The problem of maximizing refractory service life:
Modern high temperature processing industries demand high performance and predictable service from their refractory linings and components.
While developments in monolithic refractory technology over the past 20 years have led to today’s generation of low cement, ultra-low cement and self-flow castables which are resistant to high temperatures, they continue to be weak in tension and offer minimal resistance to damage from sudden changes in stress.
Thermal cycling, thermal shock, mechanical impact or vibration can all cause cracking, which in turn can lead to premature failure and substantial cost penalties. Achieving maximum refractory service life at a minimum cost is therefore a key element in the efficient operation of these processes, and in enabling companies to maximize their competitive edge.
Proven Ribtec Solution:
For nearly five decades Ribtec has provided the industry with a solution to premature refractory failure. This remarkable solution has been achieved by the addition of Ribtec’s RS stainless steel fiber to the refractory mix.
The addition of the company’s unique Rapidly Solidified (RS) steel fibers to castable, gunning and moldable refractories inhibits crack formation and transforms the conventional refractory material from a brittle material to a tough and tenacious composite exhibiting dramatic improvements in service life. When coupled with Ribtec’s unrivalled technical know-how and its knowledge of worldwide industrial applications, we are able to pass these benefits on to all companies seeking to reduce manufacturing and operating costs.