Minteq completed the first ever-monolithic Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) Converter in 2005. The results are not yet final, but our commitment, and our customer’s confidence is evident. The accomplishment is a culmination of years of hard work by our field sales and steel mill service team and the ongoing work by our global research and development staff in Easton, Pennsylvania. The opportunity to reline a BOF Converter could not have been possible without the world class DURACRETE™ line of alumina silica and magnesia-based shotcretes. The DURACRETE™ system provides the following key attributes:
- High density, low porosity monolithics for the ultimate installed physical properties
- Engineered materials tuned to the furnace operating conditions
- Rapid installation rates for quick turnaround during scheduled and unscheduled outages
- Unique remote-controlled application technology designed specifically for the task
The DURACRETE™ products can be installed in ambient temperatures, or at operating temperatures up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. DURACRETE™ products can be applied to any region of the furnace and have been proven to provide economical solutions to high-wear regions over thousands of heats while maximizing furnace availability.