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Properties of Refractories

Learn the significant properties of refractories, both theoretically and experimentally

Course Description

This course addresses most of the significant properties of refractories, both theoretically and experimentally. The lectures will emphasize microstructural-property relationships. The participants will also gain a knowledge of common refractory testing techniques. The individual sessions are titled in the accompanying outline of the daily topics.

Course Format

17 sessions | ~20.5 hours of instruction | Virtually

Instructor Bio

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Joseph Homeny is technical director of the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Rutgers University. He has industrial refractories experience in the research laboratories of the J.E. Baker Company and North American Refractories Company, and industrial glass experience at Owens Corning. Prior to joining Orton in 1992, he was a professor in the ceramic engineering department of University of Illinois. Homeny is active in the refractories and advanced ceramic committees of ASTM.

Check out more courses by Homeny: Advanced Thermal Properties of Refractories, Characterization of Refractory Microstructure, Drying and Firing of Refractories, Introduction to Glass Properties, Introduction to Properties of Refractories, Introduction to Refractories, Introduction to Refractory Compositions, Refractory Fundamentals, and Refractory Manufacturing.

Registration Rates

Nonmember Access: $950 • Member Access: $855

Customized training

Looking for training customized to your company? Do you want a course taught privately to your employees? Call Customer Service at 614-890-4700 for details, or contact Marcus Fish to learn about training benefits for our Corporate Partners.

*Employees of ACerS Corporate Partners receive the discounted Individual Member rate. Sapphire Corporate Partners receive an additional 20% discount; Diamond Corporate Partners receive an additional 30% discount. Please contact Customer Service or 614-890-4700 to register employees at the discounted Corporate Partner rates.

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