Precast refractory shapes are enhancing performance and offering longer service life of refractory linings in equipment designed for industries such as aluminum, steel, power generation, and minerals processing.
The 12,000 square foot state of the art facility owned by TFL is equipped with an automated mixing station containing a digitally-controlled water meter, mix time alarm, and variable speed vibration tables -- ensuring the proper placement of refractory materials. After casting, the shapes are cured and fired to specification in a digitally-controlled furnace -- a crucial step often overlooked in field-installed linings.
"Our manufacturing facility is suited to build virtually any size precast refractory shape required, and all of our pieces are built to meet optimum performance goals. Our engineers work closely with plant managers and maintenance engineers to custom design their shapes," said TFL President Emory Laningham. "Precast shapes offer easy installation and shortened repair times. By isolating lining areas with the use of precast shapes, repairs can be confined to the worn area alone, eliminating costly and timely tear out," added Laningham.
TFL has been a supplier of industrial products to the Gulf Coast region since 1977, and was recently named the "Number One Distributor" for 2006 by Plibrico Company -- a world leader in monolithic refractories. TFL prides itself on being able to supply more than just "a bag of refractory." Among the many refractory-related services offered by TFL, they can provide infrared thermography, which is a process using an infrared camera and software to assist in monitoring the condition of refractory linings.
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