Functionalized Systems for Monolithics and Prefabs

Nora Gerlach, Christos G. Aneziris

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Ceramic, Glass and Construction Materials, 09596 Freiberg/Germany


Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 49 - 58


For decades industrially established refractory monolithics typically represent classically characterized, often hydraulically bonded material systems. Steadily rising technological requirements for pouringcapable refractory materials and their installation routines for the realization of advanced monolithic material installations open new action spaces and technical diversities within the scope of new material and procedure developments. Some well-selected examples are responded and discussed which are also indicated within the triangle between innovation, economic efficiency and competition. A central pivot are essential main features and design elements of purely oxide- based or high-alumina materials, e.g. [CaO–MgO–Al2O3], as well as castable systems derived by selected states of the binary phasesystem [SiO2–Al2O3] which allow to realize individual solutions for a huge number of high temperature applications in the last consequence. The application of alumosilica phases derived from the system silica-alumina is suited excellently to the functionalizing of carbonaceous high temperature ceramics fundamentally.


monolithics, prefabs, functionalizing of refractories


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