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® hands-on modelling training

6-9 September 2021

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

06/09/2021Introduction to METSIM®
Basic APL Commands, Simple Flowsheeting, Chemistry & Controls
07/09/2021Comminution Module
Crushing/Screening, Particle Sizes, Grinding/Classification
08/09/2021Hydrometallurgical Flowsheeting
Leaching, Solvent Extraction, Electrowinning
09/09/2021Pyrometallurgical 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

LocationOnline course
TimeDaily 09:30-16:00
Price450€ per day per person
1600€ per person for 4 days

Metallurgy Theory and Applications Course program – 2021

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 4 modules:

08/10/2021Introduction to thermodynamics – Principles, reactions, visualisation
15/10/2021How to read a phase diagram I – Metallic systems and microstructure
22/10/2021How to read a phase diagram II – Slag and matte
29/10/2021Flowsheeting – Build flowsheets with METSIM®

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

Practical details

LocationLeuven and online
Price450€ per day per person
1600€ per person for 4 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