ISSUE 4/2011

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Soudier, J.; Fowler, A.; Oldin, J. QD NCC: Quick dry no cement castables: A novel non-cementitious mineral bond permitting flexible installation, rapid heating and reduced thermal shock possibility

A novel non-cementitious mineral refractory bond system called Quick Dry No Cement Castable (QD NCC) bond has been developed. This bond is based on surface interaction / gel formation between ultra-fine pure mineral reactants when in contact with water. The QD NCC ladle lining concept shows significant advantages over traditional castable linings for foundry ladles installations. Refractory installation times can be reduced by several days resulting in higher ladle availability and flexibility. Energy savings over traditional castable linings can be obtained during the installation phase.

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