The Continuous Drying of Refractory Concrete
With increasing temperature, the growing steam pressure pushes the water out to the cold end of the lining. If its discharge into the environment is disabled, it accumulates and is heated up so that a steam explosion may occur. Consequently, the removal of water is crucial for safe drying.
The integral mean value of the temperature determines the thermal conditions in the pore space, which is why it is used for the calculation of the continuous drying.