Long Products Rolling


Schedule

19–22 February 2018 • Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown • Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Monday, 19 February 2018

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introduction

8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Overview of Gerdau Long Steel North America Midlothian Mill
Greg Bott, Gerdau Long Steel American Midlothian Mill

8:30 a.m.

Changing the Mindset for a Safer Environment
Joe Jacobin, Nucor Steel–Berkeley
This presentation discusses ideas to change the safety mindset and bring changes to your company. Just like maintaining a healthy lifestyle, changing a company’s safety culture is an ongoing, continuously improving task that, in the long run, will pay dividends.

9:30 a.m. 

Break

9:45 a.m.

Rolling Mill Metallurgy
Terry Rasmussen, Nucor Steel–Nebraska  
This presentation will discuss general metallurgy of steelmaking and rolling.

11 a.m. 

Break

11:15 a.m.

Obtaining Value From Your Environmental Management Program
Sean Wilson, Nucor Steel Seattle Inc.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Pass Design and Rolling Theory
Joseph Kennedy, Quad Engineering Inc.
This presentation focuses on pass design terminology, basic rolling principles, and examples of their application and how an operator can use rolling theory to improve decisions made in the mill.

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m.

Descaling and Spray Issues in Hot Rolling
Lesli Peterson, Spraying Systems Co.
This presentation will cover the descale process and how spray nozzles are used in the descale process.

3:45 p.m. 

Break

4 p.m.

Rod/Bar Products and Applications
Robert Cryderman, Colorado School of Mines
This presentation will describe various customer applications for bar and rod.

5–6 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

7 a.m.  

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

Plant Tour of Gerdau Long Steel North America Midlothian Mill

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Work Rolls
Bill Posey, SinterMet LLC
This presentation will focus on all rolls that come in contact with the wire rod or bar during hot rolling.

2:30 p.m. 

Break

2:45 p.m.

Nucor Steel–Texas Spindle Supports
Kevin Barbee, Danieli Corp.
A review of the need, design and implementation of new design spindle supports in Nucor Steel–Texas’ TXI Rolling Mill. The TXI Rolling Mill was installed in 1999/2000 for the production of merchant products. During the subsequent years, many factors led to the degradation of the spindle supports and consequent steady rise in conversion cost. Nucor and Danieli began collaborating in 2013 to replace the spindle supports while including key improvements to facilitate improved safety, maintenance and operations.

4 p.m.

Break

4:15 p.m.

MSTS Long Products Review
Robert Cryderman, Colorado School of Mines

Thursday, 22 February 2018

7 a.m. 

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Torque and the Rolling Stand: Part 1
Kevin Barbee, Danieli Corp.
This segment provides a comprehensive description of the mechanical components of a rolling mill stand, how they function and how they handle the stress of rolling. An in-depth investigation of both the driveline and the mill stand will include how the components work together, common failure modes, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies, early indicators of functional failures, and product quality problems that can stem from driveline wear.

9 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m. 

Torque and the Rolling Stand: Part 2
Kevin Barbee, Danieli Corp.​

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. 

Nucor Steel–Auburn Finishing End Revamping
Jarrod Prill, Nucor Steel–Auburn and Mirko Dorigo, Danieli Corp.
Nucor Steel–Auburn commissioned a new finishing end in November 2016. This was the facility’s largest capital project to date.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. 

Motors, Drive and Speed Control
Steve Pegg, Russula Corp.
A detailed overview of the electrics and automation in a long products rolling mill.

1:45 p.m.

Break

2 p.m.

Nucor Steel Kankakee Inc. Automation Upgrade

3 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. 

Steel Mill Thermal Systems ​
Matthew Valancius and Michael Cochran, Bloom Engineering Company, Inc.​

4:30 p.m. 

Question and Answer Session

5 p.m.

Adjourn Conference