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Refractories Training

With extensive experience in the field of refractories, from failure investigations to product and process performance optimization, we deliver refractories training courses to companies worldwide to a varied range of industries including: glass, cement, refractories, petrochemical, iron & steel, lime and incinerator sectors.

The scheduled refractories training modules will take place at our Stoke-on-Trent headquarters; however the courses can always be customized and/or given on-site to meet individual business requirements.

The modules are suitable designers, installers, process leaders, production and manufacturing operatives, maintenance teams, purchasing teams, material scientists or chemical and process engineers, project managers, R&D, quality and laboratory technicians, technical teams, refractory and equipment manufacturers, installers, suppliers, distributors and contractors.

Whether you are looking to refresh and update your understanding of refractories, have no prior or a basic knowledge, the modules are also highly beneficial to the more experienced whatever your business function, from technical and manufacturing, through to processing, marketing and sales.

Designed to be interactive, with the use of case studies, our tutor will draw upon his knowledge, skills and experience to provide attendees with the theory behind manufacturing processes. This will include design, materials and testing that can be applied to the everyday challenges faced by industry.

Places are limited to 12 people per module.


Keeping People Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We're committed to keeping people safe during the ongoing pandemic. If you book in person training, we will follow the relevant government guidelines and our own guidelines to make sure we can run the session safely.

If a session has to be cancelled due to government restrictions or guidance, we'll transfer the session to a later date. We will not be liable for any costs incurred by you or course attendees due to the cancellation.


Refractories Training Schedule 2022

Date Module Name Module No.
Tuesday 26 April Refractory Fundamentals - Composition and Usage R1
Wednesday 27 April Understanding Refractory Properties & Links to Performance R2
Thursday 28 April Troubleshooting R3
Tuesday 24 May Refractory Design 101 R4
Wednesday 25 May QC & Best Practices During Refractory Installation R5

Module Summaries

Our six refractory modules cover materials and applications, properties and their links to performance, troubleshooting, design, QC during installation and refractories for the glass industry.

» Download the summaries for modules 1 - 4 here

» Download the summary for module 5 here

» Download the summary for module 6 here

Course Materials

Course notes/workbooks are provided for each module/course. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss any technical challenges they may currently be facing.

Course Tutor

Find out about the course tutor below.

Jan Theron - Refractories Specialist
Expertise in: Refractory maintenance management, failure analysis, design evaluation, the use of finite element analysis/modelling (FEA/FEM), and training inspectors, commercial personnel and plant managers.

Each module will run from 9:00am - 4:00pm (approximately).

To find out more about the training courses, please contact Caroline Mullington, Technology Partnership Manager: +44 (0)1782 764422 or

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    "Linking theory to practical situations was very helpful"

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    "Easy to generate discussion and ask questions"

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