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Shotcrete product passes the acid test


February 20, 2018  

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Plibrico Pli-Shot™ Si-Bond B no-cement shotcrete refractories continue to prove their value in highly abrasive, alkaline corrosive environments. Exceptionally rugged, the refractories are uniquely formulated to mix easier, apply faster and deliver high mechanical strength than any other shotcrete refractory on the market… even at the severe high temperatures typical of cement, iron ore, alumina, gypsum and lime kilns.

One Year, No Visible Wear
To test the resilience of Pli-Shot Si-Bond B, Plibrico last year installed it in the lower riser of a cement processing plant that produces 1.2 million tons of cement per year. The installation took place in a high-heat (2,400° F), high-abrasion environment where coke, methane and other alternative fuels are burned. Although this environment is high in corrosive alkaline elements, one year after installation, the Pli-Shot Si-Bond B material showed no visible wear. Plant management is very satisfied with these outstanding results, as are many of other Pli-Shot Si-Bond B customers.
Rugged, Yet Simple To Install
One of the key advantages of Pli-Shot Si-Bond B is that set-up requires nothing more than mixing it with water. No other caustic, temperature-sensitive aqueous materials are needed which translates into less trim time, reduced labor expense and minimal jobsite mess. Plus, because it is a shotcrete, Pli-Shot Si-Bond B does not require forming or compaction so application flexibility is enhanced for the nozzleman. This benefit is important in new applications where large, unique shapes must be shielded from heat, or in a repair situation when only the immediate wear area is targeted.
“Pli-Shot Si-Bond B optimizes plant performance by providing longer life and reducing downtime,” said Pam Gaul, Director of Marketing, Plibrico Company LLC. “Due to the innovations in the mineral processing industry, traditional refractory materials that performed satisfactorily in the past are now realizing a shorter life. Our newest shotcrete Pli-Shot refractories, including Si-Bond, HyREZIST®, and HyMOR®, have all been developed to withstand increased alkali loads and abrasive conditions in industrial environments.”
Plibrico Company, LLC is an industry leading single-source supplier of aluminosilicate and high alumina monolithic refractories used in the processing of aluminum, steel, sugar, cement, waste, power generation and other demanding thermal environments.
 


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