The effect of Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC) fineness and mineralogy on workability and high temperature performance of two commercial available CAC was investigated.
Different parameters (i.e., particle size distribution and packing, size and amount of coarse grains, and other features of the resulting microstructure) can affect the erosion resistance of refractory castables.
Traditionally, calcium aluminate cements (CACs) are produced by fusion or sintering using precursor sources of high alumina and limestone with acceptable grades of impurities.
This article details the use of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology as applied to refractory materials and in particular to calcium aluminate cements.
In this work, the effect of particle size change on the hydration behaviour of a commercial calcium aluminate cement (CAC) after grinding for different times was studied.