As a refractory installation company, it is important to employ people who are aware of all the aspects that determine the success of a refractory lining as intended in its application. In 2010, we started the HeatTeQ Refractory Academy. The academy was set up to train our own personnel only, but since 2012, we have opened the course for our customers and dedicated partners as well. The training is set up for (young) engineers and refractory foremen/supervisors, working in the iron making industry. The purpose of the training is to make the participants aware of the different types of installations, their behaviour and the role refractories have in these installations.
The participants will be made aware of different material applications and all sorts of problems we typically find on repair projects. The focus is mainly on blast furnaces, hot blast stoves and coke battery repairs. The attendees are made aware of the base operations of the installations, explained by our operating specialists.