Services - Iron/Steel Industry

The iron and steel industry is the largest consumer of refractory materials worldwide, accounting for around two thirds of refractory usage. From primary to secondary steel making processes a diversity of vessels exist for the major units, such as the blast furnace and electric arc furnace and the more maintenance-intensive components, such as launders, tapholes and submerged entry nozzles.

It is vitally important to builders and operators involved in primary and secondary steel making to gain the following:

  • trouble-free unit commissioning
  • long-term refractory lining stability
  • optimum operation between planned shutdowns
  • data for finite element modelling of vessel linings
  • accelerated design improvement
  • refractories support

Lucideon offers the following services to the iron and steel industry:

  • assessment of proposed lining materials
  • production of data for finite element analysis modelling
  • optimal design assessment by finite element analysis
  • assessment of ex-service materials to determine deterioration mechanisms
  • independent inspections of deteriorated linings
  • refractories training for site employees
  • refractories support

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Resources

  • Guidance Document

    Lucideon Guide to Refractory Testing for the Glass Industry - Fusion-Cast Refractories

    pdf 478 KB

  • Guidance Document

    Ten Top Tips for Refractory Installation - Get it Right First Time!

    pdf 560 KB

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