In the afternoon the group also visited AZTERLAN METALLURGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER.
Históricamente es una feria a la que acudimos con INSERTEC REFRATARIOS DU BRASIL, y la explicación es que muchos de nuestros clientes brasileños de origen alemán aprovechan esta feria para visitar proveedores y a su vez a sus familiares.
Está siendo una feria muy concurrida, para INSERTEC, uno de los principales sectores son los hornos de recocido de hilo y el tratamiento de tornillos
Historically, INSERTEC goes to this Exhibition with INSERTEC REFRATARIOS DO BRASIL, and the explanation it is because many of our Brazilian customers are of german origin, and they take advantage of this fair to visit SUPPLIERS and in turn to their families.
It is still a fair very important for INSERTEC, one of the main sectors are wire annealing furnaces and treatment of screws.
Packing coke plays an essential process role in anode baking. However, the infiltration of its finer grains into expansion gaps, particularly those between flue- and end-walls, quickly leads to clogging, increased maintenance cleaning, even flue-wall distortion and eventually increased refractory repair costs. Poorly mortared brick joints, exposed during heat up, also suffer similar infiltration and clogging problems.
PLASTIC PATCH provides a stable and permanent solution to coke grains infiltration. Made from exfoliated vermiculite and fine-grain anhydrous aluminosilicate, and suitable for applications up to 1350c, PLASTIC PATCH adapts to these thermal expansion forces, by maintaining a glassy-phase during heat-up, allowing it to compress under thermal expansion, then heat-set to a hardened finish (1.2g/cm³ at 1200c) to maintain a tight seal.
Unlike conventional ceramic fibre or mortar options, PLASTIC PATCH does not shrink (<2%), or become brittle at temperature, and therefore does not need to be replaced at the end of each cell firing cycle. Occasional light repairs, if necessary, can be skimmed directly onto existing clean product. Both ways, downtime is minimised, and furnace availability is improved.
PLASTIC PATCH is supplied premixed, in cartons, ready for use. If additional flow is needed, up to 5% water can be added. In tight working spaces, its brownish-grey colour allows filled gaps and joints to be easily identified against refractory brickwork. Initial set is after 15 minutes, at +5°c. For larger areas, application can be by pump, or trowel. Finer joints and gaps can be hand-packed as required. Tools can be quickly cleaned with warm water. PLASTIC PATCH is non-corrosive, and does not contain irritants, known physical hazards or carcinogens, however wearing PPE is recommended. Storage should be for up to 12 months.
For the best results on new or larger gaps; PATCH GRIP, LIQUID ANCHOR and SOLID ANCHOR, also from CIR/INSERTEC, are additional products that can be used with PLASTIC PATCH.
INSERTEC, Participate in METAL BULETIN Aluminium Recycling Congress in Varsovia, as Event Sponsor as Speaker on it.
Chinese government is pushing all industrial sectors to decrease drastically pollution levels. Actions, from dust filters and on-line controls to activity shut-down, have been stressing all industrial sectors, including refractory industrial mineral producers.
From EU refractory industry point of view, there are two minerals strongly affected due to the European dependency in Chinese import. Those minerals, classified as ‘non critical’ but achieving criticism in terms of risk of supply, are bauxite and magnesite.
In a first step, refractory magnesites, like DBM and FM, as well as refractory grade bauxite and BFA are directly affected by Chinese lack of production with shortage and exorbitant prices. In a second step, the price of alumina-based specialties like tabular or calcined alumina or refractory cement, will suffer a significant increasing, opening a period of uncertainty.
ILT-PLASMA , will delve into the key parameters for a correct application of high power thermal plasma in nodular iron casting, achieving optimal thermal values without any degradation of the metallurgical quality of the metal.
It will both based their explanations on trials carried out by laboratories of recognised prestige in the industrial experience of companies in the sector.
We have the pleasure to inform you that REFRACTORY SOLUTIONS INSERTEC has renewed the certification of management systems: quality management system, according to the new standard ISO 9001: 2015 and system of health and occupational safety, OHSAS 18001: 2007 standard, both granted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance accredited certification body.
The maturity of our management system encouraged us to implement the requirements of the new version of ISO 9001: 2015, ahead of the deadline.
The obtained certifications confirm the good performance of REFRACTORY SOLUTIONS INSERTEC and recognized the maturity and effectiveness of its management system, at the same time that ratifies its commitment to continuous improvement according to the demands of the market and stakeholders.
