Handbook of Industrial Refractories Technology

Handbook of Industrial Refractories Technology

Principles, Types, Properties and Applications

1st Edition - December 31, 1992

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  • Authors: Stephen Caniglia, Gordon L. Barna
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517566

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    Technical Perspectives
    Historical Perspectives
    2. Foundations of Hot Processing
    A Reference Chapter
    Computational Quantities and Conversion Factors
    Hot Processing Temperatures and Their Measurement
    Process Chemistry and Environments
    3. 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 Applications
    4. Principles of Thermal Stability
    Melting Points of Substances
    Melting of Oxide Mixtures
    Microstructural Integrity
    5. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Oxidation-Reduction
    Importance of Corrosion
    Gibbs Free Energies
    Refractory Alteration by Oxidation-Reduction
    6. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Hot Liquids
    Liquid Penetration and Dissolution-Corrosion
    Factors Governing Penetration
    Factors Governing Dissolution
    7. Principles of Corrosion Resistance: Hot Gases and Dusts
    Atmospheric Penetration and Condensation
    Dusts: Deposition and Abrasion
    Conclusion: Principles of Working Refractory Construction
    8. The Working Refractory Product Line
    Classification of Working Refractories
    Maximum Service Temperatures
    Thermal Stress Resistance
    Corrosion Resistance
    Qualifications for Working Refractory Service
    9. 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 Practice
    11. Design Properties: Thermal and Electrical
    Reversible Thermal Expansion
    Permanent Deformation
    Specific Heat
    Thermal Conductivity
    Electrical Conductivity
    12. Design Properties: Mechanical
    Elasticity and Plasticity: Ceramics as a Model
    Mechanical Characterization of Refractories
    Illustrative Mechanical Properties of Refractories
    13. 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 Manufacture
    14. Refractory Installation and Maintenance
    Structural Engineering
    Masonry Construction
    Installation of Monolithics
    15. Conclusion
    Refractory Patents

Product details

  • No. of pages: 652
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1992
  • Published: December 31, 1992
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815517566

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Stephen Caniglia

Gordon L. Barna

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