Title: Castable Refractory Design Requirements
Author(s): S.A. Bortz, R.F. Firestone, and M.J. Greaves
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 17-32
Keywords: aluminate cements and concretes; chemical attack; coal gasification; compressive strength; corrosion; corrosion resistance; creep properties; density (mass/volume); erosion; failure mechanisms; high temperature; linings; modulus of elasticity.
Refractory is a construction material which is used in hot, hostile environments where plain concrete fails. Although concrete practice can be used as a guide, there are many special factors which must be taken into account to develop an optimum design. A thorough understanding of these factors is essential for successful refractory castable application.