28 juin 2022 -
30 juin 2022 / Aix-la-Chapelle

École d'été - Présentiel & distanciel

ECO-DESIGN OF REFRACTORIES E for Ecological, Economic, Eco-energetic


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)

Deadline for registration : May 15th, 2022

Site internet de l’évènement


RWTH Aachen University


28 juin 2022 -
30 juin 2022


RWTH Aachen
Templergraben 55, Aix-la-Chapelle


Prof. J. Poirier ; jacques.poirier@univ-orleans.fr -
Dr. T. Tonnesen ; tonnesen@ghi.rwth-aachen.de _
Ms. V. Huart ; school2022@bcrc.be