many years working with:

  • Refractory manufacturers
  • Turn-key furnace companies
  • Primary aluminum producers
  • Secondary smelters
  • Die casters
  • Foundries
Iron and Steel Mills

We’re experienced with:

  • Reheat furnace refractory engineering and installation
  • Melt shop process equipment installation
  • Maintenance and repair

F.S. Sperry has worked on:

  • Utility boilers (both coal & gas-fired)
  • Biomass
  • Pulverized coal (cyclone) boilers
  • Stoker boilers
  • Ash Hoppers
  • Slag tanks
Forge and Foundry

F.S. Sperry has experience with the following:

  • Slot type
  • Induction heating
  • Pusher
  • Batch
  • Coreless
  • Channel

In the wood industry, we’re experienced working on:

  • Gasifiers
  • Biomass
  • HRT
  • Water Tube boilers
  • Wellons cell type burners
  • McConnell burners

In the pulp and paper industry, F.S. Sperry has worked on:

  • Kilns
  • Caustic tanks
  • Boilers

For petro-chemical facilities, we’ve worked on:

  • Chemical destructors
  • Incinerators
  • Acid-proof brickwork
  • Boilers
  • Reformers
  • Heaters
Structural Brick and Clay

In structural brick and clay, we’ve worked on:

  • Tunnel kilns
  • Kiln cars
  • Track & haulages
  • Transfer pits
  • Turn-key construction
Glass and Ceramics

We’re experienced working on:

  • Tanks
  • Forehearths
  • Lehr
  • Sintering
  • Vitrification



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