An Introduction to RefMet


RefMet is an independent Materials Engineering consultancy specialising in professional services focussing on Refractories and Metallurgical applications in the minerals and process industries. Founded in 1996, as Refractory & Metallurgical Services, the business boasts a wide range of high profile industrial clients for its services. The Principals have, collectively, over 45 years experience in the metals, minerals, oil & gas, and other process industries.

August 2016

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Michael was retained by a major multinational chemical producer for stategic advice for their major shutdown in early 2017.

July 2016

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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.

June 2016

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Michael was retained by a local chemical producer to advise on refractories issues for the possible relocation of the plant.

March 2016

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Michael was retained by a multinational consulting firm to assist in the evaluation of Japanese smelting assets related to a major M&A action.

November 2015

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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?”

September 2015

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Michael attended the UNITECR refractories conference in Vienna.

June 2015

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Michael was elected the Secretary/treasurer of the Australian Branch of the IRE.  Wayne was confirmed as Branch President for a 2 year term.

May 2015

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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”

April 2015

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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.

November 2014

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Dr Wayne Wright joined the team as Manager-Refractories, focusing on the Aluminium/Alumina industries.

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