The European Ceramic Society


09/23 - FIRE SHORT COURSE: Drying of Refractory Castables from scientific fundamentals to technological applications

One day short course on Tuesday 26th September 2023 from 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: The course will provide a state-of-the-art understanding of refractory castable drying, highlighting the general aspects and stages of the process, the phase transformations for different binder systems, the main drying agents’ mechanisms, experimental and modeling techniques used for deepening into this complex subject, and ultimately, insights for the design of heating schedules based on computer simulations. The fundamentals and examples to be presented will highlight that the safe and efficient drying of refractory castables is a challenging and key task, mainly in the current context of maximum energy efficiency and lowest environmental impacts.

Audience: Engineers, scientists, students, technicians and managers who are interested on understanding the fundamentals and how they can be applied to safely conduct the drying of monolithics.

Prerequisites: None are required. Nevertheless, some technical background in ceramics and materials science at an undergraduate level would be helpful. The course is intended for a broad spectrum of people willing to learn the fundamentals of drying refractories and how to obtain insights into the design of a heating schedule.

Included in the registration: PDF copies of the most significant papers related to the topics to be presented in the course, lunch and 2 coffee breaks.

Registration Fees:

  • Regulars: € 450,00 - Industrial FIRE members: € 390,00
  • Students: € 150,00

Register here.

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