The Subcommittee on Refractory Materials (SCRM) is a CRE Subcommittee of refractory manufacturers, installation and inspection contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and owner-operator refractory specialists that meet biannually to improve industry standards for the use of refractory lining materials in refining applications.
The SCRM was previously the Refractories Project Group (RPG)
under the CRE and preceding that, a task group under the CRE Subcommittee on
Corrosion and Materials (SCCM). The RPG brokeaway from the SCCM because refractories are a unique materials discipline with few similarities to
metallurgical technology (the SCCM's forte) or it’s much more advanced
standards base. In spite of the long standing industry practice of selecting
refractories on physical property claims, API 936 (RP release 1996, STD release
2008) is the first industry standard in the world requiring accountability for
applied physical properties in monolithic refractory lining systems.
The following documents are under the purview of SCRM:
Chairman:Nick Engelhardt, Valero Energy
Vice Chair: Stephen Karns, HarbisonWalker International
Click on “Calendar of Events" under Links for registration, meeting logistics, and other information.
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