Refractories for Industrial Users

New Course Date Announced – Three Rivers, South Africa 4-8 May 2020


Refractories are a critical part of the operation of most high temperature industrial processes and also play an essential role in many other industries. They are frequently a major cost item both in general maintenance and the unscheduled downtime of production units arising from premature refractory failure.

The depth of the subject is demonstrated by the three-year degree course in refractory technology, which is offered by universities throughout the world. However, the majority of refractory purchasers have had little, if any, formal training in refractory technology. Numerous books and technical papers are available, but none have been written specifically for refractory users.

Refractory technology is changing so rapidly, and the price of refractory materials is continuing to escalate so rapidly, that all users must conduct regular value audits on their refractory purchases.


We will equip delegates with the necessary skills to assess the risk of refractory failure and to examine design concepts.

– purchase specifications

– materials

– installation

– heat-up

– operation


The course is a necessity to people who have a responsibility for refractory purchases, installations and who are involved in a production function. The latter will find the programme of great value in understanding the relationship between refractories and process operations.

Maintenance Engineers




Refractory Supervisors

Refractory Foremen

Over 1100 delegates have attended the Training Course in a period of fifteen years:




Raw Material Suppliers

End Users


“Best ever course I’ve attended to date” – Scaw Metals

“I have been able to understand the practical aspects from a different point of view” Columbus Stainless

“General overview of the course was educational and really enjoyed every minute of it” – Intocast

“Great course, with a great way of lecturing and putting the message across”– PFG Building Glass

“Very good course that all technical people should attend. Real life examples which are invaluable to industry. Many things to check up on & think about for the future” – Unknown

“Best presentation that I have attended. Presenters were excellent” – Tronox

“Very knowledgeable & approachable instructors” – Arelor Mittal VDB

Contact us to register for online or classroom based training events