fireclay


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fire clay

also fire·clay (fīr′klā′)
n.
A type of clay that is able to withstand intense heat, used to make firebricks, crucibles, and other objects that are exposed to high temperatures.

fireclay

(ˈfaɪəˌkleɪ)
n
(General Engineering) a heat-resistant clay used in the making of firebricks, furnace linings, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fireclay - a heat-resistant clay
firebrick - brick made of fire clay; used for lining e.g. furnaces and chimneys
furnace lining, refractory - lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
Translations

fireclay

[ˈfaɪəkleɪ] N (Brit) → arcilla f refractaria
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Outspoken Arts is keen to speak to local people and hear some of the historical stories about venues in the area such as Paisley Ice Rink, Ferguslie Fireclay Lions, Jean McGregor's soup factory and Smith's crisps factory.
"It is disappointing that the Trust has taken this shortsighted decision based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the implications of not using indigenous supplies to meet the UK's continuing need for coal for a range of essential industrial and commercial processes, such as the production of steel and cement, and the production of fireclay for use in the manufacture of bricks."
"Fireclay is an essential component of the brick-making process, and is only found immediately beneath coal seams and therefore can only be accessed when extracting the coal seams which lie above it.
Around 800,000 tonnes of coal could be extracted from the site, as well as 400,000 tonnes of fireclay which would be used in the manufacturing of bricks at the nearby Ibstock Throckley brickworks -- with Ibstock partnering Banks in their planning application.
Along with design brands Semihandmade and Fireclay Tile, whose products were on show in the cabin's stylish smallspace kitchen, we pulled off a last-minute house party that ended with a surprise red velvet cake for Sherman and a birthday sing-along.
Fireclay was historically Glenboig's main industry; the mines provided material for the brickworks, which in turn closed midway through the last century.
The property at 136 W Fireclay Avenue in Murray, eight miles south of Salt Lake City and 40 miles north of Provo and is close to Interstate 15 and Westminster College, the University of Utah and the Salt Lake City International Airport.
The oven itself will be a dome made with a mix of 3 parts sand and 1 part fireclay that will be 2 1/2 inches thick on the sides and 4 inches thick on the top.
He discusses classifications of refractories, the idea of properties, standards and testing, silica refractories, alumina refractories, fireclay refractories, magnesia refractories, dolomite refractories, chromite and MgO-Cr<in2>O<in3>refractories (chrome-magnesium and magnesium-chrome), magnesia-carbon refractories, special refractories, and unshaped (monolithic) refractories.
The corporation, the secretary said was also processing Gypsum to use it as a fertilizer in agriculture sector as well as fireclay mining and production of silica sand is also enhanced.
The firm says the site had not been "excavated to the extent that was first envisaged" and they instead want to re-open the fireclay quarry, move the clay and then re-fill the land.
As not many clays can withstand the immense heat of glass furnaces (up to 1,400*C), it was Stourbridge fireclay that reigned supreme to bolster the growth of the industry in the town.