Last few places on Lucideon’s Refractories Training courses

Run by Jan Theron, the company’s refractories consultant and current President of the Institute of Refractories Engineers, some of the modules are being held in the US for the first time

All of the courses are suitable for anyone involved in a range of different industries, from petrochemical, glass and cement to iron/steel and energy.

R1 – Refractory Materials & Application Areas
Cleveland, Ohio, US – Monday 29 April
Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Tuesday 7 May

The basic building blocks that make up the structure of a refractory material, where they are used and how they are made.

The scope of the module is to be able to:

  • Understand how refractories are made
  • What determines their properties and how they behave
  • Distinguish between insulating and dense materials
  • Determine the differences between product types (e.g. low alumina, high alumina, chrome, magnesia brick, etc.)

R2 – Understanding Refractory Properties & Links to Performance
Cleveland, Ohio, US – Thursday 2 May
Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Wednesday 8 May

The principles of refractory testing and its limitations and the importance of material specification data sheets and the information they provide.

  • Material specification and supplier data sheets
  • Various test methods and what information can be used for selection and predicting in-service conditions.

Please visit Lucideon’s website to find out more and register your interest:

Lucideon can also hold courses at your site or online.
Contact Caroline Mullington,, for more details.