Photos:: Anett Fischer
From 30 May to 1 June, representatives of the refractories industry and various research institutes met in Prague to discuss state-of-the-art solutions and new approaches in refractories. Efficiently organized as ever by the Czech Ceramic Society, the event was held for the 19th time.
Michal Přibyl,President of the Czech Ceramic Society, welcomed the around 130 attendees in “really fitting, hot weather” to enjoy an informative programme with more than 30 papers.
Topics included refractories for cement, steel and various furnace applications. In one part of the papers, different types of refractories for different applications were presented. The numerous representatives from research and development reported on their latest findings; the following review concentrates only a few of them:
Freiberg University of Mining and Technology was represented with several papers and addressed amongst other things the influence of particle size on the properties of uniaxially pressed refractories and the corrosion of aluminium-based refractories by coal and biomass ashes. Other topics from the academic field included thermal shock resistance and the application of various analysis methods.