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Common causes of refractory failure

What are the seven of most common causes of refractory failure? And what can engineers do to both fix a problem and avoid it in the future



Brushing up on wind turbine maintenance techniques

George Finley and Paul Kling explore some of the most effective maintenance techniques for wind turbine management, taking a look at the consequences of turbine failure.



Rapid fire insulation

System is used to maintain structural integrity of the separators against jet and hydrocarbon pool fires



Custom piezoceramic microtubes

Developed following increasing demand for ever smaller piezoelectric components



Circular economy initiative

The circular economy principles of re-use and recycle are enabling one global manufacturer to significantly improve its environmental health and safety targets, and turn waste furnace rock into new roads



Alumina sensor withstands extreme temperatures

Suited to both heat metering and high temperature fluid metering, says Morgan Advanced Materials



A specifier’s guide to choosing the right filled PTFE material

Phillip Charlton explores the main types of filled PTFE compounds, detailing the enhanced properties delivered by some key material combinations



Insulating castable refractories

Lance Caspersen examines the key considerations for specifying castable refractory insulation systems, offering advice on achieving the best value solutions which minimise energy consumption, optimise outputs and meet the needs of both the installer and end user



Why is high dielectric strength now a key driver in power tube specification?

As multi-sector technological developments continue to demand smaller parts with higher performance and improved longevity, Joerg-Uwe Wichert, explores why specifying power tubes with an increased dielectric strength is becoming increasingly important in high-voltage applications, particularly at high temperatures



Thermal bag counters fire risk from lithium-ion batteries

Lithium batteries are used in many every-day electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablet computers and MP3 players



Carbon graphite vane material

Reduces the processing time and effort for vanes in electric vacuum pumps within the automotive sector



Gas flow measurement for extreme environments

Transducers suitable for use within oil and gas exploration as well as bulk gas meters for industrial applications



Stabilised zirconia offer optimum performance up to 2,000ºC

Suitable for atmospheres containing carbon commonly used in furnaces for the production of photovoltaic silicon ingots



Zero flow offset measurement

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a method to measure the zero flow offset property for a broad spectrum of transducers, optimising overall flow measurement accuracy in ultrasonic sensors



Brazing of zirconia

Where other materials fail, zirconia remains highly resistant while exhibiting high fracture toughness



Comparison of performance benefits of thermal insulation materials

SEW3 app highlights the best product mix to customers, whether that requirement is for single insulation or by marrying together multiple insulations in composite systems



Advances in filter technology for industrial water processing

In light of growing global resource shortages and the cost of processing ‘new’ fresh water, effective treatment of used water or water for non-potable use is vital to reducing overall process costs



Through thick and thin

Oliver Ridd discusses coating technologies, their applications and performance benefits



Graphite-loaded silicon carbon for demanding oil and gas sealing

Advanced properties help reduce seal face wear, increasing uptime



Laser reflecting ceramics

Morgan Advanced Materials expands capabilities in producing standard and customised high reflectance ceramic cavities in laser reflectors



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