HWI presented on Refractories 101

MTI Presents Refractory Materials Training in conjunction with AmeriTAC 125

Per the Materials Technology Institute, specialized knowledge in refractory ceramics is a dying art. The industry is experiencing a loss of expertise due to the steady flow of retirees from an aging workforce. In addition, today’s materials science programs are becoming increasingly focused on general materials. With less emphasis placed on specific classes of materials, such as metals or ceramics, this leaves the upcoming generation of engineers without the training and knowledge needed as they move to the workforce.

With this in mind, the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) offered a half-day training session focused on refractory materials in conjunction with the AmeriTAC 125 meeting, and HWI was on hand to help facilitate the training.

Stephen Karns, application specialist for Petrochemical and Refineries, focused his talk on general refractory properties, as well as anchoring systems for refractory monolithics.


About HarbisonWalker International

With more than 150 years of industry leadership, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company’s international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 19 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.



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