Monolithic refractories are utilized across numerous industries including steel, aluminum, cement, lime, HPI/petrochem, etc. A Monolithic refractory is considered an "unshaped" refractory. Molds are used shaping the monolithic for multiple purposes. Monolithic refractory products are highly recommended for their mechanical integrity, abrasion, thermal, and shock resistance at high temperatures.
What are the types of monolithic refractories?
Castable RefractoryCastable monolithics consist of coarse and fine refractory grains. Resco Products provides a large variety of castables including basic castables, chemically bonded castables, conventional castables, extreme service castables, general duty castables, insulating & low cement castables.
Ramming MixesRamming refractory typically use a pneumatic rammer and are stiffer than plastic refractories
Plastic RefractoriesTypically used in Iron & Steel, Incineration, and the Power industry, plastic refractory has an alumina chemistry and installed by ramming.
Various refractories can be cast, rammed, troweled or gunned into place. Following the recommended dry-out schedule is crucial for proper installation and curing. Failure to follow proper dry-out schedule can result in explosive spalling, unscheduled downtime, repair costs, and revenue loss.