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||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||Hot Blast Stoves: Refractory Tradition and Innovative Refractory Solutions
||Floris van Laar, Yuechu Ma, Laura Irwin
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||Floris van Laar
This paper will discuss traditional and new refractory materials for Hot Blast Stoves and alternate methods and materials in which they can be used. Additional discussion will focus on the significance of improving the refractory configuration, the installation methods, and the turn-around time for the repairs, all of which are vital new tools in a changing industry. An alternative design with monolithic materials was successfully implemented in 2008 to overcome these issues including the casting of a complete monolithic dome. Several innovative construction methods, materials and new technology which have been implemented will be reviewed as well.
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