Through these certifications is internationally recognized the effort and dedication of the staff of REFRACTORY SOLUTIONS INSERTEC for offering effective solutions to the needs of their customers.
South African Metal casting conference 15th to 19th March 2017 in conjunction with :
SAIF (South African Institute of Foundrymen), WFO (World Foundry Organisation), MCTC (Materials Castings Technology Centre), NFTN (National Foundry Technology Network), AFSA (Aluminium Federation South Africa).
The conference was well organised in a hotel complex close to Johannesburg Airport, and it was estimated that more than 200 visitors attended the event.
As with similar conferences there was a small gathering area where informal and networking meetings could be held between conference papers. This area also included several booths by foundry service and supply companies from around the globe.
Insertec Refractory Solutions had an attendance by Mr. Victor Mendoza, Andrew Fowler and Mark Preece to evaluate the market conditions, potential future development strategies and several key contacts were made in connection with this during the event as well as information gathering from select conference papers.
It was evident that the South African Foundry market was looking forward to expansion with Government backed policies for investment and localisation meaning a determined effort for existing and investing companies to source all of their needs within South Africa as opposed to imports. This being said the market has some real potential for Insertec Refractory Solutions as an importer and following this initial visit work is on-going to establish a working structure to exploit these potentials and develop a local service supply route.
IFEX 2017 .- 13th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON FOUNDRY TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT SERVICES & SUPLIES. 3rd to 5th February 2017 in conjunction with: 65th Indian Foundry Congress, IIF (Institute of Indian Foundrymen)
The event was held at the Eco Park, Kolkata where there was high investments being made to change the traditional image of India and portray a new ecological image with many green areas, lakes and social family gathering zones. The IFEX had in excess of 150 exhibitors across 2 halls and the IIF Congress present 44 technical papers.
Although Kolkata as an event venue for the IFEX historically has not been considered the best due to its westerly position, it was decided by Insertec Refractory Solutions that a suitable opportunity to join with Nickunj Eximp Entp Pvt Ltd existed to promote their new relations to the market and so a booth was taken. Insertec Refractory Solutions had an attendance by Mr. Andrew Fowler and for Nickunj Mr. Manohar Pai, Sameer Parekh. K. P. Chandrabose. The decision was a good one since all of our main competition were present (booth and visitors) as well as key OEM’s and they all took the time to investigate Insertec’s presence and focus into the Indian market.
The booth yielded over 60 recorded visit and potential enquiries most of which requested follow-up visits to their sites for further discussions.
India is a key foundry centre for Insertec Refractory Solutions and is considered the second largest metal producing market Globally and although entering later than most some great opportunities exists and
Insertec are now looking forward to the coming year’s developments.
Alirón word, term used after attaining a degree by Athletic, originated in the industrial and mining past of Bizkaia.
In the late nineteenth century is discovered in bilbao, close to the estuary, iron mines with an extraordinary purity of ore.Engineers and managers were essentially British. Then he piecework and payment is made according to the productivity of mine workers. So the salary was proportional to the degree of purity of the mineral extrated. The maximum quality corresponded to all iron (especially iron). that label became “ALIRON”. This originated among miners signs of joy as they were rewarded with extra pay. Then he was associated with football sport, the British engineers had brought to Bilbao.
More than 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries and an estimation of 30,000 visitors, a success for the Organization and the Exhibitors.
For INSERTEC, the exhibition has been very positive with many visits, and new contacts and we are grateful to all of them the visit in hopes that we have been able to meet your expectations.
INSERTEC was in the fair together with our distributor ISTANBUL METALURJI. This year the fair was with uncertainties after the political situation that has recently had Turkey.
AKDAS again presents itself as largest cast steel in Medium East, being capable of producing unique pieces of more than 150 t.
INSERTEC R&D has attended the 59th INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON REFRACTORIES which took place in Aachen, Germany, last 28th and 29th of September. This event is a meeting of the main suppliers of raw materials and equipment. At same time, most relevant researchers from European countries present last scientific advances on refractories technology.
This time a significant group of non-EU technicians has been present in added to a group of more than 200 participants. Main research lines were steelmaking, foundry, non-ferrous metallurgy and refractory castables, the latter with many followers.
Education on refractories a topic supported by the German industry has appeared as a relevant one.
During the three days, everyone plays and indispensablee role.
There is no doubt that the success of the exhibition can not take away from the efforts made by whole team!! hope that brings more huge benefits for ZHENJIANG INSERTEC FOUNDRY SUPPLIES- ZIFS.
