Chapter 19. Application of Vibratory Castables in Petrochemical Industries

  1. William Smothers
  1. Subrata Banerjee

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320310.ch19

Applications of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 1/2

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

Author Information

  1. Gunning Refractories, Inc. P.O. Box 267, South Webster, OH 45682

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374443

Online ISBN: 9780470320310

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Keywords:

  • petrochemical;
  • erosion-resistant material;
  • vibration-cast refractories;
  • resistance;
  • striation

Summary

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.