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R7 - An Introduction to Refractories & Refractory Testing

Venue: Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport Hotel, Ohio, US

Monday 4 May 2020 - 1 day course

R7 is content from modules R1 and R2 condensed into one new training module, specifically for the 2020 Lucideon U.S training programme.

To understand the basic building blocks that make up the structure of a refractory material, where they are used and how they are made. Understand the principles of refractory testing and its limitations, and the importance of material specification data sheets and the information they provide.

This module will explain:

  • The global refractory market
  • Material chemistry and physical properties
  • The in-service environment and application areas
  • Manufacturing processes of shaped and unshaped components
  • The various application areas of refractories
  • Refractory testing and its relevance in industry
  • Limitations of refractory testing
  • Outline of the different refractory test methods.

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Understand how refractories are made
  • What determines their properties and how they behave
  • Distinguish between insulating and dense materials
  • Determine the differences between product types (e.g. low alumina, high alumina, chrome, magnesia brick, etc)
  • Understand material specification and supplier data sheets
  • Identify various test methods and what information can be used for selection and predicting in-service conditions.

Our course tutor is Jan Theron, one of our refractories specialists.
Jan is a former President of the Institute of Refractories Engineers (from 2017 to 2019) and has 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.

For more information on this course, please contact Caroline Mullington, UK: +44 (0)1782 764422

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