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Refractory Inspection and Testing

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Sentinel Integrity Solutions utilizes personnel versed in advanced methodologies, and the most cutting-edge equipment for refractory testing. This combination of refractory expertise means Sentinel’s refractory inspection & testing services are unsurpassed in technical proficiency and supplies clients with a full range of consulting experience.

Our refractory division provides a state-of-the-art laboratory that offers cutting edge technology in refractory testing. The division is managed by certified API 936 inspectors with installation experience. Sentinel has a custom mobile testing lab that can be brought on-site to provide refractory testing anywhere these services are needed. 

Refractory Inspection & Testing Services Include


  • Turnaround Consulting

  • Inspection Consulting

  • Scheduling and Planning of Major Turnarounds or Projects


  • Heaters | Furnaces

  • SRU-Thermal Reactors | Converters

  • Steam Generating Boilers

  • Incinerators

  • Cement and Lime Kilns

  • QA/QC Shop Surveillance during fabrication


Vendor Surveillance and QA/QC Monitoring During Installation


  • Abrasion Resistant Linings

  • Vibe-Cast Linings

  • Brick Linings

  • Dry or Wet Gunned Linings

  • Ceramic Fiber Linings


Refractory Testing with Base Lab & Mobile Lab


  • ASTM C-20 Apparent Porosity

  • ASTM C-113 Standard Test Method for Reheat Change (PLC)

  • ASTM- C-133 Standard Test Method for Cold Crushing Strength of Refractories (COLD CRUSH)

  • ASTMC-704 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistant of Refractory Materials (ABRASION)

  • Bulk Density

  • Flow Ability & Set Time

  • Other Specialty Testing Upon Request


Installer Qualification


  • Hex Mesh Fit Up

  • Welding Procedures

  • Packing Abrasion Resistant Linings Using Pneumatic Rammers

  • Nozzle Man Qualification

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