Cryston® Cu Max Blocks

Tap Hole Blocks

Tap hole blocks are subject to extreme wear due to continuous contact with flowing molten copper.

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ custom designed, single-piece tap hole blocks ensure high wear and oxidation resistance.

They can be installed quickly and easily, integrating seamlessly with hot face bricks and DryVibe safety lining.

Features and Benefits

Benefits
  • High density bonded SiC material
  • Excellent strength and erosion resistance at operating temperatures
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Engineered shapes
  • Proven performance
  • Long service life Increased reliability in the most critical part of the furnace
  • Easy installation
  • Reduced maintenance

How does the performance of Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ tap hole systems compare to other designs?

By reducing mortar joints in the tap hole surfaces, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ systems are less vulnerable to aggressive wear, ensuring more consistent performance and longer service life than many other designs.

How does the tap hole system affect the installation process?

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories’ tap hole systems simplify and speed up installation due to their engineered modular design.

Documents

Brochures & Flyers
Non Ferrous Copper - Brochure

Saint-Gobain has introduced a “third generation” of silicon carbide (SiC) refractories to effectively protect your copper furnace. In our laboratories

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