Technology Committees

Ladle & Secondary Refining Technology Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Location: Room 328 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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

Main agenda items


Present Technology Committee award

  • LSRTC Best Paper Award for “CFD Modeling to Stimulate Gas Stirring Process Using Bottom Plugs in a Steel Ladle” by Pavan K. Shivaram – U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center.


Review LSRTC Mission Statement


2016 Ladle Secondary Refining Training Seminar update ~ Jimmy Barrett


Develop committee objectives for next year


Fall joint meeting with the RSTC follows the training seminar in Memphis

  • Technical Topic to be discussed is ladle Campaign Life and Ladle Deformation. 


Elect New Officers for the 2016/2017 term:

  • Chair ~ Sunday Abraham

  • Vice Chair ~ Helmut Oltmann

  • Papers Chair ~ Matt Hallam

  • Members Chair ~ Dean Lovewell

  • Education Chair ~ Jimmy Barrett

  • Roundup Chair ~ Kevin Cotchen 


Present Chair Plaque to Sunday Abraham

Discussion Items


Joint winter meeting with the Metallurgy Steelmaking & Casting Technology Committee.


Next meeting ~ Thursday, 13 October 2016 in Memphis following seminar


Chair conclusion ~ Sunday Abraham

1:00 p.m. 



Lunch will be after meeting is adjourned