MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: HD Series Insulating Fire Brick
Morgan Advanced Materials has added a new type of insulating fire brick (IFB), the JM™-HD (high-density) series, to its range. Based on slinger technology, the brick are made from kaolin and high-purity alumina, which react together to form mullite during the firing process, where temperatures can reach in excess of 1400°C.
Morgan IFB products reportedly provide refractory qualities, consistent permanent linear change (PLC), thermal shock resistance and low thermal conductivity. The products are used for a variety of applications across a number of industries, including the ceramic, chemical processing, glass and iron sectors. Certain applications require a higher-than-standard cold crush strength (CCS), which prompted the Morgan research and development team to design a new kind of brick for both mass and batch production. The range has been extensively tested and meets all of the ASTM quality assurance standards. They are available in a wide range of standard and special shapes in JM 25 HD, JM 26 HD, JM 28 HD and JM 30 HD grades.
The slinger process involves the low-pressure extrusion of a wet clay mix containing high levels of burnout additives. Through an additional processing step, the semi-extruded material gets “slung” onto a continuous belt to generate additional porosity before drying and firing.
For additional information, visit www.morganthermalceramics.com/products/insulating-fire-bricks-ifb.