Category Archives: Refractory

Signs You Need Boiler Refractory Repairs

Signs You Need Boiler Refractory Repairs

Boiler Refractory RepairsIf 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 at the first sign of trouble. It’ll ensure your boilers are in good shape and not dragging down your operations.

An Overview of Boiler Refractory Repairs

For those who aren’t familiar with boiler refractories, they’re the heat-resistant materials that are used to create the linings for boilers. They often come in the form of bricks or tiles and are able to withstand high levels of pressure and put up with all the wear and tear that they face when your boiler is turned on. Boiler refractories play a key role in holding onto heat produced by your boiler and cutting down on the thermal loss that sometimes takes place during combustion. They also maintain heat in your boilers and keep them warm even when they’re not turned on so that boilers will heat up right away the next time you go to use them.

There are many issues that can plague your boiler refractories and cause them to stop doing their jobs. Most commonly, refractories can crack and lose their ability to hold heat. But if you use boiler refractories, you may also experience problems with refractory doors or notice damaged seal joints within a refractory. It’s absolutely essential for you to spot these kinds of issues early and deal with them as quickly as you can to get boilers back up and running the way they should again.

Do you suspect you might need to have boiler refractory repairs made right now? Contact R.G. Smith Company and have us come out and take care of them for you. Call us at 330-456-3415 or 419-524-4778 today to schedule an appointment.

An Overview of Refractory Material

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading