Hot Sheet & Plate Rolling Fund.


Schedule

8–11 February 2021 • Virtual Meeting

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Monday, 8 February 2021

8 a.m. EST

Introductions, Opening Remarks and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. EST

Supporting a Safety Culture
Robert Brock, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division
This presentation will provide ideas for supporting the growth of a safety program in an effort to improve the safety performance of the steel industry

9:30 a.m. EST

Break

9:45 a.m. EST

Overview of Rolling, Nancy Hake, NLMK Indiana

10:45 a.m. EST

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.

11:45 a.m. EST

Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. EST

Metallurgical Basics/Application of Fundamentals to Hot-Rolled Processing/Products
John Speer, Colorado School of Mines​

1:45 p.m. EST

Break

2 p.m.  EST (cont'd)

Metallurgical Basics/Application of Fundamentals to Hot-Rolled Processing/Products (cont'd)
John Speer, Colorado School of Mines​

3 p.m. EST

The Reheat Furnace
Bill Barraclough, Tenova Inc.
The presentation will address the different types of reheat furnaces used in the steel industry. It will cover the design aspects and systems that comprise the furnaces. Also, energy usage and efficiency will be discussed.

4 p.m. EST

Roughing Mill Area Equipment
Frank Beddings, Primetals Technologies USA LLC
An overview of the roughing mill equipment from the exit of the reheat furnaces to the entry of the finishing mill.

5 p.m. EST

Question-and-Answer Session

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

8 a.m. EST

Introductions and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. EST

Flatness With Profile Control
Eugene Nikitenko, U. S. Steel Research and Technology Center
This presentation will cover the following topics: 1. Flatness - definitions and measurements, and ASTM standards 2. Fundamentals of strip buckling 3. Relationship between flatness and strip profile 4. Profile and flatness control.

9:45 a.m. EST

Break

10 a.m. EST

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

11 a.m. EST

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

Noon

Adjourn

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

HOT SHEET ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m. EST

Introductions and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. EST

Finishing Mill Equipment 1 and 2
Frank Beddings, Primetals Technologies USA LLC
An overview of finishing mill equipment

9:45 a.m. EST

Break

10 a.m. EST

Finishing Mill Operations and Temperature Control
Ian Ward, Primetals Technologies USA LLC
A general presentation on the fundamentals of mill operations. Concepts covered are illustrated by examples.

11 a.m. EST

Mini-Mills
Mark Zipf, SMS Group Inc.

Noon

Lunch Break

1 p.m. EST

Hot Rolling Defects
Ashish Singh, Nucor Steel Arkansas

2 p.m. EST

Break

2:15 p.m. EST

Hot Rolling Defects (cont’d)
Ashish Singh, Nucor Steel Arkansas

3:15 p.m. EST

Continued Developments in Hot Rolling
Mark Zipf, SMS Group Inc.

4:30 p.m. EST

Question-and-Answer Session

PLATE ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m. EST

Plate Rolling Introduction and Safety Share

8:15 a.m. EST 

Steckel Rolling — Process
Blane Vines, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.
This presentation describes the Steckel mill rolling process.

9 a.m. EST

Steckel Rolling — Equipment
Blane Vines, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa Inc.
This discussion will focus on the basics of the mill equipment unique to a Steckel mill operation.

9:45 a.m. EST

Break

10 a.m. EST

Discrete Plate Rolling — Process and Equipment
Corey Ivey, Nucor Steel–Hertford County​

Noon

Lunch Break

1 p.m. EST

Plate Finishing Equipment
Eric Thokar
Description of equipment and processes used for plate finishing, including plate cooling, shearing, sidetrimming, inspection, marking and piling.

2 p.m. EST

Break

2:15 p.m. EST

Practical Aspects of Plate Leveling
The mechanism of stress realignment to flatten plates and the machines that accomplish that realignment are explained. The particular challenges presented by high-strength plates are addressed

3:30 p.m. EST

Plate Heat Treatment
Joseph Stubenbort, Tenova Core
This presentation will provide an overview of continuing developments regarding heat treating technologies for carbon steel plate. Specific topics will include the basics of carbon steel plate heat treatment, and a description of the type of furnaces needed for the various processes, along with the associated combustion system and automation. The current technology regarding quenching and mathematical quench models will also be discussed.

4:30 p.m. EST

Question-and-Answer Session

Thursday, 11 February 2021

8 a.m. EST

Introductions and Safety Share

8:30 a.m. EST

Gauge and Width Control for Hot Rolling Mills
Reginald Snyder,TMEIC
This presentation is an overview of the concepts and control methods used in hot strip mills and plate mills for control of width and thickness.

10 a.m. EST

Break

10:30 a.m. EST

Descaling, Roll Cooling and Spray Issues in Hot Rolling
Lesli Peterson, Spraying Systems Co.
Topics cover spray nozzles and their role in descaling and roll cooling operations.

11:30 a.m. EST

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. EST

Hot Strip Mill Downcoilers — Practical Considerations for Operation and Maintenance
Jose de Jesus, Xtek Inc.
A review of the operating sequence of a downcoiler, and the functions of each of the downcoiler components within that sequence. Attention is given to what matters for achieving coil quality and for maintaining the equipment to performance for consistent coil quality.

1:30 p.m. EST

Runout Table Cooling Technology
Stuart Hardcastle, Hatch Associates Inc.
An insight into the history and development of runout table cooling technologies and the challenges brought by today’s market requirements.

2:30 p.m. EST

Break

2:45 p.m. EST

Roll Design/Roll Surface Quality
Chris Hrizo, WHEMCO Inc.

3:30 p.m. EST

Roll Shops Maintenance Area — State of the Art of Related Equipment
Alfredo Brambilla, Tenova Inc.
Whereas the core of the roll shop mission is to provide refurbished rolls surfaces, efficiently and accurately, as required by the rolling mill to produce coils with the required quality and productivity, the workflow in the roll shop includes also a number of other auxiliary tasks involving rolls, chocks and bearings handling. Whereas roll grinding is a process highly automatized when state-of-the-art roll grinders are available, other auxiliary tasks engage operators to a number of manually controlled activities, involving handling of and/or around heavy and large mechanical items. Tenova Pomini provides roll shops users with state-of-the-art machines and equipment that perform safely and efficiently such work tasks, which engineering and design are developed and rooted over an accurate risk analysis and respecting the most current industrial safety standards

4:30 p.m. EST

Question-and-Answer Session and Closing Comments

5 p.m. EST

Conference Adjourn