Refractory Selection Guide for Cement Industry Applications

A complete range of refractories for the cement industry is offered by ANH Refractories Europe. These are “Intelligent Refractories” consisting of VERSAFLOW castables and VERSAGUN products, Ultra low cement castables/gun mixes, insulating and dense castables/gun mixes, plastic ramming mixes, rapid cure/rapid heat-up range, and fibre reinforced ceramic composites (F.R.C.C).

Some common operational problems observed in cement plant refractories are high abrasion that reduces lining thickness, heavy build up of alkalis that reduces output, high thermal load that softens refractories on account of high temperatures, high mechanical load that causes stresses in refractories, and high thermal shock that creates slabbing/spalling.

Cement Plant – Schematic Drawing

Cement Plant – Schematic Drawing

ANH Products for the Cement Sector

Recommended products for the cement industry are outlined in the following sections.

Preheater Zone

Cyclones – Upper KS-4 or KS-4 G
Cyclones – Lower Tufcast LI or Tufshot LI
Blaster Nozzles FRCC Pre-Cast Blocks
Inlet Section & Riser Thor 30 Adtech or Thor 30 G Adtech
Water Jetting Thor AZSP Adtech


Chain Section Tufshot LI
Retaining Ring FRCC Pre-Cast Blocks
Discharge Nose Ring FRCC Pre-Cast Blocks
Versaflow 70C Adtech-Cast in Situ
Firing Hood Greentec 170 LG or Mizzou

Burner Pipe

Main Body Ultragreen 57A / 70 / 80
Burner Tip Ultragreen SR / Thor AZSP Adtech


Application Product
Discharge Chute Ultragreen 45 or Thor 30 Adtech
Bull Nose Versaflow 70C Adtech
Side Walls Versaflow 45 Plus or MC 25

Tertiary Air Duct

Application Product
Refractory Lined Versaflow 45 Plus
Damper Valve FRCC Pre-Cast Shapes

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by ANH Refractories Europe.

For more information on this source please visit ANH Refractories Europe.


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