Michael was retained by a major multinational chemical producer for stategic advice for their major shutdown in early 2017.
Wayne was retained by a local Alumina refinery to assist in the implimentation of API 936 to their QA system. He also provided QA supervision for their calciner outage.
Michael was retained by a local chemical producer to advise on refractories issues for the possible relocation of the plant.
Michael was retained by a multinational consulting firm to assist in the evaluation of Japanese smelting assets related to a major M&A action.
Both Michael and Wayne attended the National Refractories conference of the IRE in Wollongong, jointly presenting a paper “Why are Expansion Gaps Needed, and how do we Design them Correctly?”
Michael attended the UNITECR refractories conference in Vienna.
Michael was elected the Secretary/treasurer of the Australian Branch of the IRE. Wayne was confirmed as Branch President for a 2 year term.
Michael conducted his Refractories training course for Worsely Alumina
Michael presented a Pyrometallurgical paper to ALTA 2015 in Perth, “Recent developments in Non-ferrous smelting”
RefMet have been awarded a large multi-discipline study by a local alumina refinery with a view to extend the life of a major asset. This includes mechanical, refractories and some FEA issues.
Dr Wayne Wright joined the team as Manager-Refractories, focusing on the Aluminium/Alumina industries.