Advanced Refractories for the aluminium industry
The extreme environments in primary aluminium production require advanced refractory materials.
Our refractories for primary aluminium production combine resistance to heat and corrosion with physical strength and high purity. Saint-Gobain materials are designed to resist spalling at higher temperatures, and to survive the aggressive chemical attack experienced inside the pot cell. The result is higher purity aluminium due to less refractor contamination.
As an OEM-approved supplier, Saint-Gobain provides a range of engineered products for the Aluminum Reduction Cell. Our sidewall blocks, mortars and castable cements are used by the world’s leading aluminium producers.
What Mortar is recommended to use with your Refrax ARC and Advancal Sidewall Blocks?
We recommend to use Carbofrax 8S High purity Silicon Carbide mortar, designed to use with our sidewalls for the best possible heat transfer between block and sidewall. The excellent workability and shelf life make this the choice mortar for the leading Primary Aluminium technologies.
Related content: Aluminum reduction cell, Refrax ARC blocks, Advancal ARC blocks, Carbofrax mortars, Carbofrax CC1140 Castable.
Where are your products manufactured?
We produce refractories at our plants in England, Germany , USA, Brazil and India. Our broad, global manufacturing footprint allows us to supply the Aluminium market from multiple continents.
Will Advancal sidewall blocks achieve longer cell lifetimes?
The unique bond system of Advancal offers outstanding oxidation and chemical resistance and up to 40% more corrosion resistance than standard Silicon carbide Products leading to extended service lifetimes.
With their outstanding corrosion resistance, new Advancal® blocks last longer than conventional blocks.
Refrax ARC Block
Refrax ARC is a silicon nitride bonded refractory. It has exceptionally high strength combined with greater resistance to thermal shock.
Cast Refrax silicon nitride bonded silicon carbide refractory,is chemically inert to most materials.
Carbofrax 8S Mortar
Carbofrax® 8S is a high strength silicon carbide mortar developed for use with Refrax® ARC and Advancal® sidewall blocks in Aluminium Reduction Cells.
Carbofrax CC1140 Castable
Carbofrax CC1140 is a high purity silicon carbide based mortar initially developed for non-ferrous applications.
Aluminum Reduction Cell (ARC)
Thinner sidewalls with Advancal® aluminium reduction cells maximize heat flow characteristics through the wall to improve reduction cell performance.
Holding & Melting Furnaces
The holding furnace is an essential part of the continuous casting process. Its highly specialized design requires the use of custom refractory shapes such as inlet and outlet ports, skim and vent doors and burners.
Launders for Aluminum production
Discover Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ comprehensive range of refractory solutions for molten metal transfer.
Tap Hole System for Aluminum Production
Tap hole blocks are subject to extreme wear due to continuous contact with flowing molten copper.