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Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking Conference

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Monday, May 24, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Jessica Mortimer,jmortimer@aist.org or +1.724.814.3070

This course covers safety, the basics of electrical and mechanical features of electric arc furnaces, refractories, and the role of raw materials. The program will explore the fundamentals of electric furnace steelmaking technology, the use of energy inputs, the steelmaking process, electrodes and environmental concerns for electric steelmaking. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn how their operation compares to industry benchmarks, and to hear about the latest developing technologies. The midpoint of the conference includes a plant tour followed by an expert roundtable and reception with an open forum to discuss questions and challenges.


Tour of Hoeganaes Corp.

Those who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of the electrical, thermomechanical and technical aspects of modern electric furnace steelmaking. Electric arc furnace operators, maintenance personnel, upstream/downstream personnel, metallurgists and suppliers would benefit from this comprehensive seminar.

Advance registration by 12 April 2021: Member US$1,195, Non-member US$1,440. Registration after 12 April 2021: Member US$1,295, Non-member US$1,540.

In-person event registration includes welcome reception Monday, breakfast Tuesday-Friday, lunch Tuesday-Thursday, reception Wednesday, plant tour with bus transportation, and a course workbook or flash drive including presentations.

Virtual event registration includes Zoom link to access live presentations and online link to download conference materials.

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37230
UNITED STATES

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University.  Please call the hotel at +1.615.321.1300 by 10 May 2021 to secure the AIST discount rate of US$189 per night for single/double occupancy.

Mr. Brett A. McGee
Territory Manager
Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co.

Mr. Ricky Rollins
President
Ricky Rollins Safety Speeches, LLC
Mr. Kyle W. Vanover
Hot Mill Metallurgist
Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group - Butler
Dr. Sammy A. Matson
Director of Energy Technology
Commercial Metals Company - Texas
Mr. Jeremy A.T. Jones
President/Managing Partner
Continuous Improvement Experts(CIX Inc.)
Mr. Mark E. Trapp
Consultant
CIX Inc.
Dr. Eugene B. Pretorius
Manager, Steelmaking Technology
Nucor Corporation
Mr. Stephan A. Ferenczy
President
TCI Consultants
Mr. Dennis B. Rodal
Director of Research and Development
ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
Mr. Helmut G. Oltmann
Meltshop Metallurgist
Nucor Steel-Berkeley
Mr. Raymond W. Monroe
Executive Vice President
Steel Founders' Society of America
Mr. Zane T. Voss
Metallurgist
CIX Inc.
Mr. Reinzi Santiago
Manager, Electrical & Automation
Tenova Core
Mr. Michael G. Grant
International Senior Expert, Ironmaking & EAF Steelmaking
Air Liquide Global Management Services GmbH
Mr. William A. Davies
Customer Technical Services Engineer
GrafTech International Holdings Inc.

Monday, 24 May 2021

4–6 p.m. CST

Registration

5–6 p.m. CST

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

7 a.m. CST

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m. CST

Introductions

8:05 a.m. CST

The Day We Will Remember
Ricky Rollins, Ricky Rollins Safety Speeches
Ricky Rollins will tell the story of how he almost lost his life on a steel mill start-up and how it would have affected his family if he had died that day. He will also tell four more stories each with a different message/lesson for use at home and work.

9 a.m. CST

Break

9:15 a.m. CST

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking
Kyle Vanover, Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group – Butler
The fundamentals of EAF steelmaking chemistry are presented in a way that will be informative to attendees having little background knowledge as well to those who are completely new to the topic.

10:30 a.m. CST

Break

10:45 a.m. CST

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)
Kyle Vanover, Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group - Butler

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m. CST

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)
Kyle Vanover, Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group - Butler

2:15 p.m. CST

Break

2:30 p.m. CST

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)
Kyle Vanover, Steel Dynamics Inc. - Flat Roll Group - Butler

3:30 p.m. CST

Break

3:45 p.m. CST

Chemical and Electrical Energy Inputs and EAF Performance
Sam Matson, Commercial Metals Company
The presentation will cover the timing and relationship between the electrical energy input and chemical energy input. Tracking energy inputs and losses will be discussed, as well as their relationships to the timing and magnitudes of the energy inputs.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

7 a.m. CST

Breakfast

8 a.m. CST

Part I: EAF Designs and Operations
Jeremy Jones, CIX Inc.
Part I of this presentation covers the historical developments in electric arc furnace design in the last 25 years.

