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.

December 2012

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RefMet is proud to be the official sponsor of the Victorian Senior Speedway Solo Championship at Undera Park Speedway on Saturday 1st December 2012.  Gates open at 4:00pm, and racing starts at 7:30pm. See Melway’s map reference X921 H6 for directions.  Further details are available on www.ssrav.org.au

November 2012

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Paul continued with on-going support to the Esso KTT project.

Michael has been retained by Redbank Power for strategic repair studies.

October 2012

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Michael supported Redbank Power with maintenance shutdown contractor supervision and inspections support.

Michael attended the annual Australian Foundry Institute conference in Coogee, NSW, as the official IRE delegate.

September 2012

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Fred provided technical and engineering support at the Ecogen Newport Power Station during their maintenance shut down.

Paul carried out an assessment of sour service compatibility of a coiled tubing deployed electric submersible pump system for an oil platform.

August 2012

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Michael was retained by the owners, for a further stage of studies of a Vietnamese nickel plant upgrade.

Paul conducted an inspection of pipeline to assess the workmanship to ASTM A333 Grade 6 on behalf of MRC SPF and the Mortlake Gas pipeline connection project.

Michael was elected the President of the Institute of Refractory Engineers – Australian Chapter.

Paul and Fred completed a metallurgical condition assessment of a Fosters group brewing vessel.

Paul continued support to BHP Billiton Petroleum’s Macedon Project with time offshore on the McDermott Derrick and Pipelay Barge 30.

July 2012

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Michael provided the RefMet Refractory training seminar in New Zealand to a number of attendees from various companies.

Michael was retained by an international consultancy for a due diligence study of a Chinese (Guangdong) ferro-nickel plant.

Fred undertook pressure vessels inspections, registration, and commissioning activities associated with the new AMCOR Botany B9 Paper Machine.

Fred had a number of assignments including an Ammonia Vessel assessment, engineering support for various fabricators, and in-service inspection for a number of Victorian and interstate plant operators.

June 2012

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Fred assisted a local fabricator with a G-Pan upgrade for Sugar Australia

Paul was offshore assisting BHP Billiton Petroleum with preparations for the Macedon Project, aboard the McDermott DB30 derrick and pipelay barge.

May 2012

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Michael was retained by an international consultancy to assist in a study involving a nickel plant upgrade in Vietnam.

April 2012

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Michael was retained to assist the Coogee Methanol Plant on potential reactor lining damage.

Fred assisted Coogee Methanol Plant staff with shut-down works supervision and inspection.

Fred was again involved with further Westgate Bridge expansion joint replacement installation and welding supervision for a local fabricator.

The rain delayed 2012 Victorian Junior Solo Speedway Championship, sponsored by RefMet, held at the State Motorcycle Sports Centre, in Broadford Victoria on April 14, 2012.  See the sponsorship section for more details and results.

 

March 2012

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Michael again visited Worsley Alumina to assist in forensic advice on lining attack in one of their calciners.  This coincided with RefMet making a substantial proposal for a strategic materials audit of their calciner plant.

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