NORFAST® Fast-firing Castables

The NORFAST® product range includes a number of high performance castables specifically designed to reduce equipment downtime via high speed installation and short drying times. NORFAST® castables exhibit excellent mechanical strength and performance at high temperatures and when in contact with molten metal.

Their unique binder matrix enables incredible dry out performance, leading to overall installation time savings of up to 50%.

Key Benefits

  • Energy savings during dry out and sintering
  • Straightforward installation
  • Significantly reduced installation and sintering time
  • Excellent abrasion and thermal shock resistance

Specifications

Inductor
Equipment Area Product Name Metal Chemical Analysis
    Iron (I), Steel (S), Copper/Brass (CB), Zinc (Zn), Aluminum (AL) Al2O3 % SiO2 % MgO % SiC %
Working Lining NORFAST A 1007 CB / Zn 78 2   16
Working Lining NORFAST A 1167 /  AL Zn / AL 92 2    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1031 / AL Zn / AL 70 26    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1061 CB / Zn 47 35   15
Working Lining NORFAST A 308 / AL Zn / AL 95 0.2    
Working Lining NORFAST A 1007 CB / Zn 77 5      
Ladle and Other
Equipment Area Product Name Metal Chemical Analysis
    Iron (I), Steel (S), Copper/Brass (CB), Zinc (Zn), Aluminum (AL) Al2O3 % SiO2 % MgO % SiC %
Working Lining NORFAST A 1007 I / CB / Zn 78 2   16
Working Lining NORFAST A 1167 I / S 92 2    
Working Lining NORFAST A 1167 / AL CB / Zn / AL 92 2    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1031 I 70 26   15
Working Lining NORFAST K 1031 / AL Zn / AL 70 26    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1061 I / CB / Zn 47 35      
Pouring Furnace
Equipment Area Product Name Metal Chemical Analysis
    Iron (I), Steel (S), Copper/Brass (CB), Zinc (Zn), Aluminum (AL) Al2O3 % SiO2 % MgO % SiC %
Working Lining NORFAST A 1007 I/ CB / Zn 78 2   16
Working Lining NORFAST A 1167 I 92 2    
Working Lining NORFAST A 1167 / AL Zn / AL 70 26    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1031 / AL  Zn / AL 47 35   15
Working Lining NORFAST K 1031 I 95 0.2    
Working Lining NORFAST K 1061 I / CB / Zn 77 5      

FAQ

Do these mixes require any specific preparation?

Fast-firings castables are prepared in a similar fashion to standard castables - there is no specific preparation required.

NORFAST®’s unique properties stem from an innovative, chemically optimized matrix that avoids the release of water at high temperatures where the risk of failure is highest.

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ experienced installation team is on hand to provide onsite support and guidance if required.

Which product is most suited for use with iron ladles in intensive, high productivity applications?

NORFAST® K 1031 is ideal for use with iron ladles requiring safe drying during heat up. The optimized packing size of the product is ideal for extending ladle service life while maintaining excellent thermal shock resistance.

Documents

Brochures & Flyers
Foundry Iron & Steel - Brochure (German)

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes high performance and building innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and

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Brochures & Flyers
Foundry Iron & Steel - Brochure (French)

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes high performance and building innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and

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Foundry-Iron-Steel-Brochure-web-EN-FR-194102