InsPyro provides courses on materials science, metallurgy, process modelling (e.g. METSIM) and CFD. We regularly organize courses at our offices in Leuven, Belgium. Keep an eye on this page or subscribe to our newsletter to receive course announcements.

For groups at companies, we provide custom training on location ranging from basic metallurgical principles up to advanced thermochemistry. The audience can be engineers, operators, or commercial professionals. Contact us to define your training project.

METSIM training

05-08 October 2020

METSIM is the world standard in flowsheet modelling for mining and metallurgy. InsPyro will host a METSIM course online (Western Europe timezone). Topics include basic model set-up up to advanced and dynamic features. The course has a modular set-up, so participants can select the most relevant topics.

Tentative program

05/10/2020Introduction to METSIM
Basic APL Commands, Simple Flowsheeting, Chemistry & Controls
06/10/2020Comminution Module
Crushing/Screening, Particle Sizes, Grinding/Classification
07/10/2020Hydrometallurgical Flowsheeting
Leaching, Solvent Extraction, Electrowinning
08/10/2020Pyrometallurgical Flowsheeting
Smelting, Chemistry, Dynamic Simulation, Batch Processing

Feel free to contact us for separate training if this time does not fit. To register or for more information, contact Els Nagels via email or call +32 16 298 492.

Practical details

LocationLeuven, Kapeldreef 60 or online
TimeDaily 09:30-16:00
Price450€ per day per person
1600€ per person for 4 days

Course program – Autumn 2020

NEWS: This year we will fill 5 consecutive Fridays with metallurgical insights

Our yearly organised course program is given in English and aims at people active in the metal processing industry. The course can be a refreshment of the metallurgical principles for engineers, or give hands-on metallurgists a solid theoretical background. There are 5 modules:

13/11/2020Introduction to thermodynamics – Principles, reactions, visualisation
20/11/2020How to read a phase diagram I – Metallic systems and microstructure
27/11/2020How to read a phase diagram II – Slag and matte
04/12/2020Hydrometallurgy – Overview of processes and flowsheets
11/12/2020Pyrometallurgy – Overview of processes and flowsheets

For more information, contact Els Nagels via email or call +32 16 298 492.

Practical details

Price450€ per day per person
1950€ per person for 5 days
group discounts apply, contact us directly
RegistrationBy email:
By phone: +32/16.298.492 (Els Nagels)
or through this form

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InsPyro provides tailor made courses for your specific metallurgical process. Please contact us for more information.


  • Basics of materials science: process-structure-properties
  • How to read a phase diagram – basic level
  • How to read a phase diagram – advanced level
  • Introduction in thermodynamics: from theory to practice
  • Quantitative metallurgy: sampling, measuring, interpretation
  • Thermodynamics in iron- and steel production
  • Thermodynamics of primary or secondary lead production
  • Metal-slag-matte equilibrium (lead production, copper production)
  • Flowsheet modelling with METSIM
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Reference customers for training


Nippon Gases





DuPont Clean Technologies