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Alkali Attack as Refractory Wear Mechanism

Jun 10, 2024 / In the News, Products

The increasing use of alternative fuels in cement production has led to increased wear on kiln refractories. Infiltration of sulphur oxides, alkali sulphates, and chlorides require more frequent attention to the state of the refractory to ensure continued safe operation of the kiln line.

Larry Morley, Applications Manager for HWI, highlighted this topic recently in the May issue of the International Cement Review. Click here for the full article, where Larry discusses first understanding the wear, planning ahead, and using research-based support to cement operators across the globe.

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

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