Stahlinstitut VDEh – 30.09.2023

Refractory Technology - Applications, Wear Mechanism and Failures

26.11.2023 – 29.11.2023seminar in english

Directed by

Dr. Andreas Buhr, Frankfurt

Target Group

Maintenance and operating personnel, supervisors responsible for plant and unit operations, and managers responsible for decisions on refractory problems will learn about new materials and installation methods. Refractory installers, third party inspectors and contract maintenance personnel will particularly benefit from detailed discussions on new installation techniques and materials.


  • Steel manufacturing process
  • General overview of wear mechanisms and methods for
    examination of the refractory material after use
  • Refractory lining and wear mechanism of blast furnace,
    taphole, and runners
  • Refractory materials for direct reduction plants
  • Process conditions affecting the refractory lining life
    and the development of refractory materials technology in
    oxygen blowing converters
  • Steel Teeming Ladle: ladle metallurgical treatment, refractory
    stress, materials and lining concepts
  • Refractory lining and wear of AC and DC furnaces
  • Economics in refractory usage
  • Challenges and solutions for continuous casting refractories in consideration of clean steel, automation and economy
  • Teamwork on failure case studies

Registration Fee

EUR 1.090,00* registration fee VAT-free plus
EUR   345,00 conference package (total EUR 1.435,00*)

EUR 1.290,00 registration fee VAT-free plus
EUR    345,00 conference package (total EUR 1.635,00)

* for employees of member companies and individual members of the Steel Institute VDEh, and for scientific staff of universities.The conference package includes food and beverages during the seminar
(incl. 19 % VAT).

+++ as part of the VDEh youth development sponsorship also young engineers (up to 35 years)
of member companies receive a 50 % discount +++


A free withdrawal from the seminar is possible until 2 weeks prior to the start. Then, 25% of the seminar fee must be paid. The total registration amount will be charged for no show or cancellation from the first day of the event. The participant resp. his company also has to bear the cancellation costs of the seminar hotel.

Organisation / Registration

Stahl-Akademie / Stahlinstitut VDEh
Steel Academy / Steel Institute VDEh

Sohnstraße 65 / 40237 Düsseldorf/Germany
Fon +49 211 6707-458 /

Venue / Seminar hotel

Stadthotel am Römerturm
Sankt-Apern-Straße 32
50667 Köln

The Steel Academy will automatically make a room booking for the participants at the Stadthotel am Römerturm from 26 to 29 November 2023 for a special rate of EUR 119 /night incl. breakfast. The hotel room bill will be settled by you upon departure. Please advice at registration, if you do not need a reservation or whether you would like to stay longer in the hotel. The participant resp. his company has to bear the cancellation costs of the seminar hotel.

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Stefan Eigen

Stefan Eigen

Referent Stahl-Akademie

Telefon: +49 211 6707-458