Dr. Dana Goski, VP of Research & Technology, and Matthew Lambert, Manager of Special Products, published an article in the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science that discusses precast refractory ceramic shapes and the use of multicomponent and heterogeneous composite refractory systems that incorporate high-temperature reinforcement structures.
Below is the abstract of the article from the American Ceramic Society’s website:
Precast refractory ceramic shapes have had well‐known benefits over other refractory lining methods: consistent and controlled manufacturing processes with faster turnaround than traditional cast‐in‐place monolithic refractories, reduced labor cost over classic brick installations, and, if well designed, simple repair assemblies. By analyzing the common failure modes of precast monolithic shapes, a distinct method to enhance these advantages was theorized. Through modeling and in‐field testing, the use of multicomponent and heterogeneous composite refractory systems incorporating high‐temperature reinforcement structures increased reliability and provided more predictable modes of failure.
To read the full publication, visit https://ceramics.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ces2.10024