The dictionary defines a cupola as a domed roof, a gun turret or a vertical cylindrical Furnace to melt metal to further refine it in other furnaces, or to cast it into useful shapes. The editors of Encyclopedia Britannica claim that René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur built the first cupola furnace on record, in france, About 1720. Cupola melting is still recognized by some as the most economical melting process if the furnace is operated continuously. A lot of grey iron is still melted and cast by this method. Improvements in the process over the last 200 years have included the construction of the larger furnaces and the application of the heated air at the tuyeres. Many foundries however as we shall see have invested in other more modern furnace designs and INSERTEC are able to supply a complete range of refractory lining products for all.
Cupolas were traditionally lined with brick but in the last 50 years many of these units and other vertical shaft furnaces have switched to monolithic linings because the quality and availability of monolithic refractories have improved enormously and they are more cost effective when properly engineered and expertly installed.
At the top of the furnace the refractories must resist mechanical and thermal shock while in the lower part of the lining the most important properties are the ability to resist attack from molten metal and slag at elevated temperature. Intermittently operated furnaces are sometimes cleaned and given a protective wash on the hot face each day but continuously operated units must be constructed from premium products for long life and low cost.
INSERTEC, have a complete range of monolithics for the original linings of both ferrous and non ferrous furnaces of all sizes and you are invited to contact us for precise recommendations.
For economic and operational reasons many ferrous and nonferrous foundries have more recently invested in crucible and induction furnaces for melting and casting their products.
Crucible furnaces are one of the oldest and also one of the simplest types of melting unit used in a foundry where small batches of low melting point metal or alloys are required. The charge is placed in a refractory crucible and heated mainly by conduction through the walls of the crucible using gas oil or electricity as the fuel. Most modern foundries however use electric induction furnaces for the efficient melting of both ferrous and non ferrous metals and alloys and these have largely now replaced crucible furnaces especially for elting of high melting point alloys such as cast iron and steel. Induction furnaces are generally easier to control with regard to temperature and chemistry and better suited to the enviorement.
Written by Eate From U.K.
The metallurgy of iron ever needs faster melting processes. This fact make furnaces with high current density near the periphery of the lining ; for this reason the temperature in this area suffering the effects of overheating and logical sudden cooling of fusion process.
When lining has a good resistance to thermal shock will cause cracks, if dosent close, they are the way of metal infiltration. These metal penetrations can compromise the final performance of all lining.
INSERTEC, have developed a complete range of CUARSIL IS6 PAN, with some improved performance thermomechanical that means, better resistance of the lining to the formation of cracks.
These properties have been got with a very studied particle size of the product and the mix of different qualities of quartzite for get the optimum mineralogy of the product.
This new development enables the lining of induction furnace to behave better against sudden changes in temperature, higher demands power from fusion of the furnace and, ultimately, getting to increase the service life of the refractory lining.
The IDEX® is designed to give maximum flexibility together with minimum fuel consumption and emissions. It is an indirectly fired rotary kiln for thermal delacquering / drying that removes volatile organic compounds (VOC), such as water coolants, paints, oils, … from the surface of crushed aluminium materials.
The system is completed with a postcombustion chamber for the incineration of the hazardous gases generated during the drying/decoating process.
Hot exhausted gases are recirculated to the rotary kiln to eliminate the VOC, without any additional energy supply and so reducing the overall thermal consumption to the minimum.
Final exhausted gases to the atmosphere are innert and comply with the most strict EU enviromental regulations.
It is compact system where the postcombustion and drying chamber are in the same rotary kiln.
INSERTEC, has been present in the recent edition of 29th BIEMH 2016, held in Bilbao, making promotion of our range of installation for Heat Treatment for diferents sectors as: aeronautical,metallurgical…
The feeling (Particular & general) received from the rest of exhibitors, have been very positive and interesting; from business standpoint, overcome the last economical situation in thee last two editions.
Summary, has met the objectives set before their participation in the event.
See you at the next edition May 2018…..
This week INSERTEC, has participated in the opening of the new plant of MAXION Brazil.
MAXION is a Brazilian capital group manufacturer of wheels steel and aluminium; this company bought all the plants in the world of a traditional wheel manufacturer ” hayes lemmerz aluminium”; with this expansion they become a global capacity of 60,000,000 wheels/year being 12,000,000 aluminium wheels ,now they are the largest manufacturer of the world.