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Refractories Consultancy

At Lucideon, our experts provide refractories consultancy services to our clients in a range of high temperature industries – glass, cement, petrochemical, iron / steel and enviro / energy.

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We provide the following consultancy services, backed up by our refractories materials testing, refractories training services, to the following sectors of industry:

Manufacturers of Refractories:

  • Material development programmes
  • Independent validation of refractories products or designs
  • Refractories raw material evaluations
  • Advice on equipment and procurement
  • Process benchmarking and improvement.

Clients Who Use Refractories in High Temperature Processes:

  • Refractories failure investigation and causal analysis
  • Independent site inspection
  • Post mortem analysis
  • Refractories improvement planning
  • Auditing of refractory use
  • Refractories training
  • Performance optimization
  • Refractories design
  • Material pre-delivery audit.

Refractory Installers:

  • Refractories failure investigation
  • Problems with material properties or installation
  • Technical advice
  • Refractories training.

Original Equipment Manufacturers:

  • Independent advice in the event of problems in service or installation
  • Validation of materials
  • Advice on performance enhancement.

Insurers, Loss Adjusters, Health & Safety Providers, Legal Professionals and Commercial Organizations:

  • Independent evaluation of refractory materials, components, installation, quality, performance and design issues
  • Loss causation attribution
  • Market advice and surveys.

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Resources

  • Guidance Document

    Lucideon Guide to Refractory Testing for the Glass Industry - Fusion-Cast Refractories
    pdf (466 KB)

  • Guidance Document

    Ten Top Tips for Refractory Installation - Get it Right First Time!
    pdf (547 KB)

  • White Paper

    Drying Processes - the Balance Between Efficiency and Product Quality
    pdf (687 KB)

  • White Paper

    The Value of Drying - Choosing the Right Equipment and Methods
    pdf (1.97 MB)