Iron & Steel Solutions

Facilities and Expertise To Help All Your Iron & Steel Needs

RENO Refractories, Inc. is uniquely positioned to provide value to the integrated steel industry.  Our team of coke/iron/steel producing refractory experts combine significant and meaningful years of industry experience.  With diverse backgrounds including both refractory applications and steel mill operational experience, we have the capacity to evaluate all aspects of your operation and recommend the safest, most cost-effective refractory systems available.  Our product offering spans conventional bonding systems (cement/low cement/ultra-low cement) up to and including specific RENO Refractory Nano-Bond systems (both sol gel and our novel Electrolyte-bond technology) to provide the highest performing refractory systems available. We specialize in unique offerings such as blast furnace taphole clay, cement-free sol gel bonded gunite, and cement-free precast technology.  Let our experts work with you to develop a world class refractory program.

Iron & Steel Products

We handle iron & steel services in a number of ways at RENO Refractories, Inc. Below is a gallery showcasing some of the materials we handle and the capabilities of our production line.

Iron and Slag Skimmers applications

Skimmer Blocks applications

Blast Furnace Taphole Clay

Envirostop ASC 5513 H
Anhydrous blast furnace taphole clay designed for the small to medium-sized single or multiple taphole furnaces producing 4000-6000 tons per day. The product has a unique multi-bonding system that forms a composite bond at high temperatures, thus allowing for increased taphole lengths. This product does not contain coal tar pitch.

Envirostop ASC 4625 H
Anhydrous blast furnace taphole clay designed for the very large, high production, multi–taphole furnaces. This product contains a blend of silicon carbide and antioxidants that allows for reduced hole erosion from very aggressive slags. This product does not contain coal tar pitch.

Kleen Kast
A resin-bonded, taphole closure material designed for multi or single taphole blast furnaces. This product has a high carbon content allowing for longer taphole lengths coupled with a reinforced bond system with additives to achieve extended cast times. Designed to combat environmental concerns, this product’s emissions will be much cleaner and less than what is seen from conventional coal tar and petroleum bonded systems. The product is packaged in 3000 pound pallet boxes with individually wrapped slugs of material. Kleen Kast is available in formulations that will work from the small single taphole furnaces to the large multi high production taphole furnaces.

Reno Water Based Clay
A highly pliable silica based, heat setting plastic designed for general maintenance of blast furnace runners, skimmers, and tuyeres.

Blast Furnace Main Trough/Slag Trough/Iron Runner

Jet Cast NC SiC
High alumina, silicon carbide no cement material designed to be installed by pumping or shotcreting. Jet Cast NC SiC has high density, low porosity, high hot strength, and rapid dry out characteristics. These features make this product an excellent candidate for Blast Furnace Trough Applications. Jet Cast NC SiC rated extremely high in testing by major US Steel companies.  

Electropump Petra 16 SiC
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by casting behind forms. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required. Recommended for the main trough on cold installations.

Electroshot Petra 16 SiC
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by the shotcrete process. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required. Recommended for installation for the main trough on hot installations as well as iron and slag runner applications.

Reno Jet Cast NC 6044
High Alumina, Silicon-Carbide, no-cement material designed to be installed by shotcreting or pumping into a blast furnace trough and slag/iron runner. Characteristics are high density, low porosity, and rapid dry-out with excellent resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation. 

Electropump 310 SiC
A fused alumina castable with silicon carbide additions designed to be installed by the vibration casting. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required. An ideal choice for installing in a blast furnace iron runner.

Electroshot 22 SiC
High Alumina, silicon-carbide, no-cement castable with high density, low porosity, high hot strength, and rapid dry out characteristics. Electroshot 22 SiC was designed for Blast Furnace Trough Applications i.e. Main Troughs and Slag and Iron Runners. This product based on its excellent features has great resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation. This product tested very well by US Steel companies for Blast Furnace Applications.

Blast Furnace Sands

RENO Blak Gate Sand
A graphitic sand designed for use in Blast Furnace Troughs. The material is designed for rapid dry-outs and installation by shovel tamping.

