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HWI presented on Refractories 101

Mar 21, 2018 / Uncategorized

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 HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. 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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