Chapter 4. Laboratory Simulative Testing of Checker Bricks Leading to Economic and Efficient Regenerators

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. P. Robyn,
  2. G. Soumoy and
  3. G. Decelles

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Robyn, P., Soumoy, G. and Decelles, G. (1986) Laboratory Simulative Testing of Checker Bricks Leading to Economic and Efficient Regenerators, in Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch4

Author Information

  1. Centre de Recherches de Glaverbel Jumet, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374658

Online ISBN: 9780470320327

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Keywords:

  • laboratory simulative testing;
  • checker bricks;
  • efficient regenerators;
  • stress distribution;
  • sulfate zone

Summary

Laboratory simulative testing has shown that solutions exist for the two critical zones in the checkers: the upper layers and the sulfate zone. In the future, alumina spinel bricks will be a good substitute for the chrome-containing refractories in the sulfate zone. With use of the new checker types, the danger of sulfate plugging will be reduced and a lower and more regular stress distribution will be obtained.