We Serve the Pollution Control Industry

At Refractory Service, Inc., we work across many different industries across the United States. We're experienced with meeting the needs of ethanol plants in the Midwest and Corn Belt as well food and wood processing plants wherever they may be. We work with equipment manufacturers to supply and service new equipment and boilers and work with end customers on repairs and rebuilds.

At RSI, we have the knowledge and qualifications to manage complete turnkey installations for Thermal Oxidizers (TO) and Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO) for fuel-efficient operations.

We offer lining repair and are highly experienced with media bed replacements and changeouts. We understand the unique properties of ceramic media beds, built to absorb the heat from the RTO and recycle the heat through the media. We can help you maximize the life and efficiency of your media beds.

RSI representatives are also skilled with preventative maintenance and hotspot identification and mitigation. We have a unique understanding of how all of the components of an RTO/TO work together. Solving a problem in one aspect can lead to problems in others. We understand that there is a delicate balance going on inside pollution control equipment and have developed a science-based approached to maximize performance and life expectancy. We have embraced state-of-the-art refractories, coatings and installation techniques that are taking performance to new levels, so your equipment runs safely at optimal efficiency. We recognize that unscheduled down-time is lost revenue. We will work with you to schedule maintenance that will minimize downtime, helping you avoid a complete shutdown whenever possible.

Using thermal imaging technology, we can scan the oxidizer to look for hotspots so they can be addressed before they become an expensive problem. We can assist in diagnostics and preventative maintenance as well as providing updates for products. We’ll ensure the utmost safety for all projects, addressing airflow in the units, adding proper walkways, and verifying performance.

Refractory Service, Inc. is here to support you in all services for the pollution control industry. We quickly respond to emergency repairs to ensure your plant stays up and running. Contact us and let us help you out of a jam and get you on your way to a new level of performance.

Contact us today to learn more about all the services we offer!


We offer turn-key refractory solutions to customers in each of these industries.  

Cement & Lime

Our craftsmen are experts in installing complex Trefoils and extensive brick work in kilns. Whether your project is a three foot patch or …


Our ethanol specialists know the process and can help design, repair, or offer you a specific solution to improve your plant's efficiency.

Heat Treat

Gain energy efficiency or re-line your furnace with an existing design. Since 1959, we have focused on heat treating furnaces.

Industrial Metals

We offer a variety of services to die casters, secondary melters, steel mills, ductile iron, grey iron, bronze, brass, and other foundries.

Investment Casting

Our Shell Pro fused silica is a high purity material which is precision sized specifically for the investment casting market.


RSI can assist with your refractory design, demolition, and installation needs for boilers, FCCUs, furnaces, heaters, etc. quickly and safely.

Pollution Control

Refractory Service, Inc. has worked with equipment manufactures on new projects, end consumers and users on rebuilds.

Power / Boilers

We are a full-service refractory company with the expertise on projects varying from large power boilers to smaller commercial units …

Other Industries Serviced

Any process which utilizes high temperature materials including firebrick, pre-cast shapes, ceramic fiber, and other materials.