Deep analytical study of used refractories
During a standard shutdown inspection, we perform visual observation, data collection, manual/laser measurements, and take pictures. We can also collect samples, carry out post-mortem product analysis and perform 3D scans. If you want to know more, check our 3D scan service.
Post-mortem soldier block analysis
The detailed analysis of the tank blocks transformation (microstructure, chemical composition, etc.) allows us to identify corrosion processes and optimize the refractory choices for this application. The results of this analysis help you understand what the blocks have been submitted to.
Glass tank superstructure analysis
The detailed analysis of the glass furnace superstructure helps to understand corrosion mechanism cost by vapors and carry-overs of refractory materials. It can sometimes identify the source of glass defects caused by superstructure rundowns.
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Example of analysis
Elementary chemical mapping to describe refractory product transformation after long lifetime.
Glass contact microstructure transformation
Microscopic observation of the initial microstructure that has been transformed reveals new crystal formation after long lifetime. Some of them can affect refractory behavior.
Diffusion profile of glass elements inside a refractory
Microprobe EPMA provides precise information regarding diffusion of alkalis inside refractory product glassy phases from glass contact to extrado.