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What are Refractory Abrasion Anchors?

Refractory abrasion anchors are specialized components for use in various high-temperature industrial applications, particularly in the field of refractory lining installations. These design of the anchors is to secure and support refractory materials, such as bricks or casts, within furnaces, kilns, boilers, and other thermal processing equipment.

Kiln baking pottery bowls uses abrasion refractory anchors to hold refractory lining or brick.

Purpose of This Type of Anchor

The primary purpose of refractory abrasion anchors is to prevent the displacement or movement of refractory linings under the extreme conditions of thermal expansion, contraction, and mechanical stress. They play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and performance of the refractory lining system, ensuring its longevity and efficient operation.

Abrasion Anchor Construction

Abrasion anchors are typically made of high-temperature resistant materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, or alloys. These materials are chosen for their ability to withstand the harsh operating conditions and corrosive environments. They are carefully engineered with specific designs and shapes to provide maximum adherence to the refractory lining, enhancing its stability and resistance to erosion.


Rolled metal warehouse. Many packs of metal bars on the shelves like used to make abrasion anchors


Anchor Placement

These anchors are strategically positioned within the refractory lining. This positioning creates a network of interconnected support that helps distribute the load and prevents material slippage or dislodgment. By anchoring the refractory materials securely in place, they minimize the risk of damage and maintain the required thermal insulation and heat containment properties.

Selection of Abrasion Anchors

It is worth noting that abrasion anchors are available in various forms. These forms include V-shaped, Y-shaped, spiral, or custom-designed configurations, depending on the specific application requirements. Their selection and installation are critical for ensuring the overall performance and reliability of refractory linings. This is because they need to withstand not only high temperatures but also thermal cycling and mechanical stresses.

In summary, refractory abrasion anchors are essential components for use in high-temperature industrial settings to secure refractory linings in place. By providing stability and resistance to movement, they contribute to the longevity and efficiency of thermal processing equipment.  Thus ultimately enabling optimal performance and safety in challenging operating environments.

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