Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar
2–6 February 2015 • Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square • Cleveland, Ohio, 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. Attendees with a focus in specialty steelmaking will have the opportunity to attend a special breakout session to discuss decarburization, degassing and desulfurization, various refining processes, equipment and operations, an overview of ingot casting, and practical aspects of bottom pouring.
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.
AIST’s Electric Steelmaking and Specialty Alloy & Foundry Technology Committees.