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 Soaking pits

Soaking pits are intended for storing hot steel blanks in order to align the temperature along the cross-section before they are supplied to the mill products.  

Blanks are installed on special metal bases.  

Our systems guarantee quick and easy installation, good heat insulation, and overall savings on power costs. The wide range of heat insulation materials allows us to perform successful repairs on soaking pits.  

The flat hearth lining is designed as multi-layered:

  • Calcium silicate slab CERABOARD SILICATE 1000, CERABOARD SILICATE 1100.
  • Insulation concretes of such brands as CERALIT LWCAST CR27060, CERALIT LWCAST CR40059, CERALIT CAST CL45134.
  • Working layer CERALIT CAST AL58007.

The pit wall lining is made of special heat insulation blocks CERAWOOL BLOCK from ceramic fiber. One may also use lightweight fire-clay grog and gunned castables. 

The lining of the pit roof is made of special heat insulation blocks CERAWOOL BLOCK from ceramic fiber. One may also use lightweight fire-clay grog and gunned castables.  

The gas duct lining, the recuperator, and the chimney stack are made of various lightweight gunned castables as well as the insulation of fire-clay grog concretes.