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Thermal conductivity of industrial refractories

Objective



The project originated from industrial requirements for better characterisation of refractories. Results from ASTM methods and from methods preferred in Europe were said to differ by up to 30%. This made it impossible to design correctly furnaces for metallurgy and other applications. A new practical method had been studied by a group of laboratories from industry and was being proposed for ISO standardisation.
The purpose of the project was to connect the results of that method to results from the accurate method of hot guarded plate.
In addition, the work was intended to produce the reference materials necessary to maintain that correlation.
The project will cover several types of refractories.

Status:
The first material being studied is a porous calcium silicate.
Work is still in progress.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Forschungsinstitut der Feuerfest-Industrie
Address
An Der Elisabethkirche 27
53113 Bonn
Germany

Participants (16)

BRITISH CERAMIC RESEARCH LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Penkhull, Queens Road
ST4 7LQ Stoke-on-trent
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
France
Didier-Werke AG
Germany
Address
Didierstraße 27
65203 Wiesbaden
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52425 Juelich
Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz eV
Germany
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 4
82166 München-gräfelfing
GR Stein Refractories Ltd
United Kingdom
HOOGOVENS GROEP B.V.
Netherlands
Isover Saint-Gobain
France
Laboratoire de Refractaires et Minerais
France
MORGAN GROUP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Bewdley Road
DY13 8QR Stourport On Severn
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
Netzsch Thuringia GmbH
Germany
Address
Edelhof 5
96515 Sonneberg
Societe Lorraine de Laminage Continu
France
Société Française de Céramique (SFC)
France
Address
23 Rue De Cronstadt
75015 Paris
Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie
Netherlands
Universität Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring
70550 Stuttgart