Chapter 19. Application of Vibratory Castables in Petrochemical Industries
- William Smothers
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Applications of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 1/2
How to Cite
Banerjee, S. (1986) Application of Vibratory Castables in Petrochemical Industries, in Applications of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 1/2 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320310.ch19
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374443
Online ISBN: 9780470320310
- erosion-resistant material;
- vibration-cast refractories;
In recent years, the use of vibration castables has been recognized by petrochemical industries for giving better performance and easier installation. Primary uses have been in the transfer lines which have been the most critical problem areas because of increased reaction temperatures. Overhead lines, reactor and regenerator vessels are now becoming popular for vibration casting. Cyclones are more obvious areas for application but they need to be redesigned for installation practicality. An optimum balance between performance and thermal conductivity is needed to obtain best results. The obvious benefits of uniformity and superior properties of vibration castables are discussed.