Crude steel production begins with the reduction process of iron ore in pig iron by reacting with carbon sources within the blast furnace equipment. This requires firebrick applications with resistance to high temperatures.
In addition to engineering high-quality products for blast furnaces, Saint-Gobain stands as a worldwide leader in the supply of refractories for reduction through concretes with excellent performance characteristics for trough runners and Al2O3-SiC-C bricks for torpedo ladles (also called torpedo cars).
Saint-Gobain also supplies high-quality tap hole mix for iron notches, with customized solutions to meet the needs of every customer.
Our Iron Making Refractory metallurgy applications include:
Saint-Gobain’s rich experience over more than 50 years in total design capability (not only Ceramic Cup) and supply of all required products specifically developed for BF conditions means we are a natural choice for all your lining needs
Saint-Gobain will develop custom tap hole mix to ensure the best quality, service life, safety and cost-effectiveness for your blast furnace operation.
Saint-Gobain’s expertise in iron making processes provides technical superiority when it comes to solving torpedo car refractory lining problems.