• Secondary Steelmaking Refractories

    8–10 October 2024 • Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown – Broadway • Nashville, Tenn., USA

    Secondary Steelmaking Refractories


Secondary Steelmaking Refractories – A Practical Training Seminar

8–10 October 2024 • Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown – Broadway • Nashville, Tenn., USA

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About the Program

Secondary steelmaking refractory maintenance is vital to both productivity and safety in a meltshop and caster. It is important for those involved to have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of refractory system design. Consultants, suppliers and recognized industry experts have developed a curriculum to educate attendees on the following topics: refractory raw material selection; properties of refractories, application and limitations of refractories; theory and application of insulation; design and application of stir plugs, lances and slidegates; free opens, refractory handling, installation and pre-heating; ladle secondary steelmaking — LMF; and casting requirements and wear mechanisms.

Presentations will provide data from steelmaking operations, and attendees will benefit from the practical experience of the presenters, including the application of the latest tools and techniques being used. Open discussions will allow participants to gather additional information and network with attendees and instructors.

Who Should Attend 

This conference is intended for steelmaking operations personnel, maintenance and supervisory employees. Refractory suppliers and service suppliers should also attend. The AIST Ladle & Secondary Refining and Refractory Systems Technology Committees strongly believe that this course provides the basic knowledge for a better understanding of secondary steelmaking, refractory and insulating systems.

Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) Program

AIST recently launched the Bring Your Own Young Professional (BYOYP) program to encourage our members to help boost the next generation’s involvement in AIST and the steel industry. If you are an AIST member and are bringing a Young Professional (age 30 and under) to the conference, you can receive a free gift. All you have to do is enter their contact information on the registration form when you sign up for the conference. Find out more information about the program here.  

Professional Development Hours

This course may qualify for up to 14 Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of PDH credits earned for the course. This course is not approved for PDH credits in New York, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Organized By

AIST’s Ladle & Secondary Refining and Refractory Systems Technology Committees

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