9 a.m. CST

Break

9:10 a.m. CST

Part II: EAF Technologies — The Path to EAF Optimization
Jeremy Jones, CIX Inc.
Part II deals with methods aimed at electric arc furnace optimization.

10:20 a.m. CST

Break

10:30 a.m. CST

Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Mark Trapp, CIX Inc.
Applying a manufacturing engineering strategy to electric arc furnace steelmaking.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m. CST

Importance of Scrap Residual Controls
Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
Scrap is the key raw material in electric arc furnace steelmaking, and controlling residuals is essential to making quality steel.

2 p.m. CST

Break

2:15 p.m. CST

Ore-Based Metallics in the EAF
Zane Voss, CIX Inc.
The use of ore-based metallics brings many advantages to the EAF operator.  However, these materials need to be well understood in order to use them properly and obtain the most benefit.

3:15 p.m. CST

Break

3:30 p.m. CST

Ladle Metallurgy Furnace — LMF
Helmut Oltmann, Nucor Steel–Berkeley

4:30 p.m. CST

Reception and Roundtable Discussion
Panelists: Eugene Pretorius, Nucor Corp.; Stephan Ferenczy, TCI Consultants Inc.; Jeremy Jones, CIX Inc.; and Sam Matson, Commercials Metals Company

Thursday, 27 May 2021

7 a.m. CST

Breakfast

8 a.m. CST

EAF Maintenance Requirements
Stephan Ferenczy, TCI Consultants Inc.
Typical electrical, mechanical and water-cooled equipment maintenance requirements will be discussed. Root-cause failure analysis techniques and practical solutions will be presented.

9:30 a.m. CST

Break

9:45 a.m. CST

EAF Industry Perspective — Past and Future
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America

10:45 a.m. CST

Break

11 a.m. CST

Environmental Operations for the EAF
Sam Matson, Commercial Metals Company
This presentation will review the main gaseous emissions, which part of the steelmaking process is likely to generate, and potential ideas for how to reduce them. Also included will be an overview of air pollution control equipment operation.

Noon 

Lunch

1 p.m. CST

The Basics of Arc Furnace Regulation System
Reinzi Santiago, Tenova Core

2 p.m. CST

Break

2:15 p.m. CST

Gas/Carbon Injection Systems
Michael Grant, Air Liquide Global Management Services GmbH
This presentation will contain a practical scope and strategy of use of oxygen and gaseous fuels in the electric arc furnace. The importance and strategy of the use of carbon injection will also be covered. Direct reduced iron usage and its implications on oxygen injection and burner practices is emphasized. A strong focus on the hazards of oxygen use in the shop and its safe use will be made.

3:30 p.m. CST

Effective Electrode Usage
Bill Davies, GrafTech International Ltd.
Electrodes are an integral part of the electric arc furnace. This presentation will describe the electrode manufacturing process and review proper electrode handling/furnace addition practices. Attendees will also learn how to get the most out of electrodes and what electrode performance can tell indicate about furnace operation.

4:30 p.m. CST

Adjourn

Friday, 28 May 2021

7 a.m. CST

Breakfast

8 a.m. CST

Plant Tour of Hoeganaes Corp.

Noon 

Return From Plant Tour and Conference Adjourn

Monday, 24 May 2021–Friday, 28 May 2021

Event Sponsor $7,500 (3 Available)
Company Logo on the website and in the magazine, event signage and in the on-site AIST PPT presentation.  One 6 foot table to display marketing material in the registration area and 2 complimentary registrations to the conference.

Monday, 24 May 2021

Welcome Reception Sponsor $500 (Unlimited)
Company name listing on signage as a sponsor during welcome reception.  Inclusion as conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Breakfast Sponsor $1,000 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Tuesday’s breakfast.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Lunch Sponsor $1,500 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Tuesday’s lunch.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Breakfast Sponsor $1,000 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Wednesday’s breakfast.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Lunch Sponsor $1,500 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Wednesday’s lunch.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Reception Sponsor $2,500 (1 Available)
Company name listing on signage as a sponsor during Wednesday’s reception.  Inclusion as conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Breakfast Sponsor $1,000 (Sold Out)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Thursday’s breakfast.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Lunch Sponsor $1,500 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Thursday’s lunch.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.

Friday, 28 May 2021

Breakfast Sponsor $1,000 (1 Available)
Premium signage and acknowledgement as a sponsor during Friday’s breakfast.  Inclusion as a conference sponsor in on-site AIST PPT presentation.




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