About the Institute of Refractories Engineers

  • Institute of Refractories Engineers

    Based in the UK, the Institute of Refractories Engineers (I.R.E.) is the only organisation specifically dedicated to fostering the science, technology and skills of refractories engineering and to serving the needs of refractories engineers worldwide.

    The Institute is a non-profit making body and the entire income and property of the Institute is applied towards the promotion of its objectives When the foundations of the Institute were established in November 1961, the precepts were that the organisation should be a focal point for engineers involved in the design, construction and maintenance of refractory linings, but that membership would be open to any individual who was in any way associated with refractory materials and their usage.

    As a consequence, the Institute has developed over the years with a membership comprising a whole cross-section of personnel with backgrounds in refractories research & development, design, engineering, manufacturing and installation contracting; together with respective personnel in all end user industries. Moreover, the fact that members have emanated from both white collar and craftsman, or operative backgrounds, has probably allowed a more productive blend of ideas and opinions to develop on the subject of refractories engineering, than could have been achievable by an organisation with a less flexible brief.

    The History of the Institute of Refractories Engineers

    Officers & Council

    PresidentMr Jan DuPlessis
    Senior Vice President Mr K.Andrews BMet, BSc, MSc, MIRefEng
    Council K. Andrews
    Executive Committee P.Bottomley
    General Secretary & Treasurer Mrs J.Woodhead

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