Chapter 3. Sources of Variability in the ASTM C-704 Abrasion Resistance Test Method for Monolithic Refractories

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. C. E. Chaille

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320372.ch3

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2

Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Chaille, C. E. (1987) Sources of Variability in the ASTM C-704 Abrasion Resistance Test Method for Monolithic Refractories, in Application of Refractories: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320372.ch3

Author Information

  1. Babcock & Wilcox Co. 2102 Old Savannah Rd. Augusta, GA 30903

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374702

Online ISBN: 9780470320372

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Keywords:

  • abrasion;
  • abrasion resistance;
  • monolithic refractories;
  • pull mechanism;
  • blasting gun

Summary

Various potential sources of error in the ASTM C-704 abrasion resistance test method were investigated using a high performance monolithic refractory for the test samples. The results were analyzed to determine which factors caused significant variations in the abrasion loss values. Major sources of variability were: (1) age of the blasting gun, (2) trigger pull mechanism on the blasting gun, (3) position of the glass tube nozzle with respect to the air-generator nozzle, (4) seal around the glass tube nozzle, and (5) time between the weighings of the sample before and after testing. Modifications to the test method are suggested to reduce or eliminate these potential sources of error.