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.

September 2017

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Wayne has completed another QA assignment related to an Alumina calciner shutdown outage in Gladstone.

Both Michael and Wayne are assisting the local IRE branch with the planning of the November National Technical event in Sydney.

June 2017

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Wayne has just completed his QA/supervision assignment for a Gladstone Alumina refinery.

Michael has been retained by a major insurance company to assist with a claim involving refractory issues at a Victorian plant.

May 2017

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At the recent IRE-Australia branch annual general meeting, both Michael and Wayne were confimed in their executive posts.  Wayne will contine as Branch President until the 2018 AGM, and Michael will continue as Secrtetary and treasurer.

March 2017

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Michael has completed an assignment in NSW for an international chemical company, including QA to API 936/560.

December 2016

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Both Wayne and Michael particpated, as committee members, in the Institute of Refractories’ Engineers training day in Gladstone.  Both presented training content to an audience of ‘users’ from local companies, such as Cement Australia, Rio Tinto, Queensland Alumina and Boyne smelters.

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?”

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