The reliability of stainless steel refractory anchors in refractory lined process vessels is becoming more critical as companies pursue greater efficiency and safety. Therefore understanding the failure mechanism of stainless steel refractory anchors is the key to improved production efficiency and better safety. The most common refractory anchor failure is at the interface between the hot face and insulation layer.
The poor performance of ceramic anchors has meant that stainless steel anchors are relied upon for maintaining the integrity of the refractory lining. Thus in...