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Choosing a Monolithic Refractory Installation Method

Choosing a Monolithic Refractory Installation Method

Choosing the best refractory material can be overwhelming by itself, but that’s only half the battle. You also need to select the right installation method and get a team with the experience and skill to get the job done right. [bctt tweet="How should you choose the...

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What is Mullite?

What is Mullite?

Unlike other minerals, Mullite (3Al2O3 .2SiO2) occurs only rarely in nature and is primarily synthesized by calcining kyanite, bauxite or alumina/kaolin mixtures. The word mullite is derived from the Isle of Mull off the English coast, where the only naturally...

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3 Lessons Learned From Industrial Plant Fires

3 Lessons Learned From Industrial Plant Fires

In March 2015, a fire broke out in SCHOTT North America’s Duryea glass plant causing more than $50 million in damage. Unfortunately for industrial plants that involve extremely high temperatures and flammable liquids or chemicals, such incidents are very real. The...

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A Brief History of Refractories

A Brief History of Refractories

Refractories are used in countless industries, from iron and steel to energy and glass. Manufacturing in its current form could not exist if not for the technological advancements in refractory materials since the Industrial Revolution. A Simple Start Because of their...

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Top Benefits of Precast Refractory Shapes

Top Benefits of Precast Refractory Shapes

Refractory repair can be a daunting, expensive process when you consider the downtime, demo, installation, and bake-out. With precast refractory shapes, much of that headache is eliminated. [bctt tweet="Precast refractory shapes are consistent in composition, reliable...

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How To Evaluate Your Refractory Technical Datasheet

How To Evaluate Your Refractory Technical Datasheet

Refractory datasheets are a valuable resource when selecting the right refractory material for a specific application. They provide good general information about the physical and chemical characteristics of a refractory, including density, thermal expansion, and...

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Selecting the Right Anchor For Your Refractory Project

Selecting the Right Anchor For Your Refractory Project

An often overlooked component of refractory installation is the anchoring system. Refractory materials require anchors to provide stability to keep them in place throughout the life of the refractory lining. [bctt tweet="Proper anchor selection is a crucial part of...

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