As the largest refractory contractor in North America, JT THORPE has provided solutions to the steel industry for over 100 years. JT THORPE’s focus is on safety, quality, reliability, project management, engineering and adding value to our customers business. Our services include capital construction, maintenance, shutdown and outages, major rebuilds and major repairs.
Whether in an integrated mill or mini-mill, JT THORPE has the ability to perform all refractory services including brick, shotcrete, gunite, castable, ceramic fiber, plastic, hot gunning, anchor welding, grouting, ceramic welding, Brokk demolition, pre-cast shape fabrication and installation, refractory design and refractory engineering.
Basic Oxygen Furnace Shops
JT THORPE performs refractory maintenance and services on all major equipment within and around the BOF shop. JT THORPE has experience with the following equipment:
- Iron mixer (brick, shotcrete or castable linings)
- Iron ladle
- Basic oxygen furnace
- Steel ladle
- Degasser vessel
JT THORPE refractory services include bricking, anchor welding, gunite, shotcrete, pump casting, ramming, refractory lining design and engineering.
Electric Arc Furnace
JT THORPE performs new construction, repairs and rebuilds of both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electric arc furnaces throughout the United States. JT THORPE refractory services include bricking, anchor welding, gunite, shotcrete, pump casting, ramming, refractory lining design and engineering. Whether your need is for a full reline or a shotcrete repair, your local JT THORPE office has you covered.
Coke Oven Batteries
JT THORPE performs work on traditional coke batteries (byproduct coke making ovens) and heat recovery coke batteries. Our work includes:
- Traditional Coke Battery
- End flues
- Thru walls
- Ceramic welding
- Hot gunning
- Heat Recovery Coke Battery
- Rebricking including tunnels, flues, downcomers, uptakes, arches/roof, and side/endwalls
- Gunite and hot gunning
- Ceramic welding
- Jamb and lintel repair/replacement
- Floor repair/replacement
Direct-Reduced Iron and Hot-Briquetted Iron Plants
JT THORPE performs maintenance and new construction for Direct-Reduced Iron and Hot-Briquetted Iron pellet plants. This includes design and engineering of refractory and external insulation, supply and installation of refractory materials, insulation, and scaffolding, maintenance/outage repairs, and major rebuilds. JT THORPE refractory services include bricking, anchor welding, gunite, shotcrete, pump casting, and ramming.
Blast Furnaces & Stoves
JT THORPE performs maintenance and major rebuilds of blast furnaces and stoves. This work includes:
- Blast furnace refractory repairs by bricking, shotcreting, gunite, grouting, and anchor welding including the following equipment:
- Cast house repairs
- Ceramic burner repairs
- Tap hole repairs
- Stove refractory repair and relines:
- Bricking – ring wall, division wall, dome, and burner
- Checkers installation
Reheat, Rotary, Annealing, Tempering, Walking Beam & Tunnel Furnaces
JT THORPE performs maintenance and new construction for reheat, rotary, annealing, tempering, walking beam & tunnel furnaces. This includes refractory lining design and engineering, supply and installation, and the following services:
- Bricking, gunite, shotcrete, castable, plastic ramming, ceramic fiber, anchor welding
- Skid pipe refractory lining including shape installation
- Refractory demolition including use of Brokks
- Scaffold and external insulation
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