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spall

(spawl),
1. A fragment.
2. To break up into fragments.
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The remaining areas of concrete were spalling for the first time.
Future spalling was inevitable unless corrective action was undertaken, action that provided a permanent solution.
Steam spalling results in a moisture-bearing refractory.
Mechanical abuse spalling is a severe case of the random cracking/finning failure mode discussed previously.
This is an example of the coexistence of fluxing of the silica bond in the alumina lining and the spalling reaction that results from the spinel formation.
The speed with which cracking, spalling and finning can develop, given the right circumstances of reactive materials and circulation, should not be underestimated.