CUMIFRAC A24 (Silicon Carbide Rrefractories)

Silicon Carbide Refractories (CUMIFRAC A24) are produced from silicon carbide, a raw material synthesized in a resistance-type electric furnace at temperature exceeding 2500°C, through the reaction of silica with carbon. They have a thermal conductivity 10 times that of fireclay refractories, good corrosion and thermal shock resistance, and can be formed into complex shapes. They can withstand attack and flame erosion. This makes CUMIFRAC unusual even among advanced refractories and has given it wide uses.

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  • H.T. Insulators / Ceramics
  • Sanitaryware
  • Ferro Alloys
  • Foundries, Forge Plants, Powder metallurgy


  • Extremely high thermal conductivity
  • Very high hot strength
  • High erosion and abrasion resistance
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Chemical inertness


  • Kiln furniture
  • Muffles and chamber fronts
  • Taphole linings
  • Heat treatment furnace hearth


PropertiesUNITLimit ValueTypical Value
Maximum Hot Face Temperature°C15501550
Bulk Densitygm/cc2.50 min.2.55
Apparent Porosity%14.0 max.11.0
Cold Crushing StrengthKg/cm2750 min.900
Modulus of Rupture   
At Room TemperatureKg/cm2175 min.210
At 1250°CKg/cm2200 min.225
Thermal Conductivity At 1000°C Hot Face TemperatureW/m°K15.0 min15.7
Chemical Analysis   
SiC%84.0 min.87.04
Fe2O3%0.95 max.0.56