June 30, 2020
Little Things Mean A Lot #54
Refractories are a class of ceramics that are used for high temperature applications. Refractories can either be used to resist high temperature or to serve as insulation. These ceramics are an essential part of all metal working, and the firing of ceramics. For metals, refractories are used to contain molten metals during processing and forming. For ceramics, refractories line kilns that are used to fire ceramics. Most refractories are designed to resist shrinkage or reaction at high temperatures. There are several types of refractories that include castables, hard refractories, insulating refractories and specialty refractories used in metal processing. The shape and composition of the refractory can vary widely depending on the application and expected service conditions (temperature, atmosphere, and exposure).  See more Little Things on Facebook!
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We presented "Controlling Vanadium Staining" last Wednesday. As a member of NBRC, you can access the recording and presentation on our website: https://brickandtile.org/2020-webinars/
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