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Iron & Steel Technology Feature Articles

March 2022

Effective Utilization Techniques for Coal Having High Maximum Fluidity Based on Unique Permeation Distance Evaluation by JFE Steel Corp.   (AISTech 2021)

Blast Furnace Flame Temperature Calculation Improvements by Hatch Ltd.  (AISTech 2021) 

30+ Year Campaign of IJmuiden Blast Furnace No. 6 by Tata Steel Netherlands and Danieli Corus Inc. (AISTech 2021)

Addition of Scrap and DRI/HBI to the Blast Furnace – Technology to Overcome Top Temperature Limits and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Hatch Ltd.  (AISTech 2021)

Safety First:
Ladle Access Device by Fletcher Engineered Solutions Inc.

Digital Transformations:
Machine Learning for Blast Furnace Productivity Improvement at Jindal Steel and Power Angul by Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., Qualicent Analytics Inc. and ABS Technical Services

April 2022

Novel Method for Stirring BOF Melts in Conjunction With Slag Splashing by Air Products & Chemicals Inc.   (AISTech 2021) 

An Assessment of State-of-the-Art Offgas Sensor Technology for Process Control in Steel Combustion Furnaces by OnPoint Digital Solutions LLC  (AISTech 2021)  

Mastering Fully Automated Steelmaking by Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH (AISTech 2021)

Increased Safety and Performance of BOF Relining at Ternium Brasil by Ternium Brasil and Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH  (AISTech 2021)

Endpoint Phosphorus Content Prediction in BOF Steelmaking Using PCA-Based Support Vector Regression (AIST Transactions) by Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and University of Toronto

Safety First:
Overhead Crane No-Fly Zones Minimize Collisions With Machinery and Structures When Operators Are Distracted
by Laser-View Technologies

Digital Transformations:
Analysis of Heat Loss in Oxygen Steelmaking
by Swinburne University of Technology and Tata Steel Netherlands 

May 2022

Experience of Blowing-In and Production Ramp-Up of The Largest Blast Furnace of India by Tata Steel Ltd.  (AISTech 2021)

Modern Blast Furnace Top Gas Cleaning: Wet Separation Improvements at U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works B2 Blast Furnace by Paul Wurth and U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works  (AISTech 2021) 

A Review of the Economic and Environmental Fundamentals of Selecting Heat Recovery for Combustion Systems in the Steel Industry by Fives North American Combustion Inc.  (AISTech 2021)

Environment Defines Productivity: Emission Control System Modification Using Fluid Dynamic Study of Building Ventilation at Sinobras Meltshop, Brazil by Bender Corp. Inc. and Sinobras Siderurgica Norte Brasil S.A.  (AISTech 2021)

SDI Heartland Temper Mill Stand Motor and Drive Replacement by TMEIC Corp. Americas and Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Heartland Division

The Formation and Distribution of Ti(C,N) to Prevent Blast Furnace Refractory Wear (AIST Transactions) by Carnegie Mellon University

Safety First:
Implementation of New Safety Protocols by Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor

Digital Transformations:
Building Scalable Intelligent System to Advise Predictive Maintenance Operations in a Steel Mill

June 2022

An Assessment of Ultralow-NOx Combustion Technology for the Steel Industry by Fives North American Combustion  (AISTech 2021)

Assessment of a Methodology to Measure Carbon Footprint and Support Decision-Making Process in a Company’s Supply Chain by Hatch  (AISTech 2021) 

Managing the Impact, Assessment, and Application of Solutions for Combustible Dust Mitigation and Control in Modern Manufacturing Environments by AUMUND Corp.  (AISTech 2021)

Methodology for Fatigue Life Assessment of a Converter ID Fan Impeller Using the Finite Element Analysis Method: A Case Study by Howden Americas – Aftermarket  (AISTech 2021)

Safety First: Fall Protection Standard Update by 3M

Digital Transformations: Robotic Workstation for Safe Ladle Sliding Gate Maintenance by BM Group Polytec S.p.A.

July 2022

Investigation on Flying Tundish Change and Separation Plate Using Micro-X-Ray Fluorescence at ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s No. 1 Continuous Caster by ArcelorMittal – Global R&D Hamilton and ArcelorMittal Dofasco G.P.  (AISTech 2021)

Reduction of Transverse Corner Cracks During Continuous Casting of Slabs by SSAB Americas  (AISTech 2021) 

Investigation of Optimal Continuous Casting Conditions for Superior Steel Cleanliness by EVRAZ North America  (AISTech 2021)

Improvement of Centerline Segregation at United States Steel Corporation’s Gary Works No. 2 C Line Continuous Caster by United States Steel Corporation and Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.p.A.  (AISTech 2021)

A Comparison of the Dynamics, Mixing Efficiency and Ladle Wall Wear in Gas-Stirred Ladles by RHI Magnesita  (AISTech 2021)

Optimization of Aluminum Deoxidation Practice in the Ladle Furnace (AIST Transactions) by Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

Safety First:
Implementing Multi-Level Crane Collision Avoidance Solutions Using Radio-Frequency Positioning and Communication in a Steel Meltshop by Timkamtech

Digital Transformations:
Digital Optimization of Refractory Maintenance by Mutsam Engineering, Graz University of Technology and RHI Magnesita

August 2022

Safe, Fast and Cost-Effective Caster Roll Change at SDI Butler by Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Butler Division and Hook Industrial Sales  (AISTech 2021)

How to Eliminate Missed Problems and False Alarms Using Machine Learning for Vibration Monitoring and Analysis by ITR and Primetals Technologies  (AISTech 2021) 

Work Roll Bearing Grease Selection – Going Beyond the Data Sheets  by The Timken Co.  (AISTech 2021)

Shooter 4.0 — A Prototype for Intelligent and Autonomous Gunning Maintenance by Mutsam Engineering, RHI Magnesita and BD & D Specialty Fabrication & Machine LLC (AISTech 2021)

Crane Girder Deformation Mapping Using Image Processing and Template Matching of Laser Scanner Point Cloud by The Pennsylvania State University and Falk-PLI Engineering and Surveying (AISTech 2021)]

About the Role of Previous Work Hardening in Structure and Properties Formation of Low-Carbon Steel Wire During Recrystallization Annealing (AIST Transactions) by Institute for Problems in Material Science of NAS of Ukraine

Safety First:
Slips, Trips and Falls Amongst Professional Drivers by PGT Trucking

Digital Transformations:
Importance of Simulation and Modern Logistics in Project Management by Outokumpu Stainless USA and Pesmel Oy