Long Products Rolling


Schedule

25–28 February 2019Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District • Charleston, SC, USA


Monday, 25 February 2019

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Introduction

8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Overview of Nucor Steel–Berkeley

8:30 a.m.

Changing the Mindset for a Safer Environment
Joe Jacobin, Nucor Steel–Berkeley, and Derek Voight, Nucor LMP Steel Inc.
The journey to changing the safety mindset in the steel industry involves a few basic steps. Included will be discussion and examples on how to create movement toward changing the safety mindset in one’s organization.

9:30 a.m. 

Break

9:45 a.m.

Rod/Bar Products and Applications
Bob Cryderman, Colorado School of Mines
This presentation provides a summary of bar and rod applications in finished parts, as well as how the parts are used in service. Key processes utilized to convert hot-rolled product into finished parts are described, including straightening, inspection, cold finishing, forging, in process heat treatment, machining and final heat treatments.

10:45 a.m. 

Rolling Mill Metallurgy
Jonathan Straetker, Nucor Steel–Nebraska

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Pass Design and Rolling Theory
Joseph Kennedy, Quad Engineering Inc. 

2 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m,

Pass Design and Rolling Theory, Part II
Joseph Kennedy, Quad Engineering Inc.

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Micro-Mill Installation and Start-Up
James Glass, CMC Steel – Oklahoma
This presentation will discuss the building, installation and start-up of the new micro-mill in Durant, Okla., USA.

4:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

5–6 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

Plant Tour of Nucor Steel–Berkeley

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Reheat Furnace Basics
Michael Cochran, Bloom Engineering Co. Inc.​

2:15 p.m. 

Break

2:30 p.m.

Descaling and Spray Issues in Hot Rolling
Lesli Peterson, Spraying Systems Co.

3:15 p.m.

Technology of Merchant Bar Mills
Mario Fabro, SMS group Inc.

4:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

Thursday, 28 February 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Torque and the Rolling Stand
Kevin Barbee, Danieli Corp.

9:15 a.m.

Break

9:30 a.m.

Work Rolls
Bill Posey, SinterMet LLC

10:45 a.m.

Motors, Drive and Speed Control
Steve Pegg, Russula Corp.
Topics include AC vs. DC, drive performance requirements and automation solutions for long products rolling. Functions such as tension control, loop control and shear optimization will be discussed.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Cutting Technologies
George Burnet, Braun Machine Technologies LLC

2:15 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m.

In-Line Inspection Systems for Long Product Mills
Arnab Mukherjee, Danieli Taranis
The discussion will cover the description of systems and technologies that are being implemented for confirm manufacturing tolerances of finished goods in long product mills. The session would also include a case scenario and insights that are possible to be derived from analysis of observed data.

3:15 p.m.

TBD

4:30 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

5 p.m.

Adjourn Conference