Blast Furnace Trough Maintenance

Reno NC Hot Gun 6044
High Alumina, Silicon-Carbide, no-cement material designed to be installed by gunning onto a hot blast furnace trough, slag runner or taphole face. Characteristics are high density, low porosity, and rapid dry-out with excellent resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation. The material is shipped dry with the accelerator included within the dry material. Colloidal binder is added at the nozzle and the end result is excellent adherence to spent and hot refractory surfaces. 

Electroshot Petra 16 SiC
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by the shotcrete process. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required

Torpedo Hot Face Shotcrete/Normal Transport

Electroshot 70
Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance, this mullite-based, no cement castable is designed to be installed by the shotcrete process. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make Electroshot 70 an upgraded choice for Torpedo Ladle Hot Faces.

Reno Jet Cast 66
High Alumina, low porosity, low cement castable developed for shotcreting torpedo lades. This product has high hot strength and positive expansion at elevated temperatures making it an ideal choice against slag and metal attack. 

Jet Cast NC 67
High Alumina no cement refractory monolith designed to be installed by pumping or shotcreting. Features of Jet Cast NC 67 include quick installation and dry-out, high hot strength, excellent thermal s

hock resistance and better heat storage than comparable low cement water based monoliths. 

Torpedo Hot Face Shotcrete/De-Sulph & Transport

Electroshot Petra 808
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by shotcreting. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Electroshot Petra 16 SiC A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by the shotcrete process. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The prop

erties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Reno Jet Cast NC 6059
High Alumina – Silicon Carbide no cement castable. Features of Jet Cast NC 6059 are high density, low porosity, high hot strengths at elevated temperatures and excellent resistance to metal and slag, abrasion and oxidation.

De-Sulfurization Ladle — Floor and Barrel

Electropump Petra 808
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by pumping.  Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Electropump 310 SiC
A fused alumina castable with silicon carbide additions designed to be installed by the vibration casting. Based on Reno’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Reno NC 810
High Density, low porosity , high hot strength Alumina – Silicon Carbide, no-cement castable. Benefits of RENO NC 810 include excellent resistance to iron and slag, thermal shock and oxidation.

De-Sulfurization Ladle — Top & Spout

Electroshot 70
Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance, this mullite-based, no cement castable is designed to be installed by the shotcrete process. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make Electroshot 70 an ideal choice for applications in De-Sulfurization Laldes.

Reno Jet Cast 66
High Alumina, low porosity, low cement castable with high hot strength and positive expansion at elevated temperatures making it an ideal choice against slag and metal attack.

Hot Strip Mill Pusher Furnace applications

Re-Heat Furnace Extractors

Electrocast 86
High Alumina, bauxite based monolithic designed to be installed by vibration casting behind forms. This product is based on Reno’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond system. Micro porosity of the bond phase results in the reduction of reactivity of corrosive vapors. Electrocast 86 features high hot strength, abrasion resistance, and low porosity making it an excellent upgrade to combat penetration and reaction with molten metals, slags and vapors.

Reno NC 90 AR
High Alumina no cement castable featuring high hot strength, low porosity, and high density. Benefits include ease of installation, rapid dry-out, and excellent thermal shock resistance.

Re-Heat Furnace Hearth Hot Face

Reno Cast SP-92
Volume stable, low cement castable containing high-alumina magnesia spinel mineralogy. RENO SP-92 was designed to be installed by vibra casting or pumping. High refractoriness, excellent hot strength and resistance to molten steel, iron oxide scale and iron are a few of its unique characteristics. RENO Cast SP-92 has achieved record hearth tonnages in hot strip applications throughout the world.

Hot Strip Mill Pusher Furnace applications

Super Duty 9″x4½”x2½” STS
Reno Brick PR-23 IFB
1″ HD Board
2″ 1900 ̊ Board
2″ Wool (Compressed to 1″)

Re-Heat Furnace Sub-Hearth

Reno Pump 50 LC
A 50% alumina, low cement castable designed to be cast, pumped or shotcreted into place. RENO Pump 50 LC has low iron content, volume stability, and excellent strength and abrasion resistance.

Re-Heat Furnace Side Walls

Jet Cast NC 50
High Alumina, no cement material with excellent resistance to thermal shock and abrasion. It is designed to be easily installed by pumping, casting, and shotcreting. High density, low porosity, high hot strength and quick dry-out are key characteristics.

