WE BELIEVE IN CONTINUOUS TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

CONSTANT INNOVATION

OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

ALFRAN is an active collaborator and recipient of national and European grants (Macro Programs, PROFIT, Re-industrialisation, CIEN, Interconecta, etc.) through the CDTI, Aicia, Ministry of Energy, Tourism, and the Digital Agenda, as well as being a member of SPIRE. As a result of this collaboration, it has its own patent (P2004-01008) for high-speed concrete spraying: The ALFRANJET® System.

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LINES OF RESEARCH

  • Improvement of energetic efficiency in equipments. Thermal isolation.
  • Engineering of complex systems.
  • Insulation of fluid lines.
  • Acoustic isolation.
  • Thermal transmission modeling.
  • Compatibility studies in “new environments”. Corrosion, wear, thermal and mechanical stress, etc …
  • Effect of the use in new raw materials (recycled material, new fuels …).
  • Development of new high performance refractory compositions.
  • Thermal cycle design.
  • Development, control and monitoring of heat treatment.

PUBLICATIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN SCI CONGRESSES

International project

Inter-company project

Individual project

1998
Low and ultra-low cement heat-resistant concrete for high-pressure spraying.
2000
Materials for monolithic coating in steel ladles and robotization of the installation.
2004
Monolithic heat-resistant materials for the energy and waste-removal sectors.
SILICERAM

2006
Design and profiling heat-resistant concrete that can withstand drastic changes in the quality of traditional fuels, as well as the introduction of organic and synthetic waste that could be used as energy sources in cement factory kilns.
2008
Development of new heat-resistant magnesia concrete with “in situ” spinel formation.
2010
Heat treatment optimised for drying heat-resistant installations.

ALFRAN competitiveness plan.
2012
MAVIT: Highly energy-efficient and low environmental impact cementing glass materials.
HOREF.
CERAMIN: Intelligent Energy.
FIRE SPRAY LC: Research and development project into new materials for passive protection against fire.
2016
REMINE: Reuse of mining waste into innovative geopolymeric-based structural panels, precast, ready mixes and in-situ applications.
ALFRANLITE

2017
HORUS: Intelligent Reheating Resources for Competitive and Sustainable Steel Processes.
2018
INNOSULPHURIS: Smart Sulphur Recovery Unit: Towards a Sustainable Refinery
COMPANY LAB IN SEVILLE: EQUIPPED FOR TESTING MATERIALS, FIRE RESISTANCE, AND PASSIVE PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE.
  • Apparent density
  • Real density
  • Open porosity
  • Measuring particle size
  • Measuring the pH
  • Chemical analysis by XRF
  • Calculating the setting time
  • Curing chamber
  • Cold-compression strength
  • Cold modulus of rupture
  • Resistance to abrasion
  • Adherence
  • Static viscosity
  • Dynamic viscosity
  • Flow point
  • Dilatometry in a controlled atmosphere
  • Electric stoves and ovens (1600ºC)
  • Thermographic studies
  • Macro- TGA
  • Thermal transmission modelling
  • Hydrocarbon fire resistance simulation
  • Acid means
  • Slag corrosion
  • Alkaline atmospheres
  • XR diffraction

PUBLICATIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN CONGRESSES

SCI

  • POST-MORTEM STUDY OF HEAT-RESISTANT CONCRETE PLACED IN THE SLAG LINE OF A STEEL FOUNDRY LADLE.
    Bol. Soc. Esp. Ceram. V. 42 [6] 375-378 (2003).
  • Build-up formation and corrosion of monolithic refractories in cement kiln preheaters.
    Journal of the European Ceramic Society. Vol 30, 9, 1879-1885 (2010)
  • Interactions in Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC)-Based Castables Containing Magnesia. Part I: Hydration-Dehydration Behaviour of MgO in the Absence of CAC.
    Journal of the American Ceramic Society Vol 94, 3, 902-908 (2011)
  • Interactions in Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC)-Based Castables Containing Magnesia-Part II: Hydration-Dehydration Behaviour of CAC and their Mixtures with Dead-Burned and Reactive-Grade MgO.
    Journal of the American Ceramic Society Vol 94, 3, 909-917 (2011)

NO SCI

20 articles

CONGRESSES

  • INTERNATIONAL: 7
  • NATIONAL: 3
ALFRAN’S SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL HAS EXTENSIVE AND SPECIFIC TRAINING IN MATERIALS