Cryston® Cu Max Blocks

Tap Hole Blocks

Tap hole blocks are subject to extreme wear due to continuous contact with flowing molten copper.

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ custom designed, single-piece tap hole blocks ensure high wear and oxidation resistance.

They can be installed quickly and easily, integrating seamlessly with hot face bricks and DryVibe safety lining.

Features and Benefits

  • High density bonded SiC material
  • Excellent strength and erosion resistance at operating temperatures
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Engineered shapes
  • Proven performance
  • Long service life Increased reliability in the most critical part of the furnace
  • Easy installation
  • Reduced maintenance

How does the performance of Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ tap hole systems compare to other designs?

By reducing mortar joints in the tap hole surfaces, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ systems are less vulnerable to aggressive wear, ensuring more consistent performance and longer service life than many other designs.

How does the tap hole system affect the installation process?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ tap hole systems simplify and speed up installation due to their engineered modular design.


Brochures & Flyers
Non Ferrous Copper Shaft Furnaces

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has
introduced a THIRD GENERATION of silicon carbide
refractories to effectively protect your copper shaft

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Non Ferrous Copper Shaft Furnaces