Past Events


Ladle Refractory and Secondary Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar

Ladle Refractory and Secondary Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar was held in Charleston, S.C., USA, on 30 September–2 October 2013. There were 76 attendees at the fifth annual training conference. Jimmy Barrett, AIST Ladle & Secondary Refining Technology Committee (LSRTC) education chair, introduced Ross Straubunger, Nucor Steel–Berkeley, as the keynote speaker. Presenters included: Jimmy Barrett, Allied Mineral Products Inc.; Ruth Engel, Refractory Consulting Services; Rob Doty, IMACRO Inc.; John Panconi, Bisco Refractories; Paul Woods, Vesuvius USA; Kamalesh Mandal, Severstal Columbus; Helmut Oltmann, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; and Kevin Cotchen, SMS Siemag LLC. The 2014 Ladle Refractory and Secondary Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar will be held on 6–8 October 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA. 

1. The Ladle Refractory and Secondary Steelmaking panelists included (left to right): Kamalesh Mandal, Severstal Columbus; Helmut Oltmann, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; Jimmy Barrett, Allied Mineral Products Inc.; and Kevin Cotchen, SMS Siemag LLC. 2. Presenters at the Ladle  Refractory and Secondary Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar included (left to right): Kevin Cotchen; Rob Doty; Ruth Engel; Paul Woods; Jimmy Barrett, LSRTC education chair; Kamalesh Mandal; and John Panconi. 3. Helmut Oltmann (standing, left) accepts a plaque of appreciation from Jimmy Barrett (standing, right) for hosting a tour of Nucor Steel–Berkeley.