Technology Committees

Continuous Casting Technology Committee Meeting

8 May 2017 • Music City Center • Room 104A • Nashville, TN, USA

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1. Chair’s opening remarks ~ Rick Besich
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

  • AISTech 2017 update

  • AIST Staff changes

Main agenda items


Present Technology Committee awards

  • Caster Best Paper Award:  “New Pseudo 3-D Dynamic Secondary Cooling Model Implementation and Results at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor by Kenneth Blazek, Rudolf Moravec, Kai Zheng, Michael Lowry, Nicholas Gregurich, and Garrett Flick. 


Review Mission Statement

  • To provide a forum on continuous casting to learn about new and current technologies, discuss safe operational and maintenance practices, as well as network with industry professionals of all disciplines.


CCTC Officers for 2017/2018 term:

  • Chair ~  Ian Deeks

  • Vice Chair ~ Rudolf Moravec

  • Papers Chair ~ Yury Krotov

  • Education Co-Chairs ~ Jeff Brower & Bill Schlichting

  • Roundup Chair ~ Eric Rosenow


2017 Caster Training Seminar

  • Date 16-19 October 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • SDI Columbia City will be the host plant

  • CCTC requested a program change for this training seminar that would move the committee meeting to Wednesday morning during the training seminar


2017 Japan Caster Study Tour

  • Date will be 5-11 November 2017

  • Registration is open for CCTC & MSCTC producer members

  • Limited number will be 21 members

Discussion items


Fall meeting topic / theme. Presentations accepted.


Next meeting ~ Wednesday, 19 October 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Present Chair plaque


Chair conclusion ~ Rick Besich

1:30 p.m.