SOURCE: TFL, Incorporated

TFL, Incorporated

October 26, 2009 10:02 ET

Refractory Service Company, TFL, Inc., Sets the Standard for the Heat Treating Industry

Pier Blocks Resist Damage and Outlast Other Materials

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - TFL, Incorporated, one of the leading refractory service companies in the industry, continues to make advances in the field. Based in Houston, Texas, TFL, Inc. manufactures custom precast and prefired refractory shapes, and supplies high-quality, long-lasting pier blocks for many of the major heat treating companies in the United States. TFL's TUFF BLOCKS are made from a specially-formulated refractory castable that is extremely resistant to damage from thermal shock or cycling. Ordinary pier blocks can deteriorate rapidly due to cracking and crumbling caused by extreme variations in temperature over a short period of time. This cycling is typical in most car-bottom or box type heat treating furnaces. With the use of this thermal-shock resistant refractory, pier blocks are able to withstand this thermal cycling with relatively minimal damage over the lifetime of the block.

The extended life of TUFF BLOCKS make them a very attractive alternative to steel rails or pedestals. Compared to conventional refractory pier blocks, TUFF BLOCKS can have double or even triple the service life, drastically reducing maintenance costs. TFL, Inc. can manufacture the blocks in any size or shape needed. They are prefired to 1350° F, which ensures optimal physical properties when in service.

While refractory material sales remain the core of TFL, Inc., the company has expanded as a major supplier of quality precast refractory shapes for the region. In both manufacturing and design, TFL can accommodate each client in the shapes and size of their refractory material.

TFL, Inc. also provides complete, turn-key, project management for refractory installation. The professionals understand the importance of each element of service from lining design, anchor selection, project scheduling, crew sizing to equipment and materials coordination.

About TFL, Inc.

TFL, Inc. has been a leader in the refractory industry since 1977 serving a wide range of clients in the Gulf Coast area. The 12,000 square-foot facilities house a large inventory of refractory materials, including firebrick, insulating brick, insulating blanket, block, board, and refractory anchors. TFL, Inc. also offers solutions for emergency hot spot repair.

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