Since 2001, Lungmuß Feuerfest develops and sells taphole clays for non-ferrous and ferroalloy applications. Increased production requirements and new tapping equipment in many plants resulted in the demand for modern taphole clays. The company’s target has since been to supply clays for a wide range of tapping scenarios at submerged arc furnaces.

In close cooperation with the operators of the plants new taphole clay qualities have been developed. They ensure excellent taphole performance and a long lifetime of the refractory lining. Differences in tapping temperatures, tapping procedures and the equipment used for the opening and closing of the tapholes lead to the need for tailor-made taphole clays for each application and each furnace. They meet the highest standards for ecological taphole clays.

Currently Lungmuß Feuerfest offers taphole clays for following applications:
  • Ferronickel (FeNi)
  • Ferromanganese (FeMn)
  • Ferrosilicon (FeSi)
  • Silicon (Si)
  • Silicomanganese (SiMn)
  • Ferrochrome (FeCr)
  • Ferrotitanium (FeTi)
  • Titanium oxide (TiO2)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Calcium carbide (CaC2)
Lungmuß Feuerfest has developed a multitude of high-quality concretes for the numerous special applications of its customers. These have proven to offer long lifetimes, resulting in low specific costs.

Furthermore, Lungmuß Feuerfest offers:
  • Complete lining and drying service of ladles and runners on-site
  • Insulating and lining concepts to optimize the energy costs, the operational safety and the quality of the metal
  • Complete lining and drying service of ladles in the department of prefabricated parts

In order to ensure the ultimate use of prefabricated parts at the customer site, Lungmuß Feuerfest offers decades of experience and know-how. The engineering department generates technical concepts and develops optimized solutions for specific refractory applications. The main focus is the reduction of installation and drying times as well as the improvement of the refractory life.