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Course duration: 10 weeks

For the COURSE FEE send a request to imet@live.co.za

The course begins: Immediately after successful registration, which includes the full payment

The course in a nutshell:

10-week part-time short course presented online throughout the World.

Understand the role of refractories in industrial environments of high-temperature technologies/furnaces and how they influence metallurgical processes. Gain theoretical knowledge and skills in designing and installing furnace linings.

Award of the certificate:

Upon completion of all assignments of the Online Refractories course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Successful students (with 50% or more passing rate) will receive the Centre for Refractories Education certificate.

COURSE MODULES:

MODULE 1: REFRACTORY PRINCIPLES

Classification of refractories

The basic principle

Properties and testing

Standard properties

High-temperature properties

Chemical properties

 

MODULE 2: REFRACTORY MATERIALS

Manufacturing of refractory shapes

Aluminosilicate (acid) refractories

Corundum materials

Aluminosilicate raw materials

Properties of aluminosilicate refractories

Aluminosilicate bricks

Aluminosilicate monolithics

Silica

Silica products

Basic refractories

Magnesia

Magnesia bricks

Magnesia carbon

Magnesia-chromite

Magnesia-spinel

Magnesia-forsterite

Doloma (dolomite)

Basic monolithics

Zirconia and zircon

Non-oxide refractories

Carbon

Silicon carbide

Refractory metals

Thermal insulation products

Ceramic fibre products

MODULE 3: DESIGN AND INSTALLATIONS

Refractory lining system

Design

Selection and quality of refractories

Mechanical design

Thermal design

Insulating lining concept

High conductivity lining concept

Fibre lining design

Suspended lining design

Installation of refractory linings

Installation of pre-fired shapes

Installation of castables

Installation of gunning materials

Installation of plastics/mouldables

Installation of ramming materials

Anchorage

Commissioning of refractory linings

Who should attend this course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to acquire basic knowledge on refractories. More specifically, it benefits research, development and production Engineers, Technicians and Installers in metallurgical and high-temperature plants and smelters (iron, steel, ferroalloys, platinum, gold, copper, nickel, aluminium, foundries, chemical, petrochemical, glass, lime, cement (etc.) plants) as well as refractory suppliers, furnace builders and installers of refractory linings.

Who is your course instructor?

Paul Hloben is the Course Instructor and Examiner for the Online Refractories course. He is renowned refractory specialist with 30 years of experience. Paul Hloben is the author of REFRACTORY MATERIALS – Major Industrial Applications book, which, additionally to its worldwide sales, is the prescribed textbook at the Tswane (Pretoria) University of Technology and Vaal University of Technology. He is the publisher and editor of the Industrial Metallurgy magazine.

Who is your course organiser?

Academia Metallica is an online education subsidiary of the Industrial Metallurgy magazine offering online courses and education solutions. The organizer has no affiliation with refractories suppliers or manufacturers and therefore presents a completely unbiased factual view of the refractories industry.

We hope to welcome you to the course!

Academia Metallica accepts payments by direct deposit and electronic funds transfer (EFT). Students opting to pay by direct deposit and EFT are required to use their name and surname as a reference.

CONTACT DETAILS

Contact Person: Paul Hloben

Mobile: +27 (0)83 269-0667

Email: info@min-met.com

Please send all delegates names and details on the attached enrolment form and request an invoice and we will invoice accordingly. Payment must be received in full before registration will be confirmed.

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Confirmation will only be sent upon receipt of full payment.

No refunds will be entertained.