Trent Refractories Attending The IRE Conference & Training Days

Trent Refractories will be in attendance at the annual Institute of Refractories Engineers (IRE) annual AGM, Conference and Training days as part of our global reach into the refractories industry sector. In what can only be described as challenging times it will be good for our industry to meet and communicate some of our success stories as we head into 2023.

Institute of Refractories Engineers - AGM & Conference 2022

The conference day will be held on Wednesday 9th November 2022 in Sheffield. The AGM is starting at 09:00 with the conference starting at 09:30. The venue is; The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray St, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8EN. Online attendance is also being provided. Lunch will be included for those attending in person. Annual Conference Programme; arrival: 09:00 for a 09.30 start, close of conference is at 16:00.

Chris Parr, Imerys, ‘The evolution of sustainable refractory raw materials, from end user needs to industrial reality’
Andreas Mertke, Dalmia GSB
Break and networking
Novacast, ‘Getting it right first time, simulation of a melting process – every casting counts’
Rob Flello, new Chief Executive from the British Ceramic Confederation
Lunch and networking
Presenting the President
Sebastien Klaus, Almatis, ‘Mission NeutrAL: a sustainable commitment’
Jon Bolton, ‘Supporting a move to green steel’
Christian Wolf, Velco
Break
Phil Walls, ‘A review of recent developments in refractory materials and forming processes.

Institute of Refractories Engineers - Training Day 2022

The training day will be held on Thursday 10 November 2022 in Sheffield commencing at 9:30am. with the venue being The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray Street, Neepsend, Sheffield, S3 8EN. Online attendance is also being provided. Lunch will be included for those attending in person. The day will look at various aspects of refractory engineering in relation to energy saving including; the use of insulation to reduce energy loss, low thermal mass linings for increasing operational efficiency and the use of thermal calculations.

The day will feature exercises by renowned experts in the field and small group exercises. The day will be of use to anyone who works with insulating refractory materials. Some prior knowledge of refractory materials will be assumed. The schedule is:

09:30 – Welcome by IRE President, Katy Moss, Managing Director of Trent Refractories
09:35 – Introduction
09:55 – Types of Insulation with Sam Franklin
10:40 – Break with Coffee & Tea
11:00 – Heat Flow Calculation with Ian Spicer
11:40 – Group Exercises
12:25 – Lunch
13:25 – Exercise feedback
13:35 – Low thermal mass linings
14:35 – Testing for Thermal Properties with Philip Walls
15:15 – Closing comments
15:30 – Close

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