Refractory products used in glass kilns mainly include fused AZS bricks, high alumina bricks, Fireclay bricks, and chrome corundum bricks. Product prices on the refractory market vary widely. The same product may have different prices or even very different prices. Many customers do not have a good understanding about the difference in product prices.Refractory materials used in glass furnaces vary in price due to several factors. The following aspects contribute to the differences in prices
The anticipated service life of the glass furnace plays a significant role in determining the price of refractory materials. Furnaces with longer service life typically require higher-quality and more durable materials, which can be more expensive.
The quality of the glass being produced influence the choice of refractory materials and, consequently, their prices. Higher-quality glass necessitates the use of refractory materials with superior chemical resistance and purity, leading to higher costs.Low-quality, low-price products may contaminate the glass, or even fail to resist the erosion of the glass liquid during the production process, causing damage to the furnace body.
The production capacity of the furnace, including the melting rate and temperature, affects the selection of refractory materials and their prices. Furnaces with higher melting rates and temperatures require materials that can withstand more severe operating conditions, often resulting in higher costs.
In conclusion, the selection of refractory materials for glass kilns must be based on the actual conditions of the kiln itself and the quality of the glass produced. The same type of refractory bricks have different quality levels. For large glass kilns or kilns that produce high-quality glass, you need to choose high-quality products. For small glass kilns, or kilns that produce lower quality glass, you can choose more cost-effective products from a cost perspective. When choosing refractory materials, the price shouldn’t be the only factor. Using the right product in the right kiln is the best solution.
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