Leon P. Mottet - Medina OH
Charles M. Zvosec - Lorain OH
Stephen D. Cherico - North Royalton OH
Alexandre Zivkovic - Uccle,
Guy van Marcke de Lummen - Ottignies,
Jean Moreau - Charleroi,
Pierre Robyn - Nivelles,
In ceramic welding processes, oxidising gas and a mixture of refractory and fuel powders are projected against a surface and the fuel is burnt to generate sufficient heat that the refractory powder becomes at least partially melted or softened and a cohesive refractory mass is progressively built up against that surface. In order to reduce any tendency for the weld mass to include a low-grade refractory phase and thus promote the refractoriness of that weld mass, the fuel powder is present in a proportion of not more than 15% by weight of the total mixture and includes at least two metals selected from aluminium, magnesium, chromium and zirconium, and in that at least the major part by weight of the refractory powder consists of one or more of magnesia, alumina and chromic oxide, and in that the molar proportions of silica and calcium oxide present in the refractory powder (if any) satisfy the following expression: molar concentration of SiO. sub. 2 in %. ltoreq. 2+molar concentration of CaO in %.