Reno Jet Cast 66
High Alumina, low porosity, low cement castable developed for shotcreting. This product has high hot strength and positive expansion at elevated temperatures.

Re-Heat Furnace Roof Hot Face/Insulation/Bull Nose

ASAP Cast 70 LC
High Alumina, mullite based, ultra low cement castable that can be rapidly dried out. It demonstrates high hot strengths and density to resist abrasion, chemical attack and erosion at elevated temperatures. It’s low porosity reduces penetration and reaction by chemical attack. An ideal choice for the hot face roof of reheat furnaces. ASAP Cast 70 LC can be installed by pumping, shotcreting or casting.

Reno Plastic 70 AS
Air setting, high alumina plastic with excellent resistance to thermal and mechanical shock. An alternative for use where conditions are too severe for super duty plastics. Excellent selection for reheat furnace bull noses.

Reno Lite Gun 40
A strong, lightweight insulating gun mix demonstrating low thermal conductivity, excellent heat storage and minimal rebounds.

Iron Tilting Trough and Slag Skimmer

Electrocast Petra 808
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by casting or pumping. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Electropump 310 SiC
A fused alumina castable with silicon carbide additions designed to be installed by the vibration casting. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Reno NC 810
High Density, low porosity , high hot strength Alumina – Silicon Carbide, no-cement castable. Benefits of RENO NC 810 include excellent resistance to iron and slag, thermal shock and oxidation.

Iron and Slag Runner/End Spout applications

Skimmer Blocks applications

Tundish Safety Lining

Electroshot 70
Electroshot 70 is based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte. The properties of rapid dry-out, high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this mullite bonded no-cement product an excellent choice for tundish safety linings. An added benefit of Electroshot 70 is the micro porosity of the bond phase resulting in greatly reduced reactivity to corrosive vapors. 

Reno NC 70
High Alumina, no cement material with high hot strength and excellent resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock. It is designed to be easily installed by vibra casting and can be dried out quicker than cement based monoliths.

Pre-Cast Tundish Covers

Electrocast 86
High Alumina, bauxite based monolithic designed to be installed by vibration casting. This product is based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond system. Micro porosity of the bond phase results in the reduction of reactivity of corrosive vapors. Electrocast 86 features high hot strength, abrasion resistance, and low porosity making it an excellent upgrade to combat penetration and reaction with molten metals, slags, and vapors. An addition of 4% HCA fibers enhances overall performance by increasing thermal shock resistance and tensile strength of the Electrocast 86.

Slag Skimming Tools

Reno Electrocast 75 SiC
A silicon-carbide based, ceramic coating with high density, micro porosity, low permeability and non-wetting characteristics. This coating is based on RENO’s proprietary electro chemical bond featuring a nano-fluid electrolyte for ultimate performance. Electrocoat 75 SiC can be applied by spray or brush after mixing with the electrolyte. Excellent resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation.

Slag Pot Coating

Reno Blak Ice No. 2
A high carbon wash material in a wet, ready to spray form. The grain sizing and graphite content gives this material the ability to resist iron and slag penetration. Primary purpose of the Blak Ice No 2 is for coating large slag pots where iron and slag tend to build up. This product allows easy removal of the slag from the slag pots or existing refractory surfaces. RENO ships Blak Ice No 2 bulk in tanker trucks whereby it is off loaded at major steel producers where it is then applied through a spray station on large slag pots.

Blast Furnace Bosch

Electroshot Petra 16 SiC
A high alumina silicon-carbide, no-cement castable to be installed by the shotcrete process. Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make this product an ideal choice in applications where extreme resistance to iron, slag, thermal shock and oxidation are required.

Reno Jet Cast NC 6044
High Alumina, Silicon Carbide, no-cement material designed to be installed by pumping and/or shotcreting. Features include high density, low porosity, and high hot strength. These properties coupled with a rapid dry-out make it an excellent choice for erosive conditions, thermal shock and oxidation.

Blast Furnace Upper Stack

Jet Cast NC 70
High Alumina, no-cement castable designed to be installed by shotcreting. Ease of installation, rapid dry-out, and high hot strength are key features of this product with an end result of high thermal shock resistance and resistance to iron oxide penetration.

