Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar
4–8 February 2019 • Charleston, SC, USA
About the Program
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.
About Big River Steel
Big River Steel has built the world’s first Flex Mill™, a steel mini-mill focused on the production of a wide product spectrum, including advanced automotive steels and electrical steels. The Big River Steel facility, located in Osceola, Ark., USA, is designed to produce the largest range of hot strip dimensions possible using the latest thin-slab casting and rolling technologies from SMS group. The site is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and on the west by a main line railroad operated by BNSF. The US$1.3 billion Flex Mill combines the best of integrated mills and mini-mills.
Who Should Attend
Electric steelmaking attendees who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of the electrical, thermomechanical and technical aspects of modern electric furnace steelmaking. EAF furnace operators, maintenance personnel, upstream/downstream personnel, metallurgists and suppliers would benefit from this comprehensive seminar. Specialty steelmaking attendees include meltshop employees, foundry workers, process engineers, new employees and suppliers.
Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) Program
AIST recently launched the Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program to encourage our members to help boost the next generation’s involvement in AIST and the steel industry. If you are an AIST member and are bringing a Young Professional (age 30 and under) to the conference, you can receive a free gift. All you have to do is enter their contact information on the registration form when you sign up for the conference. Find out more information about the program here.
Professional Development Hours
This course may qualify for up to 23 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of PDH credits earned for this course. This course is not approved for PDH credit in New York, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
AIST’s Electric Steelmaking Technology Committee
Previous Course Program
5–9 February 2018 • Memphis, TN, USA