Third Party

Who are we

CHB is a member of the C & H Group and was established specifically as the refractory inspection and on-site quality assurance division of the group. The C&H Group was established by Dr John Hancock and Dr John Cannon in 1983 and services include; refractory consultation, training courses both open and in-house, independent refractory testing laboratory and specialised refractory manufacture to solve clients specific problems.

CHB are based in South Africa and travel globally to clients sites to conduct Refractory and Corrosion and Coating Inspections and offer advice. CHB have on-going maintenance contract with Refineries and frequently assist clients with refractory failure investigations, shutdown planning and maintenance inspections

Qualified, experienced API 936 Certified Refractory Inspectors are involved in lining assessments and recommendations on maintenance shutdowns as well as Third Party Quality Assurance on new projects. Industrial Rope Access and Drone inspections means that scaffolding is not a necessity for routine statutory inspections. CHB has a variety of inspection tools to assist with assessment of refractory linings such as Infrared Thermography and Remote Camera Inspections.

Clients can rest assured that the integrity and reliability of their equipment and infrastructure is our top priority. A high standard of inspections, recommendations and QA is offered from our experienced team.

Repeat clients we service include; Shell, Engen, Total, BP, PetroSA, Sasol, Qatar Petroleum, RASGAS (Qatar), ADNOC (UAE), Stone & Webster (SHAW), PERTAMINA (Indonesia), SPRC Thailand, SRC (Singapore), ExxonMobil, Chevron -South Africa, Angola & Nigeria, TCO Kazakhstan, Quartis and Causeway Steel.

Our services

our Clients

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We offer training

Our courses are tailored to suit our client’s plant requirements and to address specific refractory reliability issues.