Hot Sheet & Plate Rolling Fund.


Schedule

19–22 September 2022Courtyard by Marriott Starkville MSU at The Mill Conference Center •​ Starkville, MS, USA


Sunday, 18 September 2022

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Monday, 19 September 2022

7 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast    

8 a.m.

Keynote Presentation

8:30 a.m.

Supporting a Safety Culture
Robert Brock, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division
This presentation provides a review of practices that contribute to a healthy safety culture.

9:15 a.m. 

Group Discussion on Safety
Moderator, Robert Brock, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m. 

Overview of Rolling
Nancy Hake, NLMK Indiana

11 a.m.

Basic Rolling Theory
Yuli Liu, Quad Engineering Inc.
This presentation begins with basic concepts of rolling, and then introduces the theories to calculate rolling force, torque and power. A common misunderstanding on gaugemeter control model is rectified. An interactive program will be used to demonstrate basic rolling theories.

Noon

Lunch     

1 p.m.

Review of Metallurgical Basics
Nilesh Kumar, University of Alabama
Metallurgical fundamentals relevant to hot rolling and hot-rolled products will be presented.

2 p.m.

Break 

2:15 p.m.

Application of Fundamentals to Hot Rolled Processing/Products
Nilesh Kumar, University of Alabama

3 p.m.

The Reheat Furnace
William Barraclough, Tenova Inc.
The presentation will discuss the various types of reheat furnaces used in the steel industry. It will briefly describe major design elements of each furnace type and their use and application. It will also give some typical performance data for each type.

4 p.m.

Roughing Mill Area Equipment

5 p.m.

Reception

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introductions and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. 

Flatness With Profile Control
Eugene Nikitenko, U. S. Steel Research and Technology Center
Presentation will cover the following topics: 1. Flatness definition, measurements and ASTM standards. 2. Fundamentals of strip buckling under applied compressive stress. 3. Relationship between flatness and strip profile. 4. Profile and flatness control.

9:45 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.

Roll Design Concepts
Chris Hrizo, WHEMCO Inc.
Roll performance is critical for production of high-quality hot band and plate. Evolving mechanical design features of modern rolling mills that address processing requirements of advanced flat roll products also govern innovation in roll technology. Roll metallurgy for hot rolling applications optimizes important performance characteristics such as wear resistance, thermal response and damage tolerance.

11 a.m

Roll Failure, Possible Issues and Mitigation
Lewis Graff, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Southwest-Sinton Division
This presentation discusses the cause of roll defects and how to identify their source. It addresses roll spalling causes, types and failure modes. The discussion will include non-destructive testing equipment and the mitigation of roll failure.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Plant Tour of Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division or Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.

5 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

7 a.m.

Breakfast

HOT SHEET ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m.

Introductions and Safety Share

8:15 a.m. 

Finishing Mill Equipment 1 and 2

9:30 a.m. 

Break

9:45 a.m.

Finishing Mill Operations and Temperature Control
Rajat Bathla and Cliff Chatman, Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor

10:45 a.m.

Mini-Mills

11:45 a.m.

Lunch 

12:45 p.m. 

Hot Strip Mill Surface Defects

1:45 p.m. 

Break

2 p.m. 

Hot Strip Mill Surface Defects (cont’d)

3 p.m.

Continued Developments in Hot Rolling

4:15 p.m. 

Question-and-Answer Session 

PLATE ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m. 

Plate Rolling Introduction and Safety Share

8:15 a.m.

Introduction to Coil and Discrete Plate Rolling

9:15 a.m.

Break

9:30 a.m.

Steckel Rolling – Equipment
Andrew Smith, SSAB Alabama
This discussion will focus on the basics of the mill equipment unique to a Steckel mill operation.

10:30 a.m.

Steckel Rolling – Process

11:30 a.m.

Lunch    

12:30 p.m. 

Plate Finishing Equipment

1:30 p.m.

Break

1:45 p.m.

Practical Aspects of Plate Leveling

3 p.m.

Plate Heat Treatment

4 p.m.

Question-and-Answer Session

Thursday, 22 September 2022

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introductions and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. 

Gauge and Width Control for Hot Rolling Mills
Reg Snyder, TMEIC Corp. Americas
This instructional presentation is an overview of the concepts and control methods used in hot strip mills and plate mills for control of width and thickness. Practical considerations for quality issues in various mill configurations are provided.

10 a.m.

Break    

10:15 a.m.

Drivetrain Design
Ken Hutter, Belden-Hutter Inc.
Drivetrain designs are influenced by many forces and interactions. Each component has a purpose along with its own design requirements

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m. 

Maintenance and Reliability
Ken Hutter, Belden-Hutter Inc.
Good maintenance and reliability practices improve efficiencies, downtime control and overall cost

1:30 p.m.

Descaling, Roll Cooling and Spray Issues in Hot Rolling
Lesli Peterson, Spraying Systems Co.
This presentation covers spray nozzle basics for descaling and roll cooling.

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m.

Runout Table Cooling Technology
Stuart Hardcastle, Hatch Associates Inc.
An introduction to runout table cooling technologies, features, challenges and defects.

3:45 p.m.

Hot Strip Mill Downcoilers — Practical Considerations for Operation and Maintenance
Jose DeJesus, Xtek Inc.
This presentation includes discussion of basic downcoiler operation and the equipment in the downcoiler. The impact of maintenance practices on the machine and its function are also examined.

4:45 p.m.

Question-and-Answer Session and Conference Adjourn