Electroshot 1170
Based on RENO’s proprietary Electro Chemical bond, a nano-fluid electrolyte for maximum performance, this mullite-based, no cement castable is designed to be installed by the shotcrete process. The properties of high hot strength, abrasion resistance, low porosity, and low permeability make Electroshot 70 meet all the criteria for blast furnace upper stacks.

Blast Furnace Down Comer/Blow Pipes

Reno Jet Cast NC 90
High Alumina no cement material with excellent resistance to alkali attack, iron oxide reaction and penetration, thermal shock and abrasion. Ease of installation, rapid dry-out, high hot strength, low porosity, high density, and excellent thermal shock resistance are Jet Cast NC 90’s unique properties.

Coke Oven Prodcuts

Area Product
TopCo Top Cast
Oven SealCOKE OVEN DUST
Lid Seal RENO Seal Tite
Ascension Pipe, Gooseneck, & Standpipe ASAP Cast 50 LC MC, ASAP Cast 60 LC
RiserMO Super 3 Grout
EndflueFused Silica Press Shapes
ParapetRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Walls Fused Silica Press Shapes
FloorMO Super 3 Grout
Door Jamb ASAP Cast 50 LC, RENO Furnace Patch
Door SealCoke Oven Spray Wet
Bench RENO Floor Cast
General Repair RENO Gun 28F
MO Super 3 Grout
MO Super 3
RENO PL SUPER AS
RENO PL 60 AS
RENO Plastic 70 AS
Coat it AL
1" Ceramic Fiber Blanket 6# and 8#
Vimasco 760 Glue
GoldCloth
Rope

Limited Technical Data

Products and Applications Include  
Blast Furnace Blow Pipes RENO SF 90 LC
BoschRENO Jet Cast NC 90 SiC (90% silicon carbide)
Lower StackElectroShot Petra 16 SiC
Main Trough Back UpRENO NC 90 SiC
Main Trough Hot Face Castable RENO ElectroPump 16 SiC
Hot Face Shot-CreteRENO ElectroShot 1116 SiC
Hot Face Repair "Hot"RENO NC Hot Gun 6044
Pre-Cast Slag SkimmerElectroCast 10 SiC
Pre-Cast Iron End-SproutElectroCast 10 SiC
Iront Tilting TroughElectroCast 10 SiC
Slag RunnerRENO ElectroPump 22 SiC
Tap Hole ClosureRENO Envirostop ASC 5513 H3
RENO Envirostop ASC 5022 H3
Envirostop ASC - 4625H
Kleen Kast
Tap Hole Face RepairRENO NC Hot Gun 6044
Slag PotsRENO Black Ice 2
Torpedo Cars RENO Gun 28
RENO Jet Cast 66
RENO Electrocast Petra 70
RENO ElectroShot Petra 10 SiC
Basic Oxygen Furnace
De-sulphurization LadleFloor and Lower Wall: RENO ElectroPump Petra 10 SiC
Upper Walls and Spout: RENO ElectroShot Petra 70
Slagging ToolsRENO ElectroCoat 75 SiC
Steel LadlesSafety Lining: RENO ElectroPump 86
Top Ring: RENO ElectroCast Petra 70
LMFRoof Delta: RENO ElectroCast 86
De Gas HoodsWater Panels: RENO NC 908
CasterTundish Safety: RENO NC 70
Tundish Slag Line: RENO NC 908
Tundish Cover: RENO ElectroCast 86
Rollung Mill Pusher-FurnaceHearth: RENO SP 92
Sub Hearth: RENO Pump Cast 50 LC
Side Walls: RENO Jet Cast 66/NC Gun 60
Roof: Jet Cast NC 67
Insulation: RENO Lite Gun 40
Coke
TopRENO Floor Cast
Oven Seal RENO Coke Oven Dust
Lid SealRENO Lid Seal
Ascension Pipe and Goose Neck/Stand PipeASAP Cast LC MC
RENO ASAP Cast 60 LC
RiserMO Super 3 Grout
End FlueRENO Fused Silica Pressed Shapes by SPI
ParapetRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Walls RENO Fused Silica Pressed Shapes by SPI
FloorMO Super 3 Grout
Door JambASAP Cast 50 LC MC
RENO NC Hot Gun FS
Door PlugRENO NC 50 Coarse
RENO ElectroCast Sil 99
Door SealRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Bench RENO Floor Cast
General Repairs RENO Gun 28 F
MO Super 3

