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The Institute of Refractories Engineers (IRE) is the heart and voice of the refractory family. We connect people with application knowledge, sharing insights and best practice to benefit the world of refractories.
What our members say
“The IRE helps me to keep in touch with the industry and other like-minded professionals. Not just at events like the annual conference, but throughout the year.”

Rhiannon Webster
DSF Refractories
“With commercial articles and peer reviews, I get valuable insights into the materials, legislation, and environmental challenges that affect my business.”

Dominic Oates
Asmet UK Ltd
"The IRE has provided excellent value training on fundamental subjects for refractory engineering. This was invaluable for developing our staff’s expertise in this field. I would recommend to anyone looking to improve their understanding; suitable for technicians and engineers or anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge."

James Yardy, R&D Project engineer
Heraeus Electro-Nite UK Ltd
Latest news

Venue Confirmed For IRE UK Conference & Training Days


3 July 2024

2024 UK Conference & Training Days Announced For The IRE


14 June 2024

63nd Annual General Meeting of The Institute of Refractories Engineers on 20th June 2024


14 June 2024

The June 2024 Refractories Engineer Journal Is Now Available


6 June 2024

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