Many corporate refractories consumers do not have adequate in house expertise to do quality control on their refractories. In this situation, they suffer a number of problems;
Suppliers offer the wrong materials.
The client gives the wrong requirements.
The supplier offers a high grade material and supplies a low grade material.
The client cannot determine which aspect of his service environment is causing the refractory to fail.
The client is operating his furnace in a manner severely detrimental to refractory performance.
For all these problems, the client needs a part time consultant.
Since Keramicalia started 22 years ago we developed a practical in house hands- on quality control and QA system.
It differs appreciably from norms like ISO and SABS, which are suitable for large scale manufacture of a fixed range of products.
Keramicalia’s QA system is designed to provide the most appropriate material for any given application.
We have a huge, cumbersome, heavy maintenance system to enable this.
It is much more intense than ISO and SABS systems, with more paperwork, but all in areas appropriate to the nature of our service.
Our system is available to anyone in the research and development field, who has the same challenges of retaining technology.
Keramicalia has undertaken about 1000 development projects over the whole spectrum of refractories technologies.
We therefore have a wider range of technologies than the large refractories companies.
We have a very sophisticated and well maintained system of technology records.
We can therefore produce a refractory material appropriate to your application “off the shelf”, and refine it your ideal properties within days