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Why Choose this Training Course?
Refractories are considered the critical factor for successful and reliable operation of many high-temperature industrial processes. They are often a major cost item both in general maintenance and also in terms of unscheduled downtime of production units arising from premature material failure. There is a continuous need for technical professionals involved in operation of these processes to be well informed about new technologies related to the refractory material and their physical and technical characteristics.
This Refractories: Applications, Inspection and Maintenance training course is designed to provide a detailed discussion of refractory technology as related to high-temperature requirements for different industries. The training course will be focused on the practical aspects of refractory evaluation, selection, installation, maintenance and repair techniques in a number of industrial applications. The Refractories: Applications, Inspection and Maintenance training course will include several workshops with real-world case studies, and practical examples that will involve team work of all participants.
This PetroKnowledge training course will feature:
Design characteristics of refractories: Thermal, Mechanical and Chemical
Methods of testing refractories
Efficient installation of refractories for various applications
Root cause analysis of failures encountered in operation
Guidelines for inspection, maintenance and repair of refractories
What are the Goals?
By the end of this Refractories: Applications, Inspection and Maintenance training course, participants will be able to:
Explain characteristics of different types of industrial refractories
Better understand refractory properties: mechanical, thermal and chemical
Implement most appropriate installation techniques
Understand issues related to their quality and reliability
Analyze results of inspection and testing
Who is this Training Course for?
This Refractories: Applications, Inspection and Maintenance training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
Professionals involved in refractory application
Professionals involved in refractory production
How will this Training Course be Presented?
This AZTech training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The course will be conducted along the workshop principles, with formal lectures, case studies and interactive worked examples. Real world case studies and practical exercises will be provided to illustrate the main learning points presented. There will be ample opportunities for discussion and sharing experience.
Day One: Overview of Refractories
Refractories and Their Role in Modern Industry
Categories of Refractories
Refractory Standards Developed By ASTM
Refractories Based on Chemical Composition (Basic, High Alumina, Silica)
Refractories Based on Physical Form (Bricks and Shapes)
Refractories Based on Manufacturing Technologies
Day Two: Manufacturing Technologies
Significance of Raw Material Selection
Manufacturing Process of Pre-Formed Refractories (Bricks and Shapes)
Manufacturing of Unformed Monolithics (Castables, Mixes, Plastics, Grains)