Furnace lining and components: fit for purpose
OEM replacement linings and refractory parts for dosing furnaces guarantee exact fit. Why is this so crucial? Because a poorly fitted replacement lining can increase total energy consumption by as much as 30%. It can also lead to pressure tightness problems, resulting in dosing inaccuracies, and to a poor fit of parts – all of which can negatively impact dosing furnace service life, productivity, and melt quality.
The specific design of OEM parts is also important, as slight deviations in shape can make a big difference. For example, the shape of our grey cast iron funnel for Westomat is optimized for maximum flow rates, rapid filling and simpler cleaning.
While one product may look the same as another, the processes and materials used can vary significantly meaning that, for example, mechanical abrasion resistance levels are dramatically different. This may result in premature part failure and the need for further replacements ahead of budgeted maintenance schedules.