Keeping industry moving.
The enormous temperatures required to produce steel cause tremendous stress to the materials used in blast furnaces and coke batteries. And they run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. That’s where refractory materials come in. They retain their strength at very high temperatures and ensure the safety and continuous operation of facilities. So it’s no surprise that 70% of refractory materials are consumed by the steel industry.
KAEFER specialises in minimising disruption to steel plants, oil & gas facilities, cement factories and power stations by partially shutting down targeted areas of a facility while refractory materials are applied, repaired and replaced. KAEFER uses innovative materials and processes to ensure that refractory continues to perform at its optimum, as any issues with linings could mean the complete stoppage of a facility.
In the steel industry in particular, this is not an option, as a plant needs to be running at extreme temperature constantly. Globally, we have worked on several large-scale projects where we used innovative technologies and processes to maintain and optimise coke batteries. Using complex thermal control, we switch off individual battery ovens, fit the necessary refractory materials and bracing systems that hold them and move on to the next one. This ensures the constant operation of the facility.
KAEFER is one of the few companies in the world that can do this and our expertise can extend the life of certain components by 10-15 years. All the while ensuring that your business keeps moving during the process.
- Maintenance and installation of refractory linings
- Molded and unmolded refractory materials
- Different methods of installation using the pneumatic projection system, shed, poured, vibrated, shotcrete, pumped, pounded and hand molded material, hot and cold
- Antacids and fire protection
- Refractory and antacids
- Cement bases & non-cement bases
- Metallic materials
Alcan Gove MaintenanceKAEFER was awarded the contract to provide ongoing maintenance services at the Site.
Cataby Minesite Tails StackersKAEFER was engaged to supply two tails stackers.
Coorow Horizontals RefurbishmentKAEFER was engaged by to undertake sealing works at the Storage Facility.
Dampier High Hang-up Overhead ProtectionThe project comprised the design, supply and installation of overhead protection from falling high hang up product.
Darwin LNG Dolphins RemediationKAEFER was engaged for remediation works to structural steel on berthing and mooring dolphins.
Darwin LNG MaintenanceKAEFER is engaged to provide multidisciplinary maintenance services across the site.
Esso Australia MaintenanceKAEFER was engaged for maintenance, campaign maintenance and shutdown services at offshore and onshore assets.
Geraldton Port – Berth 5 Shiploader Access StairwayKAEFER was engaged to undertake the replacement of the access stairway for the Berth 5 Shiploader.
Geraldton Port Maintenance WorksKAEFER was engaged for various structural integrity and maintenance works at the Geraldton Port.
Geraldton Receivals Gallery RefurbishmentKAEFER was engaged to refurbish the Receivals Conveyor Gallery.