Anvailable as a Pre-recorded, online course. Take at your own pace!

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This course provides a solid introduction to the field of refractory manufacturing

This live, online course begins on September 19, 2023 and will run for 24 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

Instructor:  Joseph Homeny, Ph.D.

Course description

This course is an introduction to the field of refractory manufacturing. It first addresses basic concepts from powder preparation to forming of refractories. Next, each major refractory composition is discussed in detail, from raw materials to final properties.

What you will learn

Participants will be introduced to manufacturing fundamentals of all classes of refractories.

Who will benefit?

Engineers, managers, contractors, purchasing agents, furnace operators, maintenance supervisors, and technicians who are involved in the manufacturing, marketing, research and development, or consumption of refractory materials will find this course beneficial. A high level technical or engineering background is not essential to take this course, although technical professionals will find the subject matter informative and useful.

Need to miss a lecture?

All lectures will be recorded, so even if you cannot attend the live lectures, you can still take the course using the recordings. They will be posted after each live lecture and include the very same video and audio content and personalized instructor feedback.

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.

For other questions about ACerS online courses, email

Instructor bio

Joseph Homeny

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.

NOW AVAILABLE as a Pre-Recorded online course!

This course was held September 19 - December 14, 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET (24 sessions and 28 hours of instruction)

Registration rates (per person)

Registration Rates
Member, individual*$1,400

*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.