As-installed Testing

Our Promise

Modern Refractory is committed to delivering exceptional workmanship, extraordinary service and professional integrity to our customers as well as providing our dedicated employees with an honest and supportive work environment.

Gunite Applicator Prequalification Test
Modern refractory has been in business since 2014 providing on site industrial refractory inspections, consulting, project management and refractory materials testing from our 1400 square foot facility in Spruce Grove Alberta using the most current technology available.
With a diverse set of clientele that includes Syncrude, Suncor, EnCana, Pemex and Exxon, along with developing trust and lasting relationships within the industry, we have built a reputation for providing world class inspections and materials testing.
Modern refractory is on the leading edge of technical regulations and safety compliance. In addition to the Government regulated standard practices we have achieved accreditation’s from API and The American Ceramic Society for testing standards and specifications. For Safety compliance we have received accreditation’s from CQN, SECOR, Avetta and ISN placing Modern Refractory as an educated and compliant leader in the industry.
Our staff provides each client with over 50 years of industry experience. We hire the best inspectors and train them in Risk Based Inspections to provide exceptional service that meet or exceed the requirements of the job and the expectations of each client.
We take a strong stand concerning and conserving the environment by ensuring that all of our employees and inspectors have the proper safety credentials and comply with the regulations set out by SECOR and Modern refractory’s own internal policies.
Designed from the combined understanding and education of risk analysts, inspectors and engineers in the chemical and hydrocarbon industry, Risk Based Inspections or RBI’s were created to enhance the API 510, API 570 and API 653 specifications and standards. Their focus is on providing acknowledgement and insight to reduce the COF (consequence of failure) while simultaneously reducing the POF (possibility of failure) for the structures and apparatus inspected.
Refractory Dry OutExplosive Spalling
Occurs when there is an excessive buildup of steam within the refractory material as it is heated causing a sudden and severe explosion. This is due to an excess of water within the material usually caused by irregular drying of the refractory material or environmental conditions during installation.
Monolithic LiningsSurface Ware Erosion
Arises at the surface level, or hot-face, of the refractory material where it meets the slag of the material being smelted. It is dependent upon how the composition of the refractory interacts with the composition of the material being smelted at operating temperatures for extended periods.
Erosion resistant liningsSurface or Internal Cracks
Emerge after repeated cycles and operational influences such as heat stress, geometry, expansion and contraction of the refractory material and changes in volume.