Study of Refractory Bricks with Improved Alkali Resistance for the Cement Industry

Volkan Demirsan1, IIbrahim Büyükcayir2

1 Haznedar Refrakter San. ve Tic. A.S, .34 930 Istanbul/Turkey
2 Haznedar Refrakter San. ve Tic. A.S, 34930 Istanbul/Turkey


Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 87 - 92


In this study, the manufacture of an andalusite-based brick without any SiC and ZrO2 content was investigated as an alternative to the SiC- and ZrO2-containing high-abrasion-resistant refractories used especially in the cement industry. The physical and chemical properties of a manufactured andalusite brick were analysed and compared with the following bricks: • regular high-alkali-resistant andalusite-SiC bricks • andalusite-corundum-based brick with high thermal shock resistance • phosphate-bonded andalusite-corundum brick with high abrasion resistance • phosphate-bonded andalusite brick with high abrasion resistance.  


abrasion resistance, alkali resistance, thermal shock resistance



[1] DIN 51068 Part 1, Testing of ceramic materials. Determination of resistance to ther- mal shock. Water quenching method for refrac tory bricks. 1976


[2] ASTM C704-01, Standard test method for abrasion resistance of refractory materials at room temperature. 2006


[3] Büyükçayır, I..: Katı Atık Döner Fırın Refrakter Malzemeleri Temel Kriterler ve Korozyon Dirençleri. I. Endüstriyel Fırınlar ve Refrakter Sempozyumu Bildiriler Book, 2005, 31


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