Thermbond’s Insulating Solution Exceeds Life of Conventional Lining by 7 Times

Industry: Steel

Description of Equipment: Turret Ladle Lid

Problem: Castable lining was failing quarterly

Solution: High Wire perimeter, MAFTECTM interior lining. High-wire shapes zoned to take significant impact abuse area and hold lining under compression without any cracking or movement. MAFTECTM technology does not shrink when exposed to the molten steel radiant heat – no cracking or spalling as the lining resists thermal shock and thermal cycling.

Product Being Replaced: Dense Castable

Savings Using Thermbond: The new lining lasted beyond 20 months, 7 times the old lining life. Costs for materials, downtime and manpower were recovered within 6 months.

Products Applied: High wire perimeter cast shapes, MAFTECTM

Equipment Used: Welder, overhead crane (High Wire)

Scope of Work: We guided the customer’s installation team during lifting and installing the high wire shapes and then installing the modules. Completed in 1 day.

For additional information on this installation, please contact Industry Specialist Brendan Gallagher at