Technology Committees

Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee Meeting

Date: 9–10 September 2015
Location: Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza • Merrillville, IN, USA

►Agenda (PDF)

Hotel Arrangements

Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza
800 East 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
Group Rate: $109
Cut-Off: 18 August 2015


9 September 2015
Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza – Celebrity East

2:00 p.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
        Introductions of Meeting Attendees
        New Member Update by Neal Pyke
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements


Safety Roundtable – Open Forum for any significant safety items

Main agenda items


AISTech session development (Karim Alshurafa)


AIST Leadership Conference – Solicit any discussion items/concerns to be discussed at the LDC in November


Charles Herty Award Nominees Evaluations (Need Volunteers)


Association Level Awards

  • Distinguished Member

  • Sendzimir Award


BOF Roundup (Currently North and South America and India)


Discuss AIST Process Benchmarking Participation and Data Entry (Brian Bliss)


Study Tour Reviews and Future Plans

Discussion Items


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

4:30 p.m.


8:00 p.m.

Joint informal Social Hour with ISIJ Study Tour Attendees

10 September 2015

8:00 a.m.

Depart Hotel for ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

8:30 a.m.

Arrive at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor for Tour

9:00 a.m.

Joint ISIJ-AIST Tour of ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

11:30 a.m.

Joint ISIJ-AIST Lunch at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

12:30 p.m.

Joint ISIJ-AIST Technical Discussion

Topics: Technical discussion and presentations with OSTC

**Each steel plant to make a 10 minute presentation on their topic**

ISIJ Technical Topic:

  1. Improving Hot Metal Desulfurization by Mechanical Stirring

  2. Preventing Rephosphorization during tapping in BOF Steelmaking

  3. Reducing Tap Temperature at the BOF

AIST Technical Topic: 

1. Steel Shop Automation

a. Control and Automation of the Process
b. New Automation Technology

2. Furnace Practices

a. Nitrogen Control
b. Slag Carryover Control
c. Ladle Slag Chemistry Control
d. Slag Treatment

4:30 p.m.

Conclude and Return to Hotel

6:30 p.m.

Joint Social ISIJ and AIST Dinner (tie optional)
Keynote Address by AIST Executive Committee

Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza - Ambassador/Apollo Room 

To participate in this dinner, there will be a $50 per person commitment fee.  
Fee covers the reception, dinner and drinks from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.