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INSTITUTE OF REFRACTORIES ENGINEERS TRAINING DAY 2014 REVIEW


Institute of Refractories Engineers Training Day 2014 Review


The Training Day was held, as in previous years on the day following the conference with about 35 people attending. The theme of the Training Day was heat flow and insulation refractories. The day opened with a presentation of heat flow principals as they apply to refractories, with an explanation of the role pores play in insulation and how their size and shape matters. A group exercise reinforced these issues with a set of thermal calculations which indicate the relative thickness required for different insulation material types.


Allan Davies of Unifrax then outlined the ceramic fibre insulation, describing how the fibres are made and then converted in to the various forms of fibre products. He outlined the uses of the different fibre products giving some examples. Dave Woodhead of Sheffield Refractories then described the production and properties of insulating firebrick and discussed the different types of product and their advantages and disadvantages. Ian Spicer, also of Sheffield Refractories described the production and properties of insulating castables and gunning materials, describing the various lightweight raw materials used in the production of materials. Sam Franklin of Eagle Refractories described various other forms of insulating materials such as calcium silicate board and microporous panels and then described the ways in which the most appropriate insulating material is selected for any particular application


considering not only the heat transfer but also the mechanical and chemical resistance and compatibility with the hot face and, as is always necessary, cost.


The final part of the day was another group exercise to consider the proper insulation material to apply to particular applications selected from the steel, cement and aluminium industries. This allowed people to apply the subject matter covered during the day and thus reinforce the learning outcomes.


The feedback from the course was highly positive with many people indicating that the course content would be useful in their work.


The institute would like to thank the presenters and their employers for giving their time for the Training Day. The institute is already beginning to put together another Training Day for 2015.


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