Lyons, Colorado

Southdown Cement contracted Western Refractory to make major modifications to the combustion chamber of their preheater, including the demolition of 20 ft of the cone section refractory.  After adding 20 ft of vertical riser to the combustion chamber, a new anchor system, forms, and castable refractory were installed.  Work in the cooler area included the demolition of the steel and refractory of the tertiary air take off and ‘bullnose’ areas.  New steel air-cooled beams were installed for the support as well as new castable refractory.  The refractory installation consisted of a total 793.8 t of refractory.