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Programme - Fire-ECerS Summer School

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Tuesday, June 28th 

Refresher of basic knowledge

  • Raw materials
  • Shaped refractories
  • Monolithic refractories : LCC, ULCC, NCC

The Fundamentals : Corrosion and thermo-mechanics

  • Thermodynamic and kinetics
  • Reactive transportation
  • Fracture and creep

Exhibition Cerami°k

Poster session and video session


Wednesday, June 29th

Industrial and economic needs

  • Refractory values in use
  • How to innovate ?

Future challenges for refractories

  • Sensors, instrumentation and refractory needs
  • Challenges for data mining and machine learning in the refractory industry and end-users
  • Circular economy

Refractories for Steel Making

  • Critical wear factors and optimum choice
  • Improvement of steel cleanliness

Departure to Ijmuiden

Thursday, June 30th

Refractories for Steel Making

  • The new face of the steel industry
  • Management and production of iron by H2 – consequences for refractories

Visit of Tata Steel Plant

Discussion, Brain Storming

End of the FIRE-ECERS School (16h30)

Last news

Oct 6, 2023
YCN Newsletter 18 - New YCN Representative call

You can now apply to the YCN Representative position here! Deadline for applications is October 31st 2023.

Oct 6, 2023
Next Deadline to apply to the JECS Trust is 30th November 2023!

Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before end of February 2024. Activities submitted for the deadline of 30th November 2023 for support from the JECS Trust should then not begin before mid-March 2024.


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