What is a burner refractory?
Refractory is an insulating material suitable for temperatures as high as 3000 degrees Fahrenheit. For safe operation, burners, boilers, furnaces and other equipment depend on quality refractory. A burner creates an extremely hot flame and refractory protects the equipment while shaping and directing the flame.
What is a refractory made of?
Refractories are produced from natural and synthetic materials, usually nonmetallic, or combinations of compounds and minerals such as alumina, fireclays, bauxite, chromite, dolomite, magnesite, silicon carbide, and zirconia.
What are burner blocks?
Burner blocks are designed to introduce heat and/or cooling air to control the temperature of glass in the spout within the hollow glass manufacturing process. The burner blocks are positioned on top of the spout and underneath the cover blocks.
What is the function of furnace refractory?
The main purpose of refractory material that is used inside a marine boiler is to contain the heat generated by burning of the fuel in the furnace and to minimise heat losses from the furnace. It is therefore important that these materials have insulating properties and are able to withstand high temperatures.
Who invented refractory?
J.C. “Charlie” McMullen
(Left) A 2012 trade ad celebrating the 70-year success of the Fiberfrax product line including the new Original Frax Brand logo. Refractory ceramic fiber is invented by J.C. “Charlie” McMullen, a research scientist at the Carborundum Company in Niagara Falls, New York USA.
What are refractory products used for?
The purpose of a refractory material is to withstand the high temperatures required in furnaces, kilns, incinerators, power plants etc without contaminating other materials and to conserve heat in the area where it is needed.
What is the installation of refractory used in boilers?
What is Refractory? Boiler refractory is heat-resistant materials that are used to line the boiler to help it retain heat. This prevents thermal loss during boiler operation. It also helps the boiler retain heat even when it is not firing.