Editorial Feature

Refractories for The Petrochemicals Industry from Shinagawa Refractories Including Low Cement and Insulating Castables

Shinagawa Refractories Australasia (Shinagawa) has established an enviable reputation for the manufacture and supply of quality refractory and insulating materials to the Australasian, South East Asian and Pacific Rim markets.

Refractories for The Petrochemicals Industry Industry

The modern petroleum refinery is undergoing a continuous evolution with changes in feedstock and more severe operating conditions. This creates a great demand on refractories. Shinagawa Refractories Australasia meets this challenge with SHIRACRETE products for high abrasion, cat cracker areas, as well as SHIRALITE insulating monolithics for heater linings, stacks and regenerator zones. Due to its very low thermal conductivity our ceramic fibre blanket and stack bonded systems are commonly used to line crude heaters, ammonia reformers and ethylene furnaces.

SHIRACRETE – Low Cement Castables

The SHIRACRETE range of low cement, high technology monolithics is based on ‘state-of-the-art’ refractory castable technology using the highest quality aggregates, cements and additives. These products vary in alumina content from as much as 90% down to 45%. Superior physical properties are evident throughout the range. Low porosity plus outstanding strength and abrasion resistance are standard features of the SHIRACRETE low cement castable line.

SHIRALITE – Insulating Castable Refractories

Shinagawa Refractories Australasia manufactures a complete range of insulating castable products for use up to 1800°C. By the careful selection and blending of lightweight aggregates with clay and high quality cements, a distinctive line of highly insulating materials with variable densities are available. These are designated MW – medium weight, LW – lightweight and XW – extra lightweight. Marketed under the family name SHIRALITE, these products are available for installation by both casting and gunning techniques. They have excellent flow characteristics when cast and exhibit low rebound when gunned into place. High strength to density, good volume stability and low thermal conductivity values are the primary features of these products. Some SHIRALITE products provide excellent service as hot face linings in refinery heaters, ductwork and utility boilers. They are also used extensively behind hot face refractories for their insulating capabilities. These multi-component linings are found in many steel, aluminium and petrochemical applications.

Source: Shinagawa Refractories Australasia

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