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1. (WO2004033976) FURNACE BINDING AND ADJUSTMENT SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/033976    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2003/001528
Publication Date: Apr 22, 2004 International Filing Date: Oct 2, 2003
IPC: F27B 3/10
F27B 3/16
Applicants: HATCH LTD.
MCCAFFREY, Felim, P.
JOINER, Keith, Edward
VEENSTRA, Robert, J.
Inventors: MCCAFFREY, Felim, P.
JOINER, Keith, Edward
VEENSTRA, Robert, J.
Title: FURNACE BINDING AND ADJUSTMENT SYSTEMS
Abstract:
A furnace binding and adjustment system for maintaining a refractory furnace hearth under compression utilizes a plurality of buckstays connected at their upper and lower ends by tie members. A fluid-pressurized tensioning device, preferably a hydraulics device, is provided at the ends of at least some of the tie members to permit some relative movement between the tie member end and the buckstay to permit adjustment of compressive forces applied to the refractory hearth. The use of multiple hydraulic devices permits simultaneous activation of the tensioning devices, and also permits the hydraulic pressure in the cylinders to be accurately adjusted and monitored from a remote location.