Technology Committees

Metallurgy — Steelmaking & Casting Technology Committee Meeting

Date: 28–29 October 2015
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Canton • Canton, OH, USA
Tour: TimkenSteel

►Agenda (PDF)

Hotel Arrangements   

Courtyard by Marriott Canton
4375 Metro Circle NW
Canton, OH 44720
Reservations: 1.800.971.4768 Group Name: AIST Cut Off: 2 October 2015
Room Rate: $139

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

8 a.m.

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

Main agenda items


Review 2015 Steel Industry Fatalities


AISTech 2016 paper sessions ~ Shahrooz Nafisi

Select session topics / theme
Nominate session chairs
Two sessions being developed for IECS & IQRS


Inclusion Engineering and Clean Steel (IECS) ~ Bill Jones, Sunday Abraham, and Sridhar Seetharaman have selected authors to contribute to an online volume for the Kent Peaslee memorial publication. Peter Glaws, Ron O’Malley, Lifeng Zhang, E. Buddy Damm, Scott Story and Chad Cathcart are writing the headline papers.  Selected prior articles will be included in the volume. AISTech 2016 will include (at least) one session on IECS to kick off the publication of the volume, which is intended for young engineers.


Internal Quality Rating System (IQRS) ~ Bill Jones, Sunday Abraham, Hongbin Yin and Pallava Kaushik are creating a session on slab quality for AISTech 2016. 



1. Resulfurized Steel Inclusion Failure ~ Troy Kaczorowski – Charter Steel
2. Stainless Billet Process Inclusions ~ Neil Sutcliffe – Nucor Gallatin
3. Seamless Pipe Macro Inclusions ~ Rodrigo Corbari – Vallourec Star
4. Recent Technological Advancements at the Faircrest Steel Plant ~  Peter Glaws - TimkenSteel


Next meeting:  9-10 March 2016 in Charleston, SC with Nucor Berkeley. 

5 p.m.

Chair conclusion ~ Roger Maddalena

Thursday, 29 October 2015

8 a.m.

Tour TimkenSteel

11 a.m.