Foundry Service offers Insulating Fire Bricks (IFB) for use in applications from 2,000°F (1,093°C) to 3,200°F (1,760°C) and Dense (Hard) refractory bricks (low, medium, high, and super duty) for use up to 3200°F. Each type is formulated to meet specific thermal and physical requirements. Specially-formulated mortars (both wet and dry) and patching plasters are available for use with all grades of dense and insulating fire bricks.
Foundry Service offers a full line of technical ceramic products for a variety of industries and applications with operating temperatures up to 3400°F . Materials include Fused Silica and Fused Silica Foam (30 pcf to 130 pcf), Alumina, Mullite, Cordierite, Steatite, Silicon Carbide, Zirconia, and Aluminum Silicate (Lava). We have in-house slip casting and vibration casting operations and mold making capabilities. We offer cast and machined ceramic plates, tubes, rings, pins, kiln furniture, oven decks, kiln shelves, and parts molded or extruded according to customer supplied drawings. Foundry Service also offers grinding and machining services to support the many products we carry.
Foundry Service offers a full line of products utilizing variables in aggregate, chemistry, aggregate grain sizing, and high purity binder systems to make high quality castables which meet specific property requirements of industrial furnace operators. These include Dense Castables, Insulating Castables, High Alumina Castables, Low Cement Castables, Gunning Castables, Rodding Castables, Gel Bonded Free Flowing Castables, Patching Castables and Plasters, and Precast Prefired Refractory Shapes. Typical installation methods include vibration casting, self-flowing, ramming, gunning, and patching / troweling.
Foundry Service stocks a wide range of high temperature cements, coatings, and mortars that can be used for bonding, sealing, and coating the various engineering materials that we carry. They can be used on a wide variety of materials and substrates for applications up to 1650°C (3000°F).
Foundry Service offers Ceramic Fiber board, blanket, paper, felt, and custom vacuum formed shapes made from the highest purity raw materials available. Ceramic Fiber is an aluminosilicate based refractory fiber that is white and odorless. It resists temperatures as high as 3200º F and extremely light weight with very low thermal conductivity. It provides excellent hot face insulation at high temperatures with excellent thermal shock resistance, even when exposed to direct flame. It also resists corrosive chemicals such as commonly used acids and alkalis. Ceramic fiber products are excellent substitutes for asbestos products in many insulation and sealing applications.
Mica composites are designed for electro-mechanical and thermo-mechanical applications requiring one or more of the following properties: good machinability, excellent resistance to heat and/or open flame up to 1832°F (1000°C), low thermal conductivity, excellent electrical insulation, extremely high resistance to pressure, high resistance to impact (cracking, and chipping), impervious to most chemicals (including oil, grease, and water), asbestos-free, and ecologically safe and non-toxic.
Refractory Composites are high temperature fiber-reinforced materials that are produced on a press from refractory slurry, or from refractory composite laminates. They all exhibit good machinability, high temperature structural strength, and excellent dimensional stability and thermal shock resistance. All of the materials are available in sheet form in a range of thicknesses, and some of the materials are also available in cylinders and other custom shapes.
Foundry Service carries an extensive line of fiberglass, silica, and ceramic fiber textile products, as well as ceramic fiber free industrial insulations in the form of non-woven fiberglass and mineral wool (Rockwool) felts, boards, blankets, and pipe insulation.