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(DGC) Dickinson Group of Companies specialisies in the installation, repair and maintenance of refractory linings



DGC has 90 years of experience in the specialized field of refractories. The company specializes in the installation, repair, and maintenance of the refractory linings across the complete range of metals smelting, mineral processing, chemical, refining, and thermal power refractory consuming industries.

The company has extensive experience in the installation of all types of refractory materials including; bricklaying, pneumatic gunning, shotcreting, ramming, pumping, vibrocast, and placement of castables, and ceramic fibre products across the complete range of furnace designs.

DGC has carried out the installation of refractories on numerous initial construction and furnace rebuild projects throughout sub-Saharan including; South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Gabon, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, and internationally including Israel, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and Iceland. 


Refractory materials are essentially heat-resistant materials, such as refractory bricks, castables, ramming, or gunning materials, which are designed to maintain their strength at high temperatures. These materials are often used in highly technical industries as the building blocks for large production facilities, such as smelters and incinerators.


Refractory management refers to the management of these production facilities and the processes governing them. Whilst many of these refractory facilities are designed to withstand intense heat, many specialized industries require resistance to other extreme conditions such as acidity, alkalinity, corrosion, abrasion, and erosion.