Gigantic production facility for Russia’s brick and tile industry – pure state-of-the-art technology

The dimensions of the expansive production facility at the OOO Gazstroy brickworks in Rjabovo, not to mention its implemented level of technology, stand as a milestone both for the Russian brick and tile industry and for Händle. This plant portrayal describes the preparation and shaping plant plus control technology for production lines A (for backing bricks) and B (for facing bricks and clay pavers). The plant consists of two production lines, each essentially independent of the other.

1 Raw materials

The employed brick clay is highly plastic, fine-grained and shortened with sand. The working body for the backing bricks is porosity-enhanced with sawdust, and products requiring low apparent density are mixed with styrene in order to limit the amount of carbon introduced with the sawdust. The use of such alternative pore-forming agents as peat is also provided for. A fat, refractory amending clay is added to the nonporous working body for the clay pavers and facing bricks in order to enhance its refractoriness under load. Of course, diverse other additives also can be...

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