Crude steel production begins with the reduction process, where the iron ore reacts with carbon sources inside the blast furnace. This equipment requires different types of ceramic products with resistance to high temperatures and severe erosion from molten iron and slag.
In addition to engineering high-quality products for blast furnaces, Saint-Gobain stands as a worldwide leader in the supply of refractories for reduction through concretes with excellent performance characteristics for trough runners and Al2O3-SiC-C bricks for torpedo ladles (also called torpedo cars).
Saint-Gobain also supplies high-quality tap hole mix for iron notches, with customized solutions to meet the needs of every customer.
Our Iron Making Refractory metallurgy applications include: