Spinel: In-situ versus Preformed – Clearing the Myth

Marion Schnabel1, Andreas Buhr1, Reinhard Exenberger2, Christian Rampitsch2

1 Almatis GmbH, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany
2 voestalpine Stahl GmbH, 4020 Linz, Austria


Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 87-93


The paper discusses the difference in the formulation concepts of alumina-spinel (spinel containing) and alumina-magnesia (spinel forming) castables and the influence on their physical  properties. The individual property profile will be discussed with regard to the requirements on refractory lining materials for the different zones of a steel ladle.


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