Refractory structures can become unstable as a result of wear and material cracking. Fuse Tech provides maintenance and repair services that use a combination of technologies for the installation of metal anchors to increase refractory structure stability.
HOW WE STABILIZE A REFRACTORY STRUCTURE
The four stages involved in the installation and stabilization of anchors are shown here in these photos.
Stage 1 & 2 – An oxygen lance is used to make the opening into which the heat-resistant steel anchor is placed.
Stage 3 – Ceramic welding is used to enclose the anchor and close the opening.
Stage 4 – The final result with the steel anchor firmly attached to the refractory block is shown here.
In addition to securing unstable refractory walls, our stabilization technique can be used to anchor the front ends of tuckstones that have broken off. The process does not apply any force to the broken tuckstone pieces so they do not move away from their original position. Anchoring them in this way keeps the joint above the tank blocks filled and does not inhibit future tank block overcoating.
SERVICING ALL FURNACE TYPES
With years of hot face welding and hot refractory repair experience and expertise, Fuse Tech provides all full range of refractory repair services to the glass industry (float, containers, fibre, sodium silicate, special glasses) and other industries such as steel, coking, aluminum, copper, cast iron and cement. Fuse Tech industrial refractory maintenance and repair expertise supports the long term operation and efficiency of your industrial furnace.