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Refractory Inspection

Refractory is often used in the refining and process industries to help protect equipment operating at high temperatures. It is typically made of heat resistant materials, such as aluminum, silicon, magnesium, and occasionally even lime or fire clays. Equipment on which refractory is widely used includes incinerators, furnaces, kilns, and reactors, all of which need to be able to withstand high temperatures in order to operate safely and reliably.

Sentinel Integrity Solutions is a full-service inspection company, providing clients with a full array of refractory inspection services. Our refractory inspection division has access to a state of the art refractory laboratory with advanced refractory testing capabilities. It is staffed with certified API 936 inspectors that possess hands-on experience with managing major refractory projects, modern installation methods and engineering designs, and project planning and scheduling. Sentinel’s highly trained refractory specialists provide our clients with a full range of consulting expertise to guide them through the daily obstacles present in our industry.

Turnaround Inspections - Consulting and Assisting Clients with Scheduling and Planning of Major Turnarounds and Projects


Sentinel Integrity Solutions assists clients with refractory inspections covering a number of different types of process equipment, including:


  • Heaters / Furnaces

  • SRU / Thermal Reactors / Converters

  • Incinerators

  • Cement and Lime Kilns


Performing these inspections allows us to make sure that any refractory lined equipment is free of flaws, cracks, or other damage that might lead to a failure or safety incident.

Refractory Dry Out Monitoring


Sentinel Integrity can also assist clients with refractory dry outs by creating dry out schedules to meet manufacturer and client expectations. Dry outs are important because they remove excess moisture from refractory in order to give it its necessary heat-resistant properties.

Detailed Reporting


To complement our refractory services, Sentinel Integrity provides refractory reporting services, which can assist with repair projections for future planned outages.

Our reports include a map of the areas we’ve inspected or repaired, helping our clients track equipment damage over time. They allow for a better understanding of how refractory wear develops over time and how it may affect the equipment. A refractory material placement matrix is also included in our reports.

All of these services are just a few examples of how Sentinel Integrity Solutions is a leading provider of refractory solutions in the refining and petrochemical industry.

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