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Refractories: Applications, Inspection and Maintenance

Coventry Academy -  Refractories:   Applications, Inspection and Maintenance

Course Schedules

 15-19 Jan 2024
 29 Jul-02 Aug 2024
 11-15 Nov 2024

Training course overview

There is a continuous need for technical professionals dealing with refractories, to be well informed about new materials with their technical characteristics as well as new installation techniques, in order to optimize reliability and efficiency of high-temperature industrial process. Focus here is obviously on general maintenance management as well as on minimization of unscheduled downtime of production units caused by premature material failure.

This popular Coventry Academy training course will provide practical aspects of refractory evaluation, selection, installation, maintenance and repair techniques in a number of industrial applications. The training course will include several workshops with real-world case studies, as well as practical examples that will involve team work of all participants. 

What are the goals?

This Coventry Academy training course enables attendees to:

  • Select Refractories with Most Appropriate Thermal and Mechanical Characteristics
  • Apply Methods of Testing Refractories
  • Perform Efficient Installation of Refractories for Various Applications
  • Analyze Root Cause of Failures Encountered in Operation
  • Follow the Guidelines for Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Refractories

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals Involved in Refractory Application
  • Professionals Involved in Refractory Production
  • Refractory Engineers
  • Refractory Supervisors
  • Maintenance Engineers

Course Outline

Amongst a wide range of valuable topics, the following will be prioritised:
  • Refractories and Their Role in Modern Industry: ASTM Standards
  • Manufacturing Technologies: Preformed and Unformed Monolithics
  • Technical Properties: Thermal (Refractoriness) Mechanical (Strength, Spalling)
  • Corrosion Resistance to Hot Liquids, Hot Gases, Melted Metals
  • Wear & Attack Mechanisms of Refractory Materials
  • Testing of Refractories: Physical, Chemical, Thermomechanical
  • Installation Technique for Preformed and Monolithics
  • Inspection of Refractories During Installation and in Operation
  • Preventive Maintenance Checklist
  • Problems in Operation: Typical Failures and Root Causes
  • Troubleshooting Methods and Repair Techniques

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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