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General Secretary’s Report ..................................3 President’s Column..................................................3 Institute News New Members ..............................................................4


57th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Refractories Engineers ...............................................5


Institute of Refractories Engineers Conference & Training Day & Booking Form.....6 Company News


Hollow Bar Co-operation with Sandvik ................9


Work begins on life extension project for Tata Steel blast furnace .......................................................9


Lucideon Sets the Pace for Growth with Major Expansion Plan ........................................................... 10


The World Steel Association (worldsteel) has opened registration for the 13th edition of steelChallenge ............................................................. 11


July 2018 crude steel production ........................... 11


ENGINEER THE REFRACTORIES


The future of kiln lining fibres ............................... 12 RHI Magnesita half year results 2018 .................. 13


Transfer bar cooling system from Primetals Technologies commissioned at Tata Steel Port Talbot hot strip mill .................................................. 14


The use of artificial intelligence in refractory maintenance ............................................................... 15


Successful melting furnace repair for Rusal ...... 16


Liberty begins multi-million-pound Newport rolling mill investment ............................................. 16 Technical Paper


Dry-out behaviour & explosion resistance of refractory castables ................................................... 17


Situations Vacant ...................................................22 Call for Conference Papers ................................23 QuickShot Directory .............................................23 Buyers Guide ............................................................24 Application for Membership ............................ 31


The Institute of Refractories Engineers is dedicated to fostering the science, technology and skills of refractories engineering and to serving the needs of refractories engineers worldwide.


Aims: To raise the standard of ability and training in this field of science and technology. To promote and maintain the character, status and interest of members of the Institute. To disseminate information, facts, ideas, news or suggestions that may be of interest to members. To encourage the exchange of ideas and information among members to their benefit and to the benefit of the industries they serve.


The Institute is a non-profit making body and its entire income is applied solely to the promotion of these aims.


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2 ENGINEER THE REFRACTORIES OPTIMISED FIBRES developed to enhance refractory performance September 2018 Issue


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