Technology Committees

Energy & Utilities Technology Committee Activities

►Past Activities

The EUTC met 1–2 September 2015, Suffolk, Va., USA. The EUTC began its AISTech 2016 session development, including the selection of abstracts, session titles and chairs, and a review of papers chair and session chair instructions.
The EUTC finalized its AISTech 2017 Call for Papers topic and discussed items to be reviewed at the AIST Leadership Conference. The Energy Achievement Award was discussed and solicitation of nominations reviewed. The Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems conference was also reviewed.

The following technical presentations were given:

  • “Natural Gas Supply/Price Outlook,” by Richard Ricks, Columbia Gas/NiSource.

  • “Reduce Energy Costs/Compressed Air Blow,” by Anthony Sobczak, Silvent Intech.

  • “ZoloScan Technology,” by David Giltner, Zolo Technologies Inc.

  • “High-Temperature Ladle Refractories,” by Robert Doty, IMACRO Inc.

The next morning, the group toured the Nucor Steel–Hertford County plant in Cofield, N.C., USA.

Mark Kampe (left) presented the EUTC service plaque to Dan
Michael (right).

The EUTC met 4 May 2015, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The following officers were elected:

  • Chair — Mark Kampe, CEC Combustion Safety

  • Vice Chair/Energy Achievement Award Subcommittee chair — Rishabh Bahel, ArcelorMittal Cleveland

  • Papers chair — Lou York, Case Engineering Inc.

  • Technology Training Conference chair — ShailesGangoli, Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

Meeting Highlights:
The EUTC discussed  the 2015  Steel  Mill  Combustion and Thermal  Systems conference, which  will  be held  in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, in October 2015.

The EUTC met 20–21 August 2013, Hammond, Ind., USA. Jared Kaufman, EUTC chair, welcomed the attendees and led a discussion of the EUTC’s mission statement and relevance to the industry.
Nominations for the 2014 AIST Board of Directors Awards were solicited. The Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems seminar, to be held 5–7 November 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, was reviewed. An update on the Energy Achievement Award was also provided. Chenn Zhou and Bin Wu of Purdue University – Calumet gave a technical presentation on the capabilities of the Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation. Kurt Anderson gave a presentation about the No. 7 blast furnace and No. 5 boiler system project at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor. The group then toured ArcelorMittal’s boiler house No. 5.
On the second day, Mark Kampe, EUTC papers chair, led a discussion on abstract selection for AISTech2014. Two sessions were established, one titled, “Future Trends in the Steel Industry,” and the other a joint session with the Electric Steelmaking Technology Committee. It was also decided that the EUTC would solicit papers and develop a session exploring how natural gas revolution will shape the North American steel industry.