Tongue and Groove Refractory Brick
Tongue & groove
refractory brick

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Refractory Brick Engineered for Mortar-free and Self-supporting Structures in High Temperature Cycling Environments

Refractory Brick are engineered to satisfy your specific insulating or melting requirements and deliver long-term service. Calcia or Yttria stabilized Zirconium Oxide pressed or tongue and groove bricks stand-up to temperatures of 2000°C and beyond. Compositions Markets served include: quartz and laser crystal growth, glass, refractory metals, carbon black and high temperature furnaces.

Refractory Brick - Tongue and Groove

Zircoa’s tongue and groove bricks are designed for the building of self-supporting structures. Their design and calcia or yttria stabilized zirconia composition makes them ideal for high temperature cycling* environments.

Using Zircoa’s tongue and groove brick eliminates line of sight radiation, and adds physical stability to the structure. Rings and circles, with an ID as small as 6" can be achieved. Applications include heat shields, furnace roofs and linings.

Ring Calculator - Our online calculator (www.zircoa.com/t&g.ring)can help you determine the quantity of Zircoa 2" high arch and straight tongue and groove bricks required to construct 6" to 72" diameter rings.

* Controlled heat-up and cool-down are important for long life.

Refractory Brick - Standard

Standard refractory brick
Standard refractory brick

Standard refractory bricks (left) are used primarily for custom high-temperature furnace linings, supports and heat shields. Zircoa’s standard bricks withstand operating temperatures greater than 2000°C (3630°F) with capacity to spare. Quartz melting and synthetic crystal growing are typical applications.

Specifications

MSDS for Refractory Brick

Follow the composition number links for the corresponding MSDS.Visit our Website (www.zircoa.com/msds) to download the MSDS for this product's compositions.

Heat Transfer of Pressed Brick (Composition 1651)

Dense Brick — 4.45 g/cm3 (278 lbs./ft.3)
Hot Face — 5 hours exposure at 1980°C (3600°F)
51 mm (2") 
Thick Brick
Hot Face Cold Face Cold Face Grog
No grog backup 1980°C (3600°F) 704°C (1300°F) — —
26mm (1")
grog backup
1980°C (3600°F) 1149°C (2100°F) 538°C (1000°F)
51mm (2")
grog backup
1980°C (3600°F) 1371°C (2500°F) 427°C (800°F)

Standard Zircoa Brick Sizes (Composition 1651, 1968, 2290 & 3004

Brick Dimensions (approximate)
25mm (12") straight 305 x 153 x 25mm (12" x 6" x 1")
19mm (3/4") split 305 x 153 x 19mm (12" x 6" x 3/4")
64mm (9") straight 230 x 114 x 64mm (9" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2")
51mm (2") split 230 x 114 x 51mm (9" x 4-1/2" x 2")
32mm (1-1/4") split 230 x 114 x 32mm (9" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/4")
19mm (3/4") split 230 x 114 x 19mm (9" x 4-1/2" x 3/4")
13mm (1/2") split 230 x 114 x 13mm (9" x 4-1/2" x 1/2")

Physical Properties of Various Zirconia Compositions

Composition 1968 1651 0872 0871 0890 2290 3004
Stabilizer CaO
(a)
CaO
(a)
CaO
(a)
CaO
(a)
Y2O3
(b)
Y2O3
(b)
MgO
(c)
Bulk Density (g/cm3) 3.3 4.2 4.1 3 4 4.5 4.6
Porosity (%) 35 25 30 40 29 23 16
Modulus of Rupture (psi) 450 2,400 1,100 800 1300 2400 3500
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
RT-1300°C (in/in/°C)
8.2 7.3 8 7.9 9.4 5.9 2.3
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-°K) 800°C 0.68 1.2 1.2 0.52 1 1.2 1.4

a. calcia    b. yttria    c. magnesia

Refractory Backup (Thermal Insulation)

Extend the life of your furnace, and maintain tighter control over your furnace temperatures with Zircoa’s pre-sintered grog refractory backup (www.zircoa.com/grog).