Past Events


Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar

The 22nd annual Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar was held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on 2–6 February 2015. Charter Steel – Cleveland served as the host plant. There were 125 attendees. Steve Speth, plant manager, Charter Steel – Cleveland, gave the keynote presentation that kicked off the seminar. John Panconi, BISCO Refractories  Inc., then presented “Safety — Past, Present, Future.” Sam Matson, CMC Americas, completed the first day of presentations. 

For 22 consecutive years, Larry Heaslip, Interflow Techserv Inc., and Jeremy Jones, Continuous Improvement Experts LLC, have participated in the EAF training seminar. Heaslip gave a four-part presentation on the chemis-try of EAF steelmaking on Tuesday, 3 February 2015. Jones gave a two-part presentation on Wednesday, 4 February 2015.

Other presenters included Helmut Oltmann, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; Theodore Kurela, Graf­Tech International Holdings Inc.; Dennis Rodal,

ELG Haniel Metals Corp.; Mike Grant, Air Liquide Global Management Services GmbH; Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America; Reinzi Santiago, Tenova Core; Harriet Dutka, Magnesita Refractories; Jerry Castleman, Showa Denko Carbon Inc.; Tomas Richter, North American Refractories Co.; and Doug Zuliani, Tenova Goodfellow. 

The panel roundtable discussion participants were Eugene Pretorius, Nucor Steel–Berkeley; Jeremy Jones; Har-riet Dutka; and Sam Matson. Brett McGee, GrafTech International Holdings Inc., served as moderator. 

The 2016 Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking – A Practical Training Seminar will be held in Jacksonville, Fla., USA, on 1–5 February 2016, with Gerdau Long Steel North America Jacksonville Mill serving as host plant. 

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1. Greg Buragino (left) and Brett McGee (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to Steve Speth (center) for his keynote presentation at Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar. 2. The EAF roundtable panelists included (left to right): Harriet Dutka, Eugene Pretorius, Jeremy Jones and Sam Matson. 3. Presenters on the first day of Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar included (left to right): Greg Buragino, John Panconi, Larry Heaslip, Jeremy Jones, Sam Matson and Brett McGee.
Presenters on the second day of Modern Electric Furnace Steelmaking — A Practical Training Seminar included (left to right): Brett McGee, Mike Grant, Theodore Kurela, Harriet Dutka, Greg Buragino, Dennis Rodal and Raymond Monroe.