Burning out the refractory mold
Taylor Energy is managing the design and construction of an integrated Gasification/Reforming system used to convert biomass and other carbon resources into synthesis gases. The system is constructed employing an outer steel shells with two internal layers of refractory lining; one that provides insulation, and the other provides the hard-face with the properties suited to contain the thermal chemical processes.
The Gasifier and the Reformer are constructed in sections that bolt together in modular fashion. The video below shows cardboard liners being removed — after casting the insulating layer of refractory cement. Twenty-two sections were cast in all; performed twice on each section to form two layers. The final system weight is 40,000 pounds, including steel and two layers of refractory cement.