Saint-Gobain's customized solutions and products enhance performance across all areas of the Blast Furnace installation and withstand causes of wear inside Blast Furnace. Ceramic Cup and Wall for Blast Furnace, pioneered since 1982, is the industry choice for enhancing the life of the hearth. The ceramic cup pad, made from high alumina brick MS4 Mullite or MS4R, are highly resistant to iron and designed to protect the bottom of the Blast Furnace. The ceramic cup wall, prepared from third generation material Coranit SlagR and Coranit AL, ensures better resistance to iron, slag, and alkali corrosion.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories presents its Ceramic Radiant Tube, a range of silicon carbide radiant tube, that offers higher productivity at lower energy consumption. Our radiant refractory tubes can output as much as twice the energy of standard alloy radiant elements into furnace environments.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories presents its heat exchanger technology, enabled by its Amasic-3D® manufacturing platform that allows recuperators and burner systems to exceed 80% efficiencies. Our radiant refractory tubes can output as much as twice the energy of standard alloy radiant elements into furnace environments.
SpyroCor® brings innovation and sustainability to traditional radiant tube applications for annealing, heat treating, and coating of steel and aluminum. The SpyroCor insert is installed in the exhaust leg of your furnace. The patented, multi-fin, twist design doubles the amount of surface area for extracting heat energy from hot exhaust gasses. The energy is re-radiated back into the furnace where it can be used to increase production throughput or reduce energy consumption.
Steel Enhancing Ladle Flow (S.E.L.F.) is an innovative solution designed to improve yield in the steelmaking process. S.E.L.F. enables printing of custom flow profiles on monolithic steel ladle bottoms, optimizing flow. S.E.L.F. also reduces the excessive steel retention typically linked to scrap and rework, resulting in considerable resource savings and carbon footprint reduction.
Trough operations typically see refractory linings exposed to constant thermal cycling and oxidizing environments, resulting in standard Al2O3-SiC-SiO2-C castables becoming damaged.
This leads to a notable reduction in the trough campaign life and the need for emergency repairs, increased refractory unit consumption and unplanned stoppages.
Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories offers kiln furniture systems with expertise in design and customization for every type of kiln and automated system. Our LO-MASS® components are customizable and flexible for whiteware and porcelain tableware firing systems. LO-MASS® solutions adapt advanced Silicon Carbide ceramic materials that offer significantly enhanced material characteristics as compared to traditional heavy mass kiln furniture systems.
By offering the most sustainable and innovative solutions & products (bricks, tiles, and monolithics), Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories helps to generate energy from waste to create high level environmental-friend
NORPHOS™ can be employed directly in coreless induction furnaces in line with individual operating requirements, adapting to each user's specific conditions and ensuring that the dephosphorization process is as efficient as possible.