Modern EAF Steelmaking


Schedule

6–10 February 2017 • The Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana • Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Monday, 6 February 2017

4–6 p.m.

Registration

5–6 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

7 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Fabio Shimono, Gerdau Midlothian Mill

8:30 a.m.

Safety — Past/Present/Future

9 a.m.

Break 

9:15 a.m.

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking
Lawrence Heaslip, Interflow Techserv Inc.
The chemical principles behind steelmaking in the EAF will be explained in a way that will be of interest and benefit to both those who have operating experience in steel production and those who are new to the topic.

10:30 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)
Lawrence Heaslip, Interflow Techserv Inc.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)
Lawrence Heaslip, Interflow Techserv Inc.

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Chemistry of EAF Steelmaking (cont’d)

3:30 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m.

Chemical and Electrical Energy Inputs and EAF Performance
Sam Matson, CMC Americas​

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

7 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m.

Part I: EAF Designs and Operations
Jeremy Jones, CIX LLC
A review of EAF designs and various methods applied to EAFs to improve and optimize operations

9 a.m.

Break 

9:10 a.m.

Part II: EAF Technologies — The Path to EAF Optimization
Jeremy Jones, CIX LLC

10:20 a.m.

Break 

10:30 a.m.

EAF Operations
Zane Voss, Voss Metallurgical Solutions
The electric arc furnace provides a challenging environment to measure and control. Many times we are limited to what we can see or hear from a pulpit when the furnace is running. The discussion will include how to interpret the clues the furnace provides to drive process improvement and develop an efficient and productive EAF operation.

Noon

Boxed Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Depart for Plant Tour of Gerdau Long Steel North America Midlothian Steel Mill

4:30 p.m.

Reception and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, 9 February 2017

7 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8 a.m.

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

9 a.m.

Break 

9:15 a.m.

Ladle Metallurgy Furnace — LMF
Helmut Oltmann, Nucor Steel-Berkeley​

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

EAF Maintenance Requirements
Stephan Ferenczy, Steel Dynamics Inc.- Structural & Rail Division
Typical electrical, mechanical and water-cooled equipment maintenance requirements will be discussed. Root cause failure analysis techniques and practical solutions will be presented.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

EAF Industry Perspective — Past and Future 
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America
Economic conditions in recent years have had a major impact on the capital investment requirements and demand for steel products. Understanding the impact of macroeconomic policies and their legacy effects on our industry allows us to know how we got here and where we might be going in market demand for our steel products and the development of our own EAF operations.  

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

Environmental Operations for the EAF
Sam Matson, CMC Americas​

3:45 p.m.

Break

4 p.m.

Tap-to-Cast Operations
Harriet Dutka, Magnesita Refractories​

Friday, 10 February 2017

7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast 

8 a.m.

The Basics of Arc Furnace Regulation System
Reinzi Santiago, Tenova Core
The session will discuss the concept of the Arc Furnace Regulation System with emphasis on its performance relationship with Harmonics, Flicker and energy consumption

9:15 a.m.

Break

9:30 a.m.

Gas/Carbon Injection Systems
Michael Grant, Air Liquide Global Management Services GmbH
This lecture will contain a practical scope describing the use of oxygen and gaseous fuels in the electric arc furnace. The importance and use of carbon injection will also be presented. The presentation will include the latest technologies of EAF burner, oxygen and carbon injection systems, as well as the general theory and strategy of their use for conventional practice and for using alternate raw materials (DRI, hot metal, etc.). A strong emphasis on the safe use of oxygen will be made

11 a.m.

Graphite Electrode Manufacture and Use
Theodore Kurela, GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Graphite electrodes are a key component in the operation of an electric arc furnace. This presentation explains the electrode manufacturing process as well as methods to ensure their safe and efficient use once placed into service.

Noon

Conference Adjourn