Crash Course on Refractory Products for a New Plant Manager

18 January 2018,

Refractory products are often called the “backbone of industry” because they’re used during the heat and chemical processing of all commodities. Our buildings, transportation infrastructure, autos, utilities and thousands of other products couldn’t be created without them. Refractory products provide: Protection of capital investments – Industrial heat processing equipment such as boilers, kilns, furnaces, incinerators, gasifiers and dryers can be…Read More ›

Refractory Guidance – Informational Links

31 October 2017,

F.S. Sperry is a refractory contractor. Back in 2013, we began sharing our thoughts and experiences via our blog and email newsletter. We decided that it was time to catch up with many other industries who share information digitally. We also found that it was helpful to create articles that answer many of the questions we heard on a regular…Read More ›

A Unique Approach to Keep Exact Gunite Thickness in a Chimney Stack

9 August 2017,

Many times, gunite jobs are fairly straightforward; a refractory contractor can just “go in and blow” the gunite to install the refractory material. One of our recent gunite jobs, however, was quite complex. Our client was an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) who had engineered and built two 40-foot steel “stack tops” that would be installed as the final piece on a…Read More ›

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 ›

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