Course programme September 2018 in Leuven: Metallurgy and recycling

InsPyro organizes a five day course program on metallurgy (with detailed sessions on pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy) supported by thermodynamics, phase diagrams, and flowsheet studies. The course will be given in English and aims to attract engineers or scientists, who want a refreshment of the metallurgical principles, and hands-on metallurgists who wish to strengthen their knowledge of the theoretical background and the world of metallurgy.

During the first day, a helicopter view of metallurgical processes will be given: what are the different ways to make steel and base metals? What are the main processes, and how do they link to each other? In short, must-have base knowledge for everyone active in metallurgy.

The second day aims to explain the theoretical background of thermodynamics (reactions, phase transformations, heat effects...) in relation to an industrial reality.
Next, there are dedicated sessions with more details on the theory and installations used in pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy.
The final session deals with materials characterization techniques, especially analytical techniques which can be used to analyze the chemistry and mineralogy or raw materials and products in metallurgy.

To subscribe, contact Els Nagels via email or call +32 16 298 492.

Practical details

Price450€ per day per person
300€ per person for the last session (half day)
1950€ per person for the full course (4.5 days)

METSIM training

METSIM is the world standard in flowsheet modelling for mining and metallurgy. InsPyro is planning to host a European METSIM course in the end of 2018. The trainer will be Alex Holtzapple, the new director of METSIM. Topics will include basic model set-up up to advanced and dynamic features. If you are interested, please tell us your preferred week and number of attendees, so we can select the best timing.
Potential dates:
  • 8-12 October 2018
  • 22-26 October 2018
  • 12-16 November 2018

  • The full program takes 5 days. A detailed program per day is available on request.

    Practical details

    Price450€ per day per person
    1600€ per person for 4 days
    1800€ per person for 5 days

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    Educational program

    • How to read a phase diagram – basic level
    • How to read a phase diagram – advanced level
    • Introduction in thermodynamics: from theory to practice
    • Quantitative metallurgy: sampling, measuring, interpretation
    • Thermodynamics in iron- and steel production
    • Metal-slag-matte equilibrium (lead production, copper production)

    Custom made courses

    InsPyro provides custom made courses for your specific metallurgical process. Please contact for more information.
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