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.

Metallurgy Theory and Applications Course program – 2022

Our yearly organised course program is given in English and is aimed 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:

24/10/2022Thermodynamics in pyrometallurgy – Thermodynamic principles, understanding reactions, oxidation and reduction in an Ellingham diagram
25/10/2022How to read a phase diagram – Learn to use phase diagrams as a tool, lever rule in binary and ternary diagrams, obtaining solubility limits and melting points
26/10/2022Phase diagrams in pyrometallurgy – Slag and matte systems, refractory-slag interaction, understanding slag formation
27/10/2022Introduction to hydrometallurgy – Leaching, purification and metal recovery, E-pH diagrams, solubility product, electrode potential

For more information, contact Els Nagels via email or call +32 16 298 491.

NEW: Refractory materials (10/11/2022)

This 4 hour training aims to give you a broad overview on refractories and their properties. (More information)

NIEUW: Metallurgie voor beginners (24/11/2022 en 01/12/2022) (in dutch only)

In twee halve dagen krijg je een overzicht over de belangrijkste principes in metallurgie. Werkt u in een niet-technische functie bij een metallurgisch bedrijf, maar zou u de technische kant graag beter begrijpen? Dan bent u van harte welkom op 24 november en 1 december van 13.00 tot 16.00. (Meer info). Dit zal in het Nederlands gegeven worden.

METSIM® hands-on modelling training

METSIM® is the world standard in flowsheet modelling for mining and metallurgy. InsPyro will host hybrid METSIM® courses (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.

New in 2022 are the topical trainings. Every month we organise a 2 hour online training on a specific METSIM® topic.

Program information

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


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