In the modern world we use many modern materials to build different structures inside and outside of our house, but in many cases the best are materials known for centuries, which are far better than anything developed nowadays. One of such materials are fire bricks – apparently they are known to humans for quite a long time, but only about 200 years ago people started to manufacture them on a larger scale, most likely due to the rapid growth of industry and thus the necessity for bricks that would be able to withstand high temperatures without any problem.
Anyone, who ever had a fire brick in hand, knows very well that they are very heavy – that’ s their distinctive characteristics, but that’ s not all.
Fire bricks are also extremely resistant to…
Fire bricks are also extremely resistant to heat and as such they have very lov thermal conductivity( in other words: they will be only warm after being exposed to high temperatures ), which makes them a prefect material to use in construction of wood-fired furnaces or kilns( especially the inside of these structures ). Another important property of fire bricks is their resistance to rapid temperature changes – they should not spall under such change( even if it will be rather extreme one )and maintain their strength.