Integrated Steel

Coke Oven Prodcuts

Area Product
TopCo Top Cast
Oven SealCOKE OVEN DUST
Lid Seal RENO Seal Tite
Ascension Pipe, Gooseneck, & Standpipe ASAP Cast 50 LC MC, ASAP Cast 60 LC
RiserMO Super 3 Grout
EndflueFused Silica Press Shapes
ParapetRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Walls Fused Silica Press Shapes
FloorMO Super 3 Grout
Door Jamb ASAP Cast 50 LC, RENO Furnace Patch
Door SealCoke Oven Spray Wet
Bench RENO Floor Cast
General Repair RENO Gun 28F
MO Super 3 Grout
MO Super 3
RENO PL SUPER AS
RENO PL 60 AS
RENO Plastic 70 AS
Coat it AL
1" Ceramic Fiber Blanket 6# and 8#
Vimasco 760 Glue
GoldCloth
Rope

Limited Technical Data

Products and Applications Include  
Blast Furnace Blow Pipes RENO SF 90 LC
BoschRENO Jet Cast NC 90 SiC (90% silicon carbide)
Lower StackElectroShot Petra 16 SiC
Main Trough Back UpRENO NC 90 SiC
Main Trough Hot Face Castable RENO ElectroPump 16 SiC
Hot Face Shot-CreteRENO ElectroShot 1116 SiC
Hot Face Repair "Hot"RENO NC Hot Gun 6044
Pre-Cast Slag SkimmerElectroCast 10 SiC
Pre-Cast Iron End-SproutElectroCast 10 SiC
Iront Tilting TroughElectroCast 10 SiC
Slag RunnerRENO ElectroPump 22 SiC
Tap Hole ClosureRENO Envirostop ASC 5513 H3
RENO Envirostop ASC 5022 H3
Envirostop ASC - 4625H
Kleen Kast
Tap Hole Face RepairRENO NC Hot Gun 6044
Slag PotsRENO Black Ice 2
Torpedo Cars RENO Gun 28
RENO Jet Cast 66
RENO Electrocast Petra 70
RENO ElectroShot Petra 10 SiC
Basic Oxygen Furnace
De-sulphurization LadleFloor and Lower Wall: RENO ElectroPump Petra 10 SiC
Upper Walls and Spout: RENO ElectroShot Petra 70
Slagging ToolsRENO ElectroCoat 75 SiC
Steel LadlesSafety Lining: RENO ElectroPump 86
Top Ring: RENO ElectroCast Petra 70
LMFRoof Delta: RENO ElectroCast 86
De Gas HoodsWater Panels: RENO NC 908
CasterTundish Safety: RENO NC 70
Tundish Slag Line: RENO NC 908
Tundish Cover: RENO ElectroCast 86
Rollung Mill Pusher-FurnaceHearth: RENO SP 92
Sub Hearth: RENO Pump Cast 50 LC
Side Walls: RENO Jet Cast 66/NC Gun 60
Roof: Jet Cast NC 67
Insulation: RENO Lite Gun 40
Coke
TopRENO Floor Cast
Oven Seal RENO Coke Oven Dust
Lid SealRENO Lid Seal
Ascension Pipe and Goose Neck/Stand PipeASAP Cast LC MC
RENO ASAP Cast 60 LC
RiserMO Super 3 Grout
End FlueRENO Fused Silica Pressed Shapes by SPI
ParapetRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Walls RENO Fused Silica Pressed Shapes by SPI
FloorMO Super 3 Grout
Door JambASAP Cast 50 LC MC
RENO NC Hot Gun FS
Door PlugRENO NC 50 Coarse
RENO ElectroCast Sil 99
Door SealRENO Coke Oven Spray Wet
Bench RENO Floor Cast
General Repairs RENO Gun 28 F
MO Super 3

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