"To grow the Refractories industry
through facilitating training, education and development in order to improve
"To establish an efficient and effective
Refractories Contractors Association that aggressively promotes and facilitates
Education and Training across its member Companies and meets their skills needs".
REFCA is a voluntary industry association that was established by seven
refractories installation contractors in January 1997. Today, the association
has 36 member companies under it's wing.
These companies represent the designers, manufacturers, installers and
users of refractory products. The users are operators of refractories lined
furnaces, ovens kilns, ladles and chimney stacks in the metallurgical,
cement, glass and related industries.
Its primary objective is to encourage adherence to proper industry standards
for products, services, installations and the maintenance of refractory materials.
The association also places particular emphasis on the need to participate
in and support the training needs of its member companies. It also assists
providers of accredited training in providing a variety of routes to qualificatons
and career paths for all grades of employees in the refractories industry.
To achieve the aims REFCA has affiliated itself with Seifsa, Bifsa and the
Institute of Refractories Engineers. REFCA has formed the Refractories Industry Training Advisory Council
(RITAC) so that the experts within this industry can organise training for
semi-skilled workers and plan for learnerships within the NQF.
Together with Seifsa, Bifsa, Safcec, SACS and IRE, the Pretoria Technikon
and with support from the GTZ (German Technical Development agency) the association
has completed a project to define the practical work experiences, competencies, skills and knowledge required to enable technical persons to register with
the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Refractories Engineering Technician
All competent/experienced persons in the industry are urged to make use of
For More Information Contact:
Refractories Contractors Association
P O Box 3114 Vanderbijlpark 1900 South Africa
Tel: 016-932 42 82
FAX: 016-982 10 50