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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

On-line version ISSN 2411-9717
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PATEL, N.. Factors affecting the lifespan of cast refractory linings: a general overview. J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. [online]. 2013, vol.113, n.8. ISSN 2411-9717.

Many factors, from engineering and design to supply, installation, and operation affect the service lifespan of cast refractory linings. If a shortcoming occurs at any of these stages, the lining lifespan can be drastically reduced. Although not every aspect that can affect a cast refractory lining's lifespan is outlined here, a few key points are highlighted, with an emphasis on the various installation parameters.

Keywords : cast linings; refractory lifespan; lining engineering and design; lining supply; lining installation; curing; dry-out.

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