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With extensive experience in the field of refractories, Lucideon provides a unique combination of materials testing and consultancy to clients worldwide.

Our experts work with clients from a range of high temperature industries – glass, cement, petrochemical, iron/steel and enviro/energy – and include:

  • Manufacturers of refractories
  • Clients who use refractories in high temperature processes
  • Refractory installers
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Insurers and loss adjusters
  • Health and safety providers
  • Commercial and legal enterprises.

Refractories Materials Testing

Lucideon offers a full range of physical, chemical, mineralogical and thermomechanical testing to both national and international standards. Whether for quality control or failure analysis, refractories testing ensures efficient use and consistent products. Our laboratory is UKAS-accredited (UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0013) for the large majority of tests.

Refractories Consultancy

From raw material evaluation, refractory design and installation guidance to failure investigations, refractories analysis and technical advice, we work with clients to optimize performance, improve processes, rectify failures and provide solutions.

Refractories Training

From raw material selection to the wrecking and repair of furnaces, Lucideon provides a range of refractory-related training courses, both general, introductory courses and company-customized ones. Courses can be held at Lucideon or onsite as required.

Our refractories engineers and consultants work with clients to achieve improved profitability through:

  • Manufacturing and quality improvements
  • Extended refractories campaign life
  • Analysis and rectification of refractory failures
  • Refractories quality audits, specification and design criteria.

Lucideon offers a legal and Expert Witness service for cases across a range of industrial uses of refractories.

Our experts hold a position as a member of the Institute of Refractory Engineers.

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Resources

  • White paper

    Drying Processes - the Balance Between Efficiency and Product Quality

    pdf 703 KB

  • White paper

    The Value of Drying - Choosing the Right Equipment and Methods

    pdf 2 MB

  • Guidance Document

    Lucideon Guide to Refractory Testing for the Glass Industry - Fusion-Cast Refractories

    pdf 478 KB

  • Guidance Document

    Ten Top Tips for Refractory Installation - Get it Right First Time!

    pdf 560 KB

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    Lucideon's comprehensive refractories testing service