Standards for incoming Raw Materials
RENO Refractories, Inc. employs strict internal quality standards and procedures based on all applicable ASTM standards. These procedures ensure that the products we supply to our customers are of the highest quality and consistency. All raw materials are put through strenuous evaluation before use including evaluation of size, pH, electrical conductivity, magnetic iron, density/porosity, bulk specific gravity, and moisture content. Test batches are also constructed to ensure compatibility with existing raw materials and binder systems. Results from testing are recorded in a digital WINSPC database and physical copies of test records are retained based on raw material supplier and lot number.
Quality Control Assurance
All castable and gun products are checked under controlled laboratory conditions to ensure that the product can be installed in accordance within our recommended specifications. They are evaluated for density, flowability, moisture, working time, set time, and pumpability where applicable. Material is also sampled for finished product sizing and representative samples are retained for a limited period.
Plastic and Ram products are tested during production for density, workability, and moisture. Mortar products are tested during production for penetration resistance, viscosity and moisture content. Results from testing are recorded in a digital WINSPC database and physical copies of test records are retained based on the manufacturing date and batch number. Additional testing and analysis can be performed as needed. Certification of analysis on finished products is available by request.