Ladles to Furnace Linings Demand Superior Thermal Management Solutions to Ensure Reliability in Hot Pours and Lifecycle of the Equipment

The Thermal Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials manufactures and supplies high temperature fibre, refractory and Microporous insulation products and systems; for thermal management in critical high temperature environments including iron foundries and steel mills. Our products are used extensively in the Iron and Steel industry to help improve the efficiency of processes by reducing energy consumption and operating costs and improving reliable productivity. 

The Iron and Steel industry presents some of the world’s most challenging operational environments for both the industry's employees and the equipment. Our thermal management product portfolio of fibre, refractory, and Microporous materials are chosen to fulfill critical applications at every stage of the metal making and melting process. Thermal Ceramics products are used by all of the world’s top twenty steel producers. 

Our unique offering of fibre, dense fired refractories and Microporous provides Thermal Ceramics the ability to work with the entire heat-treating cycle from transporting the melt stream to casting the molten alloy to reheating the solid alloy shapes. Superwool® fibres, low biopersistence insulating ceramic fibre is favoured by the metalworking industry because of its excellent thermal performance, lightweight and resistance to wetting. Cerox® fired shapes have been the go-to material for decades to move the molten alloy in the process. Our material solutions are:

  • Crucibles
  • Tundishes and distribution boxes
  • Launders, tap-out cones, risers sleeves, ladles

Our insulating refractory materials, monolithics, are available in a wide range of formulations for unique back-up and hot face lining applications in continuous casting, forging and reheaters across the Iron and Steel industry. Pyro-Bloc® modules provide the furnace design a superior lining solution on the hot face in blast furnaces, hearth furnaces, and heat treatment furnaces. Our K®, JM™, TJM™ ranges of insulating fire bricks offer superior performance solutions to lining designs. 

For sever atmosphere conditions we offer engineered solutions with our Superwool® XTRA™ module lining solution our Denka Polycrystalline blankets. These product solutions feature excellent resistance to high temperatures, mechanical stresses and chemical attack for reliable operation and extended service life. Like all Thermal Ceramics products, they provide effective and reliable insulation, reliability and reduce energy costs at key stages in iron and steel processes including steel ladles, tun dishes and vacuum ladles.

WDS® Microporous insulation products make them an ideal solution for use as steel ladle insulation design where they have been shown to improve energy balance by as much as 50% and provide the capability for increased volume capacity. The flexibility, lightweight and thermal efficiency of these materials allows us to engineer effective and reliable thermal systems that maintain optimal temperature distribution inside the ladle or furnace for a more homogeneous, better quality product, more efficient use of energy, and longer life. 

Partnering and listening to understand our individual customer challenges, using our materials and our applications expertise to engineer and install optimum, reliable thermal solutions is a core strength.

With manufacturing facilities and sales offices on five continents, we are able to supply iron and steel producers all over the world with the most appropriate system for the job. Contact us today to discuss your application.

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