Category: Refractory

Here’s How You Can Keep Your Refractory Performing at a High Level

Do you want to make sure the refractories in your industrial facility are operating at a high level at all times? It’ll be important for you to get into the habit of maintaining and repairing them. Refractories play a key role in protecting furnaces, boilers, and incinerators from sustaining thermal damage in many factories. They… Read more »

Signs You Need Boiler Refractory Repairs

If your boilers aren’t running as efficiently as they should or if you’re experiencing boiler breakdowns on a regular basis in your industrial facility, your boiler refractories might be to blame. To keep your boilers operating properly, it’s important for you to keep an eye on your refractories and have them repaired by a professional… Read more »

An Overview of Refractory Material

Commercial boilers are constantly subjected to high heat, pressure, and chemicals. This combination of stresses can quickly result in damage or even failure of the boiler. The refractory helps to protect and strengthen commercial boilers and high-temperature furnaces. Here is an overview of refractory material that is used in these boilers and furnaces. A Closer… Read more »

Spalling – Signs of Refractory Failure

Refractory systems are complicated, heavy-duty machines and equipment that help make a wide range of products. In addition to containing the fire and protecting wall tubes, refractory chimneys are a vital part of the process, not only allowing out any smoke, steam and other excess heat, but also saving facilities on fuel costs when correctly… Read more »

Refractory Metals: What Makes them So Unique?

At R.G. Smith Company, we have vast experience in many areas of industrial sheet metal fabrication, including our efforts with refractory metals. You may have heard the term before, but do you know what it means? What are refractory metals and how are they used to improve the tools and machines that we use every… Read more »

Four Factors to Consider in a Refractory Contractor

Whether you need repairs made to your refractory boiler system or you need shotcrete installed, it’s important to leave the job in the capable hands of a company that specializes in refractory work. When it comes time to find a reputable refractory contractor to handle your job, there are a few requirements you need to… Read more »

Thinking of Converting to Natural Gas? We Can Help!

*Businesses across the country use a variety of ways to heat their building. Some may use electric or propane systems, while others may use natural gas. If you are one of the many owners who have thought about switching over to natural gas but are unsure if it’s the right choice for you, some recent… Read more »

Refractory Repairs? No Problem!

We understand that not every company has the in-house experience and resources need to perform refractory repairs. Fortunately, the team at R.G. Smith Company can take care of everything for you. We have years of experience providing specialized repair services across a wide range of industries, and we’ve worked on projects both large and small…. Read more »

Choosing the Right Materials for Refractory Work

Choosing the right materials for constructing refractory products is incredibly important, and all of them share a few of the same characteristics. There are a few different categories of refractory products, including specialties like plastics as well as refractory linings. The final form of a refractory product can vary wildly, and they include everything from… Read more »