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The Institute of Refractories Engineers (IRE) is the heart and voice of the refractory family. We connect people with application knowledge, sharing insights and best practice to benefit the world of refractories.
What our members say
“The IRE helps me to keep in touch with the industry and other like-minded professionals. Not just at events like the annual conference, but throughout the year.”

Rhiannon Webster
DSF Refractories
“With commercial articles and peer reviews, I get valuable insights into the materials, legislation, and environmental challenges that affect my business.”

Dominic Oates
Asmet UK Ltd
"The IRE has provided excellent value training on fundamental subjects for refractory engineering. This was invaluable for developing our staff’s expertise in this field. I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their understanding; suitable for technicians and engineers or anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge."

James Yardy, R&D Project engineer
Heraeus Electro-Nite UK Ltd
Latest news

Conservative Party Chair visits Sheffield Forgemasters

Engineering specialist Sheffield Forgemasters has hosted a visit from the new Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP.
26 August 2020

Heat Flow and Thermal Expansion

This not-to-be-missed online training course on Heat Flow and Thermal Expansion will be hosted on Microsoft Team, broken down into two or three sessions. The sessions will be organised by Sam Franklin using the content from our incredibly popular 2016 course.
11 August 2020

Sustainability rocks: RHI Magnesita presents the ANKRAL LC series

First use of the ANKRAL low carbon technology in pilot projects with LafargeHolcim in Austria and Switzerland:

6 July 2020

New British Steel descaling system

An award-winning engineering solution at British Steel’s Special Profiles operation has received a further boost after it was awarded three patents.
1 July 2020

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