Hot Sheet & Plate Rolling Fund.


Schedule

20–24 October 2019 • Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa • Michigan City, IN, USA

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Sunday, 20 October 2019

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Monday, 21 October 2019

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
John Mengel, ArcelorMittal USA

8:30 a.m.

Safety – It’s a Conversation
Robert Brock, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division
Safety culture is dynamic. A successful safety culture is marked by communication that can be difficult to maintain in today's lean workforce environment. This presentation will look at ideas for improving and maintaining good safety communication practices.

9:15 a.m.

Safety Panel Discussion

9:45 a.m.

Break

10 a.m. 

Safety Share
 

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 the basic concepts of rolling, and then introduces the theories to calculate rolling force, torque and power. Basic theories of gauge and shape control are also included. An interactive program will be used to demonstrate basic rolling theories.

Noon

Lunch

12:50 p.m.

Safety Share

1 p.m.

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

2 p.m.

Break 

2:15 p.m.

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

3 p.m.

The Reheat Furnace
Jared Kaufman, Tenova Inc.
This discussion will be an introduction to the purpose, basic design and operating characteristics of a reheat furnace as used in a hot sheet or plate rolling mill. The presentation will highlight the typical furnace structure and lining, material handling, process combustion and exhaust systems, safety systems, and automation

4 p.m.

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

5 p.m. 

Question and Answer Session

5:10 p.m.

Reception

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introductions

8:30 a.m.

Flatness with Profile Control
Eugene Nikitenko, U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center
Presentation will cover flatness, including definitions, measurements and ASTM standards; fundamentals of strip buckling under applied compressive stress, Buckling conditions for center buckles and buckling conditions for wavy edges; the relationship between flatness and strip profile, plain strain hypothesis and flatness as a function of strip unit crown change; and profile and flatness control, roll stack deformations, mill actuators and flatness sensors.

9:45 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.

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

11 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.

Noon

Lunch  

1 p.m.  

Plant Tour of ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor

5 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

HOT SHEET ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m.

Introductions

8:30 a.m.

Finishing Mill Equipment 1 and 2
Frank Beddings, Primetals Technologies USA LLC
An overview of finishing mill equipment from the entry of the finishing stands through the downcoiler.

9:45 a.m. 

Break

10 a.m.

Finishing Mill Operations and Temperature Control
Ian Ward, Primetals Technologies USA LLC
The presentation focuses on the goal of stable mill operations and the necessary key requirements for this to be achieved. These key requirements will be discussed in detail and illustrated by actual examples and results.

11 a.m. 

Mini Mills
Michael Peretic, SMS group Inc.

Noon

Lunch  

1 p.m. 

Hot Rolling Defects
Dmitri Nassyrov, Nucor Steel–Berkeley
“What’s this?” A practical guide in determining the origin of defects that could be seen on a hot rolling mill without blaming the previous production units.

2 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m.

Hot Rolling Defects (Cont’d)
Dmitri Nassyrov, Nucor Steel–Berkeley

3:15 p.m.

Continued Developments in Hot Rolling
Michael Peretic, SMS group Inc.​

4:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

PLATE ROLLING TRACK

8 a.m.

Plate Rolling Introduction

8:15 a.m. 

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

9 a.m. 

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.

Break

10 a.m.

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

Noon

Lunch  

1 p.m.

Plate Finishing Equipment
Eric Thokar, CISDI USA
Topics will include: cooling beds, plate transfers, sidetrimmers and shears, dividing and flying shears, ultrasonic testing, inspection, marking, and piling.

2 p.m.

Break   

2:15 p.m.

Practical Aspects of Plate Leveling
Jim Kitson, Allor Manufacturing, Inc./Plesh Industries Inc., and Dave Withrow, Withrow Industries Inc.
This session will focus on the need for leveling when rolling hot plate, theory, terminology, types of levelers, roll sizes, machine loads, and the effects of the industry trending toward higher-strength materials. Interaction among the attendees is encouraged to discuss real-world problems, cause and effects, maintenance, leveler settings, etc

3:30 p.m. 

Plate Heat Treatment
Joseph Stubenbort, Tenova Core, and Holger Kehler, Tenova LOI Thermprocess
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.

Question and Answer Session

Thursday, 24 October 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

Introductions

8:30 a.m.

Gauge and Width Control
Reginald Snyder, TMEIC 
A study of the process control strategies and regulating systems involved in hot band gauge and width

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Safety Share

10:30 a.m.

Descaling, Roll Cooling and Spray Issues in Hot Rolling
Lesli Peterson, Spraying Systems Co.
Overview of the spray applications in descaling and roll cooling. Topics include the nozzles used in these applications and how to apply them.

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 a.m. 

Hot Strip Mill Downcoilers — Practical Considerations for Operation and Maintenance
Jose de Jesus, Xtek Inc.
A review of the operating sequence of a downcoiler, with an eye to what matters for coil quality and maintaining the equipment to accomplish quality coiling

1:30 p.m.

Runout Table Cooling Technology
Stuart Hardcastle, Hatch Associates Inc.
An insight into runout table cooling technologies, cooling strategies, and impact on material properties and shape.

2:30 p.m. 

Break

2:45 p.m. 

Roll Design/Roll Surface Quality
Kevin Marsde​n

3:30 p.m.

Roll Shop Practices
Alfredo Brambilla and Erasmo Trenti, Tenova Inc.

4:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session and Closing Comments

5 p.m.

Conference Adjourn