Abstract

"At frequent intervals, there is developed in the refractory field some product which serves to keep this branch of industry in line in the fast moving modern era. The advent of such materials as high temperature mortars and high alumina, super refractories provided a definite mark of progress. One of the most recent and far reaching developments was made possible by the perfection of light weight, insulating fire brick. This product filled a gap which had long been an aching void to all who had made a careful study of furnaces in an effort to obtain higher efficiency. Formerly, it had been necessary to resort to heavy, thick fire brick linings, plus low temperature insulation to obtain anything like maximum efficiency in the operation of even the smallest industrial furnace. Always looking for some means of reducing the large amount of heat absorbed by the usual heavy refractory lining, furnace men promptly approved insulating fire brick. It remained only to establish the lasting qualities of the feather weight product"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Dodd, Charles Mitchener

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Ceramic Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1936

Pagination

iii, 13 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 123).

Rights

© 1936 J. J. Offutt, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Alumina brick
Firebrick
Refractory materials

Thesis Number

T 657

Print OCLC #

5965497

Electronic OCLC #

660036280

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