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Materials Technology Institute (MTI) Ceramics Training for Sulfuric Acid Producers

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019

ST LOUIS, MO – Specialized knowledge in refractory ceramics is a dying art. The industry is experiencing a loss of expertise due to the steady flow of retirees from an aging workforce. In addition, today’s materials science programs are becoming increasingly focused on general materials. With less emphasis placed on specific classes of materials such as metals or ceramics, this leaves the upcoming generation of engineers without the training and knowledge needed as they move to the workforce. Most companies do not have the luxury of on-staff ceramic engineers and are becoming more dependent upon the refractory vendors and consultants to supply information and recommendations. This can be confusing and intimidating, especially for junior engineers. Often times these engineers are at a loss for how best to communicate their needs, and are left wondering after the job is complete whether they were provided the best solution.

With this in mind, the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) is pleased to offer a half-day training session focused on refractory materials in conjunction with the AmeriTAC 125 meeting. The topics will include:

  • Design Possibilities for Refractory Ceramic Materials
  • Understanding Brick and Monolithic Materials and the Fundamentals of Materials Selection
  • High Temperature Refractory Versus Acid Brick, and What are the Differences?
  • Acid Brick Materials Selection
  • Wear Resistant and Structural Ceramics
  • Refractory Ceramic Fiber Fundamentals, Installation Technique, and Bio-soluble Fiber


Presentations will be provided by some of the refractory industry’s leading companies and conducted in a roundtable format to encourage questions and information exchange. The training session is open to all MTI members as well as invited producer company guests (please email mtiadmin@mti-global.org for a guest invitation).

Register at mtiadmin@mti-global.org


February 21, 2019
February 22, 2019


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