Over the years, we’ve acquired the people, experience, equipment and processes to be a leader in rotary kiln demolition and refractory installation. We have our own experienced engineering specialists and draftsmen to prepare detailed construction drawings for each project. In addition to our engineering capabilities, we maintain across our branches a large resource of highly skilled bricklayers and field laborers experienced in the process from tear-out to heat-up.
Thorpe has specialized equipment that allows us to be more productive and to outperform our competition. For demolition, we maintain a fleet of Brokk Robotic Demolition machines as well as specially outfitted bobcats and conveyors (gravity and motorized) for debris removal. Additionally, we maintain various designed kiln rigs for brick installations, either custom designed by us or commercially purchased, to ensure that we have the right equipment for the job. For castables, we design our own forms and have specialized material handling and installation equipment. This includes conventional gunite rigs, refractory material pumps, spray rigs, etc.–– all designed for high production and safe operation.
From planning through engineering, procurement and execution of the work, Thorpe has the complete team to help customers get units back into production in a safe and timely manner that maximizes reliability and minimizes long-term maintenance costs.
The typical associated equipment we service include: