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DGC’s Precast Division specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of a complete range of customised precast refractory shapes for several industries including non-ferrous metal smelting. 

The company’s non-ferrous industry precast refractory shapes have been successfully integrated into different specialty applications within non-ferrous smelter processes for many non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper, platinum, and nickel. The precast refractory shapes offer superior performance modular refractory lining solutions, enabling longer service lives, faster installation, shortened repair times, and lower porosities.

Precast Refractory Shapes
Precast Refractory Shapes


The company’s range of common precast refractory shapes that have been developed for the non-ferrous industry include the following:

  • Launders

  • Ladles

  • Sinter hoods

  • Shaft kilns

  • Burners / nozzles

  • Feed chutes

  • Combustion chambers

  • Electric arc furnace roofs

  • Electrode guides

  • Sinker bricks

  • Dampers

Precast Refractory Shapes


The precast refractory shapes are manufactured off the client’s site, under controlled conditions, dried-out in purpose built production facilities under stringent quality control systems, ensuring the manufacture of accurate moulds and subsequent casting of the special shapes to ensure an enhanced product service life. Precast refractory shapes offer the added benefits of ease of installation and shortened repair times.

The general precast refractory production process comprises the following major stages:

  • Design & engineering

  • Mould design & cutting

  • Mixing, casting, curing & drying

  • Delivery

  • Modular installation

Precast Refractory Shapes


DGC’s precast business was established in 1986 and has more than 30 years of experience as a leader in the design and manufacture of customized precast refractory shapes. 

With world-class production facilities, combined with license agreements in engineering and design technology, the company can manufacture a wide range of precast shapes for various applications. Some of the facilities are described below:

  • 3D parametric computer modeling software

  • Polystyrene cutting & mould design technology

  • High-intensity paddle mixers

  • Vibrating tables

  • Furnaces for drying at up to 1 000'C

  • Overhead cranage to lift even large precast refractory shapes

  • Reliable & efficient services

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