Slag conditioning and protection of the basic refractory lining
In order to minimize the attack on refractory material by aggressive slags, and to obtain an optimum degree of saturation in the slag, the use of reactive MgO has been established as an excellent solution. As a specialist for refractory products and process materials, Refratechnik has developed the special product REPROMAT for this purpose.
The use of REPROMAT has the following advantages:
High reactivity and fast dissolution of the MgO in the slag
Fast achievement of the optimum degree of saturation
Minimized wear of the MACARBON® refractory lining through a reduction of the corrosion potential
Optimized energy balance when used in electric arc furnaces and ladle furnaces through improved formation of foamed slag
Simplified slag coating of the refractory lining when used in converters
Conveying and batching is possible with existing material handling systems
Refractory material wear is determined by a combination of the following mechanisms:
Abrasion and erosion
Corrosion and oxidation
Hereby, the slag's basicity is one of the main parameters for the corrosive behaviour of the refractory material. Lower slag basicity requires a higher MgO content to saturate the slag.