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Lightweight silica bricks are a lightweight refractory material, also known as lightweight silica insulating bricks, characterized by low density and high thermal insulation properties. Lightweight silica bricks are commonly used in the construction of kilns, furnaces and other high-temperature equipment that require thermal insulation while minimizing the overall weight of the structure.
Lightweight silica bricks are characterized by a low density, typically between 0.8 g/cm3 and 1.2 g/cm3. This low density reduces the weight of the bricks, making them easier to handle and reducing the overall weight of the structure.
Excellent thermal insulation
Lightweight silica bricks have excellent thermal insulation properties. Its low thermal conductivity helps minimize the transfer of heat through the silica bricks, which reduces heat loss and improves energy efficiency in high-temperature applications.
Lightweight silica bricks have a high percentage of interconnected pores that contribute to their thermal insulation properties. These pores act as a barrier to heat transfer, reducing the conduction of heat energy through the brick.
Good thermal stability
Despite its light weight, lightweight silica brick has good thermal stability. It can withstand temperatures typically up to 2,192°F (1,200°C) without noticeable deformation or structural damage.
Reduced thermal storage
Compared to denser refractories, lightweight silica brick has a lower heat storage capacity. This means it heats up and cools down faster, allowing for faster temperature cycling and improved thermal response.
Like other silicon-based materials, lightweight silica bricks are chemically inert and resistant to most chemicals, acids and alkalis. This chemical stability ensures longevity and performance in corrosive or reactive environments.
Easy to install
Compared to heavier refractory bricks, lightweight silica bricks are lightweight and therefore easier to handle and install. This helps reduce labor and installation time during construction or maintenance.
The high insulating properties of lightweight silica bricks contribute to energy efficiency in high-temperature applications. By minimizing heat loss, it helps reduce fuel consumption and operating costs.
Lightweight silica bricks are used as lining material for furnaces such as industrial boilers, rotary kilns and heat treatment furnaces. Their insulating properties help minimize heat loss, increase energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.
Thermal insulation for high-temperature equipment
Lightweight silica bricks are used to insulate high-temperature equipment, including ladles, intermediate ladles and crucibles. It helps maintain optimum operating temperatures and reduces heat transfer to the surrounding environment.
Ceramics and glass industry
Lightweight silica bricks are used in the ceramics and glass manufacturing industries. It is used as a lining material for kilns, ovens and annealing furnaces, providing thermal insulation and reducing energy requirements.
Petrochemical and refinery applications
Lightweight silica bricks are used in petrochemical and refinery processes where thermal insulation is required. It can be used in equipment such as heaters, reformers and crackers to help improve energy efficiency and reduce heat loss.
Non-ferrous metals industry
Lightweight silica bricks are used in the non-ferrous metals industry in applications such as copper smelting furnaces and aluminum smelting furnaces. It helps maintain stable and controlled temperatures while minimizing heat loss.
Lightweight silica bricks are used in power generation facilities, especially boilers and incinerators. Its insulating properties contribute to effective heat management and energy efficiency.
Heat exchanger and pipe insulation
Lightweight silica bricks are used to insulate heat exchangers, pipes and chimneys. Its low density and high insulation properties reduce heat transfer and increase the efficiency of the whole system.
Lightweight silica bricks can be used in foundries to provide lining and insulation for furnaces used in the casting process. It helps maintain stable and controlled temperatures to optimize casting operations.
|Lightweight silica brick||LWS-1.2||LWS-1.0||LWS-0.8||LWS-0.6|
|Cold Crushing Strength(Mpa)||5||4.5||3||2.5|
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