Cannon and Hancock
Refractory Training Courses
Refractories are a critical part of the
operation of most high temperature industrial processes
and also play an essential role in may other industries.
They are frequently a major cost item both in general
maintenance and also the unscheduled downtime of
production units arising from premature refractory
The depth of the subject is
demonstrated by the three-year degree courses in
refractory technology, which are 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.
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.
Who should attend ?
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
- Maintenance Engineers
- Refractory Supervisors
- Refractory Foremen
The courses include specific examples based on consultancy work over 20 years in various industries.
Practical Aspects rather than theoretical are the cornerstone of the course.