"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.
Dodd, Charles Mitchener
Materials Science and Engineering
Professional Degree in Ceramic Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 13 pages
© 1936 J. J. Offutt, All rights reserved.
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Offutt, James Joseph, "A treatise on the use of insulating refractory brick in malleable annealing ovens" (1936). Professional Degree Theses. 120.