Morgan Thermal Ceramics Expands Kao-Tuff® Line of Abrasion-Resistant Materials for Tough Chemical Processing Environments
New free flow and thermal shock resistant products extend proven product line
Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces the expansion of its Kao-Tuff® line of special duty abrasion-resistant refractory castable products, developed specifically for the chemical process (petrochemical) industry where harsh environments are encountered. The new Kao-Tuff® 110FF and Kao-Tuff® FS grades join the reputable family of Kao-Tuff® refractory monolithics, which feature enhanced properties enabling them to outperform conventional products in the marketplace.
Through careful selection of raw materials and particle size grading, Morgan Thermal Ceramics has developed the Kao-Tuff® range as a solution for insulating flue gas lines and risers or standpipes in petrochemical applications where there is a significant abrasion loss potential.
Medium weight, strong, and erosion resistant, Kao-Tuff® products have served the industry well for over 20 years in both castable and gunnable versions. The new Kao-Tuff® 110FF product is a free flow version of the proven Kao-Tuff® 10C grade, and is ideal for areas where extra flow capability is required. It can also be easily pumped into place when that is the desired method of installation.
In addition to its superior erosion resistance and high strength, the Kao-Tuff® 110 range features an average material density which is 20 percent lower than standard abrasion-resistant material. It offers excellent insulating properties and enables a single layer design. With just one material from the hot face to the cold face, insulation placement is far easier than designs featuring a dense layer hot face with a backup. It is the perfect solution for all petrochemical applications with specific requirements above and beyond the capabilities of standard refractory castables.
Also available is Kao-Tuff® FS, a new high strength abrasion resistant fused silica monolithic with excellent thermal shock resistance. It is installed by standard vibratory casting techniques and is ideal for seal tanks, riser lines, and any other area requiring a combination of abrasion and thermal shock resistance.