Our range of K-CAST BKR, BCR and CSR products are manufactured from mixing a dry blend of three main materials. This hardwearing material is attributed to the selection of fine angular grains of bauxite and silicon carbide aggregate, which are no greater than 5mm in size having been screened to ensure conformity of product. These materials are blended with both alumina sulphate cement and micro silica powder, which being a bi product of the silicon processing industry, gives the product its ultra dense structure resulting in an extremely hard wearing compound. K-CAST is supplied in dry powder form in 25kg bags where mixing with controlled amount of water initiates a chemical reaction that after a strict mixing process results in a homogenous paste that can either be gravity cast into a mould or pattern, trowelled onto an expanded steel mesh substrate to the desired thickness using standard masonry tools or sprayed onto varying positions.
There are many uses for our K-CAST range of materials, we however specialising in the fight against plant and component degradation use the product to enhance the life of capital equipment.
With its main characteristics being abrasion, heat and thermal shock resistance, the applications tend to lean towards plant and equipment that have all of these factors apparent. Equipment used to handle bulk solid materials in either pneumatic or hydraulic states of conveyance benefit from being protected with K-CAST systems.
Forms of supply
As the material is supplied in a powder form and can be applied be trowel or casting, then the only limit of supply is based upon the limit on complexity of manufacture of moulds and patterns. The only restriction on this process of manufacture is the minimum wall thickness recommended, with it being no less than 15mm to ensure structural integrity.
This material can either be applied by casting into a prepared mould, trowelling the paste onto a substrate or sprayed onto an expanded steel mesh attached by either mechanical fixings or a welded process. It can be supplied with either stainless, mild steel or fibre needles (dependant on maximum temperature of plant process) to assist the bond strength of the different minerals used in its make up. Occasionally, the use of pneumatic vibrators or pokers are used to encourage flow in difficult patterns, which results in an blemish free substrate when the moulds or patterns are stripped down after the K-CAST has cured.
As with most wear resistant materials the success of the system often depends on the quality and accuracy of the installation. We recommend consultation takes place with one of our qualified engineers in order to assess the suitability of choosing our K-CAST material for particular applications. If need be Kingfisher can carry out the installation using its own fully trained work force or supervise your own employees.
- Supplied in a dry powder form
- Can be cast, trowelled or spray applied
- Offers good abrasion resistance
- Offers constant performance at elevated temperatures
Typical list of applications
- Gas scrubbers