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Design/methodology/approach In this study the effect of particle size distribution on refractory properties of ultra-low cement castables was investigated. Secar 71 cement was used as a binder. The composition of refractory castable which consist of various particle size distribution was determined according to Andreasen packing model with

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Jun 01 2016 · Particle size distribution is important for the development of both shaped and unshaped refractories. But it is more critical for the castables as they need to satisfy two near contradictory properties flow and compaction (strength).

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But why is the 3.5 micron particle size important See Figure 3 for the particle size distributions of Elkem 971 Microsilica and a –325 mesh Tabular alumina. These products are typical of the matrix fines that have been in wide use for a number of years for low cement castables. The Microsilica is 80 <

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Particle Size Distribution for Refractory Castables A Review ABSTRACT AUTHOR Particle size distribution is important for the development of both shaped and unshaped refractories. But it is more

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5.1.2. Particle size and particle size distribution of calcined alumina 45 5.1.3. Initial setting time 46 5.1.4. Flow properties of 70 Al 2 O 3 castables with adding different type of calcined alumina 47 5.1.5. Flow decay 49 5.1.6. Apparent porosity and bulk density 50

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percentage finer than particle size the largest particle size (5000 µm) and the distribution coefficient respectively. In order to achieve self-flow the q values should be in the range 0.21-0.26 11 . For the present study q was chosen to be 0.24 and the particle size distribution of the castable with this value of q is represented in

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Table 1 summarizes the individual powders characteristics and Fig. 2 shows the corresponding particle size distributions. The Andreasen modulus q of each distribution is the slope of the tangent to the corresponding CPFT curve. Also shown in Fig. 2 is the particle size distribution of the best castable mixture MA9 discussed further down the

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centage finer than particle size the largest particle size (5000 μm) and the distribution modulus respectively. In order to achieve self-flow the q values should be in the range 0.21 to 0.26. For the present study q is chosen to be 0.24 5 . Particle size distribution of the castable is represented in Figure 1. Self-flow measurements

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Particle size distribution of aggregates and concrete components of the matrix for free flow refractory castables Typical particle size distribution of raw materials (log scale in microns) FigureFigureVIII. Influence of additives on Calcium Aluminate Cement Figure VI. Particle size distributions for two free flow castables.

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The self-flow castables are one of the interesting fields for use of nano-particles in the refractory castables. Self-flow castables are characterized by their consistency after mixing which allows them to flow and de-air without the application of external energy (i.e. vibration). It is easily recognized that the particle size distribution (PSD)

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particle size is even finer and with a bi-modal distribution thus resulting in castables with a further improved packing density a reduced water demand and high flowability and strength. 1.2.2 Calcined and reactive aluminas

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Jun 07 2016 · Particle size distribution is important for the development of both shaped and unshaped refractories. But it is more critical for the castables as they need to satisfy two near contradictory

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But why is the 3.5 micron particle size important See Figure 3 for the particle size distributions of Elkem 971 Microsilica and a –325 mesh Tabular alumina. These products are typical of the matrix fines that have been in wide use for a number of years for low cement castables. The Microsilica is 80 <

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centage finer than particle size the largest particle size (5000 μm) and the distribution modulus respectively. In order to achieve self-flow the q values should be in the range 0.21 to 0.26. For the present study q is chosen to be 0.24 5 . Particle size distribution of the castable is represented in Figure 1. Self-flow measurements

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But why is the 3.5 micron particle size important See Figure 3 for the particle size distributions of Elkem 971 Microsilica and a –325 mesh Tabular alumina. These products are typical of the matrix fines that have been in wide use for a number of years for low cement castables. The Microsilica is 80 <

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micro silica improved particle size distribution consequently flow of the castables and higher reactivity of colloidal silica caused to form higher amount of forsterite upon sintering. 3. 3. Permanent Linear Change (PLC) Permanent linear changes of the samples in 1000 1200 1400 °C are shown in figure 6.

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Aug 01 2012 · Previous works based on statistical design of experiments (DoE) defined a model all-alumina self-flow refractory castable (SFRC) with optimized particle size distribution for simultaneous high flowability index (FI) and superior post-sintering performance.

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opment. By optimising the overall particle size distribution of the ﬁne and superﬁne materials including the binder not only can a better workability be achieved but also the physical properties es-pecially in the intermediate temperature range can be improved. This paper reviews the role of matrix alumina in castables for in-

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In this work the influence of the coarse fraction of a particle size distribution on the flowability and density of refractory castables is investigated. A modified Andreasen model was developed to combine distribution moduli ≤ 0.30 in the fine fraction for flowability and stability with moduli adjusted between 0.28 and 1.20 in the coarse

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The most important factors ruling the rheology of castables are the particle size distribution the solid concentration the nature of the raw materials and the chemical additives in the system.

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Particle size distribution of aggregates and concrete components of the matrix for free flow refractory castables Typical particle size distribution of raw materials (log scale in microns) FigureFigureVIII. Influence of additives on Calcium Aluminate Cement Figure VI. Particle size distributions for two free flow castables.

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The water content in refractory castables particularly in SFRC must be kept to a minimum as steam build up during drying can lead to explosive spalling of the lining and exces- particle size distribution modulus q near 0.37. 7 While mod-elling particle size distributions (PSD) Andreasen deﬁned the

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Aug 15 2016 · The average solid content of the sol was found to be about 12.5 as a loss on ignition basis after firing at 1000 °C. The particle size distribution plot in Fig. 4 shows that all the sol particles are within the size range of 10–100 nm with a peak around 22 nm size. The distribution shows that most of the sol particles are smaller than 50 nm.

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The rheological behavior of castables is strongly influenced by its particle size distribution (1 2). However other properties such as the castable s mixing behavior water consumption drying

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Designing refractory castables 1. Introduction 1 2. Refractory castables features 3 3. Book content overview 10 3.1. Fundamentals on particle dispersion 10 3.2. Particle size distribution and packing design 11 3.3. Binder additives and their setting mechanisms 11 3.4. Installation techniques highlighting the shotcrete method 12 3.5.

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Feb 04 2013 · Besidesinfluencing packing Particle size distribution effects flow apparent porosity and hence strengthin castables. Some researches have been done to find a relation between particle size andphysical properties.Figure-1 shows a schematic way to predict flow ability and strength according to particle size.Particle sizes are divided in to

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The self-flow castables are one of the interesting fields for use of nano-particles in the refractory castables. Self-flow castables are characterized by their consistency after mixing which allows them to flow and de-air without the application of external energy (i.e. vibration). It is easily recognized that the particle size distribution (PSD)

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Designing refractory castables 1. Introduction 1 2. Refractory castables features 3 3. Book content overview 10 3.1. Fundamentals on particle dispersion 10 3.2. Particle size distribution and packing design 11 3.3. Binder additives and their setting mechanisms 11 3.4. Installation techniques highlighting the shotcrete method 12 3.5.

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Designing refractory castables 1. Introduction 1 2. Refractory castables features 3 3. Book content overview 10 3.1. Fundamentals on particle dispersion 10 3.2. Particle size distribution and packing design 11 3.3. Binder additives and their setting mechanisms 11 3.4. Installation techniques highlighting the shotcrete method 12 3.5.

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