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THE 3D Refractory Anchor for Pipe Linings: The CVC

November 2016

Our newest 3D refractory anchor is called CVC (Corrugated V-Anchor Curved) and has many benefits over the older types of 3D anchors. The first major improvement over the older 3D models is on the issue of durability. Our CVC will increase the durability of your whole installation due to the complete redesign of the conventional 3D anchor. Field test results have shown that this new configuration of legs have improved the refractory retention and reduced the parallel abrasion characteristics seen with the older 3D models. The larger angle in addition to the curvature of the legs were SILICON's solutions to battle the common problem of "Parallel Abrasion" (PA).

Understanding refractory anchors and what they need to achieve is what differentiates SILICON from other suppliers. As welders and metallurgists with a passion for refractories, we know the problems that customers face on job sites and so we engineer products with the end-user in mind. Even though P.A. has been a consistent problem, it hasn't been solved by anyone up until now.

Another big solution for our customers is the fact that the installation has become much more efficient for welders. Because of our welding accessory design, welders can remove the gun much easier - no more wiggling or shaking the gun to get it released from the refractory anchor.

Furthermore we have designed special ferrules for the installation of this anchor. A ferrule that fits snug for all kinds of pipe linings, this will assist in weld consistency and you can count on the same quality being applied in your whole construction. The space between pipe is sometimes so narrow that special chucks/anchor holders are needed. Well, we engineer and create them ourselves to offer you a complete package: refractory anchors, quality ferrules, tailor-made chucks and the list goes on. Using the SILICON Rapid Arc (Stud) Welding technology ensures a complete high-quality and reliable installation with 100% fully documented welding statistics for Quality Assurance. So why not rent our Rapid Arc (Stud)Welding machines?

Besides the technological and commercial benefits of the CVC system, the quantities of refractory anchors per square meter may in certain cases be reduced offering even faster installation times and superior quality.

If you're interested in our CVC refractory anchors, you can contact SILICON for your pipe wall designs (not for the German market). You can give us your pipe diameter, center distance between pipes and lining height and we will supply you with a free drawing that includes full spacing, anchor codes and competitive pricing.