Handbook of Industrial Refractories Technology book cover

Handbook of Industrial Refractories Technology

Principles, Types, Properties and Applications

Encompasses the entire range of industrial refractory materials and forms: properties and their measurement, applications, manufacturing, installation and maintenance techniques, quality assurance, and statistical process control.

Engineers, scientists, industrial managers and graduate students in ceramic or materials engineering/science.

Hardbound, 650 Pages

Published: December 1992

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-0-8155-1304-9


  • "This handy reference book encompasses the entire contemporary range." - The Refractory Institute


  • 1. Introduction Technical Perspectives Historical Perspectives2. Foundations of Hot Processing A Reference Chapter Computational Quantities and Conversion Factors Hot Processing Temperatures and Their Measurement Process Chemistry and Environments3. Foundations of Refractory Application A Second Reference Chapter Contemporary Hot Processing Equipment Continuous Types - Vertical Continuous Types - Horizontal Batch Types - Circular Batch Types - Rectangular Other Refractory Applications4. Principles of Thermal Stability Melting Points of Substances Melting of Oxide Mixtures Microstructural Integrity5. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Oxidation-Reduction Importance of Corrosion Gibbs Free Energies Refractory Alteration by Oxidation-Reduction6. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Hot Liquids Liquid Penetration and Dissolution-Corrosion Factors Governing Penetration Factors Governing Dissolution7. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Hot Gases and Dusts Atmospheric Penetration and Condensation Dusts: Deposition and Abrasion Conclusion: Principles of Working Refractory Construction8. The Working Refractory Product Line Classification of Working Refractories Maximum Service Temperatures Thermal Stress Resistance Corrosion Resistance Qualifications for Working Refractory Service9. The Insulating Refractory Product Line Applications and Application Criteria Classification of Insulating Refractories Physical Form and Installation of Linings 10. Refractory Practice Refractory Qualifications in Review Refractory Practice from Qualifications Catalog of Refractory Practice11. Design Properties: Thermal and Electrical Reversible Thermal Expansion Permanent Deformation Specific Heat Thermal Conductivity Electrical Conductivity12. Design Properties: Mechanical Elasticity and Plasticity: Ceramics as a Model Mechanical Characterization of Refractories Illustrative Mechanical Properties of Refractories13. Refractory Manufacture Overview: Consolidated Flow Diagram for Refractories From Raw Materials to Forming Forming of Masonry and Special Shapes Agglomeration for Sintered Grain Drying and Firing of Refractories Quality Assurance in Manufacture14. Refractory Installation and Maintenance Structural Engineering Masonry Construction Installation of Monolithics15. Conclusion References Refractory Patents Index


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