TC11: Refractory Materials

TC11 discuses advanced refractory materials and worldwide industrial experience on glass melting furnaces.

The material properties and application problems are reported and analyzed.

Testing procedure and inspection methods for refractory materials will be recommended.

Activities and planned actions

Meeting
September 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany:
October 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany
October 2019 in Venice, Italy
October 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany
October 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey
September 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
October 2015 in Eindhoven, Holland.
October 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Presentation

2022

– Crowns deformation during furnace lifetime: Jean-Pierre Meynckens
– Crowns design & material choices: Stefan Postrach/Daniela Messina
– Several approaches regarding creep (laboratories tests & long term prediction) :Christian Kunert
– Refractories for a Decarbonised World: Trevor Wilson (invited speaker)
– Hydrogen combustion and risk for superstructure refractories: Christian Kunert
– How high electrical boosting will affect glass furnaces’ refractory material : Michel Gaubil
– Float Bath Bottom Block problems (delamination, flaking, and bottom bubble generation): Melih Ustun
– Tin Bath Bottom Blocks_RHIM solutions: Andrea Roncaglia (invited speaker)

2019

Evaluation of silica testing methods:
– Presentation: Stefano Cappuzzo, Stefano Sanchetti (SSV)
– Presentation: Andrea Roncaglia (AGC)
– Presentation: Anne Jans Faber, Marco van Kersbergen (Celsian)

Worked out a silica RRT program:
– All members

Mixes
-Presentation: Refractory mixes for glass industry, Mark Taylor, Santiago Suarez (Magneco/Metrel)

Silica stone

Michael Dunkl, Ken Watanabe and Jean-Pierre Meynckens:
Non-destructive measurement of refractory materials and measurement of the residual wall thickness:

Measurement with Ground Penetration Radar for AZS side wall

Rongxing Bei and Burak Izmirlioglu: Problems in regenerators of glass melting

2017

Sven-Roger Kahl (Ardagh Glass): The new requirements for refractories for multi-fuel hybrid furnaces

Bruno Malphettes (SEFPRO):  superstructure corrosion

Rongxing Bei (RHI): Overview of all possible refractories for crown and superstructure

Burak Izmirlioglu (Sisecam): The crown and superstructure refractories and glass defects

Simone Tiozzo (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro): The glass defects from crown and superstructure

Esref Aydin (Ex TC11 Chairman): Catscratches and Cords

AnneJans Faber (Celsian): Methods and tools to study crown corrosion and heat losses of refractory walls

 

2016

Rongxing Bei: DURITAL AZ58 and DURITAL K99 EXTRA for the Superstructure of Glass Melting Furnaces.

Johannes Vetter: Thermochemical Regenerator – High Efficiency Heat Recovery for Oxy-Fired Glass Furnaces.

Anne Jans Faber: Project proposal – Reducing structural heat losses at glass Furnaces.

Anne Jans Faber: New CelSian CO+ sensor for burner control.

Marvin: The production at Ling Nan refractories, China and the quality control.

V2Oin waste gas (kg/ton glass)

Heavy corrosion by pet coke firing

2015

Jean-Pierre Meynckens: Effect of pet coke on refractories in glass furnace.

Michel Gaubil: Diverse industrial experience in glass furnace using pet coke.

Rongxing Bei: Regenerator Lining Concept under Pet-Coke Firing.

Stef Lessmann: Experimental device to test the refractories for regenerators.

2018

Evaluation of different test methods for blistering
– Roland Heidrich (REFEL, Italy)
– Brian Harris (NSG, UK)
– Christian Kunert (Schott, Germany)
– Kenji Matano (AGCC, Japan)

Evaluation of different test methods for corrosion of silica bricks
– Brian Harris (NSG, UK)
– Burak İzmirlioğlu (ŞİŞECAM, Turkey)
– Christian Kunert (Schott, Germany)
– Rongxing Bei (RHI Magnesita, Germany)

Non-destructive measurement of refractory materials (radar, Ultrasonic..)
– Roland Heidrich (REFEL, Italy)
– Bernhard Fleischmann (HVG, Germany)
– Jean-Pierre Meynckens (AGC, Belgium)

2014

Amul Gupta and Michael Dunkl: Bubble formation by AZS-refractories during startup of glass melting furnace.
Kevin Selkregg: Glass defect in glass melting tanks by AZS-refractories.
Burak Izmirlioglu: Refractories, Glass Defects and Post Mortem Works:

Next steps:

– Influence factors for blistering: study on impurities, oxidation stage of the fused cast materials
– Evaluation of new test methods for refractory materials

Committee Members

Meynckens, Jean-Pierre (AGC) Committee Position: Chair
Gaubil, Michel Committee Position: Vice Chair

Bogaerts, Michel (AGC)
Cappuzzo, Stefano (STATIONE SPERIMENTALE DEL VETRO)
Harris, Brian (NSG)
Heidrich, Roland (REFEL)
Izmirlioglu, Burak (SISECAM)
Kunert, Christian (SCHOTT)
Matano, Kenji (AGCC)
Messina, Daniela (RHIMagnesita)
Postrach, Stefan (RHIMagnesita)
Sanchetti, Stefano (STATIONE SPERIMENTALE DEL VETRO)
Tojo, Shin (NEG)
van Kersbergen, Marco (CELSIAN)
Wilson, Trevor (DSF)

Committee Contact Details

Jean-Pierre Meynckens
AGC – Refractories Development & Coordination
Rue Louis Blériot, 12
6041 Gosselies – Belgium
+32/478.40.59.12

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TC11 meeting at Düsseldorf
09/19/2022

Crowns deformation during the
furnace lifetime
09/19/2022

The driving force of the refractory industry
09/19/2022

Creep of melter crowns
09/19/2022

Refractories for a
Decarbonised World
09/19/2022

First results of glass melting
with H2-firing
09/19/2022

How high electrical boosting will affect glass furnaces’ refactory materials
09/19/2022

Tin Bath Blocks & Assessment Studies
09/19/2022

Tin Bath Bottom Blocks RHI Magnesita solutions
09/19/2022

Non destructive tests for Refractories
03/05/2019

Radar testing of fused cast refractory
03/05/2019

NDT of Refractories
03/05/2019

Applied Performance Tests and Characterization of Silica Refractories for Accurate Selection in Designing Glass Furnaces
03/05/2019

Na vapour resistance testing of silica refractory
03/05/2019

Silica Corrosion – mechanisms and test methods
03/05/2019

Evaluation of different test methods for blistering
03/05/2019

SCHOTT-tests for bubbles on refractories
03/05/2019

Experiences with the crucible blister test
03/05/2019

Refractory blister potential
03/05/2019

TC11 October 2018 in Dusseldorf
03/05/2019