Pilkington-Rossford-Plant

ARC Completes Major Rebuild for Pilkington, North America

Allstates Refractory Contractors is proud to announce the completion of a major rebuild at Pilkington, North America located in Rossford, Ohio.

The multi-million dollar project began in June 2016 and ended with the completion and startup of an oxy-fuel fired float furnace with a capacity of 450 tons per day.

At the outset, ARC faced unforeseen challenges ...

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Case in Point: Retro Furnace Repair

When data was missing, experience paid off on this retro furnace repair.

When a hammer forge customer needed quick, turnkey repair of a vintage 1940s rotary hearth forge preheat furnace that feeds the largest hammer in their facility, they brought in the experts at Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC.

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Maintenance Tip: Upgrading Line Frequency

is your coreless induction furnace on the right frequency?

For decades, fixed line high frequency was the chosen method for harnessing enough electrical power for large coreless induction furnaces. It’s been discovered, though, that fixed line high frequency systems can cause a reduction in refractory life, plus they can create some gas pickup in the molten metal.

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