Specialty Alloy and Foundry


Schedule

18–21 March 2019The Hilton Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA, USA


Monday, 18 March 2019

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Carpenter Technology Keynote Presentation

8:30 a.m.

Markets and Applications for Foundries and Specialty Steels
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America

9:30 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m.

Induction Preventative Maintenance Procedures
Charles Fink, Inductotherm Corp.
This presentation will cover the recommended procedure typically performed on solid-state induction melting systems. This includes the solid-state power supply, furnace, cooling system, hydraulic system and bus bars that can be found in a meltshop using induction melting equipment.

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Induction Melting Practices
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

EAF Steelmaking
Harriet Dutka, SANGRAF International​

2 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m.

Material Selection
Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Non-Induction Melting
Allen Chan, Praxair Inc.
This presentation briefly reviews melting: energy required and forms of energy, basic furnace types, electric arc furnace operations and safety.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Steel Refining
Allen Chan, Praxair Inc.
This presentation briefly reviews the fundamentals of steel refining: degassing, desulfurization, decarburization, quality steel processing techniques and safety.

9 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m.

Solidification and Casting: Foundry
Raymond Monroe and Diana David, Steel Founders’ Society of America
This presentation will talk about the metallurgy of steel castings. An overview on foundry engineering will be given. The filling and solidification of steel in molds will be discussed. Typical microstructures and casting defects will also be presented.

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Casting of Specialty Steel Ingots
Mark Suer, AK Steel Research and Innovation Center
The principles of casting specialty steel ingots will be presented. This presentation will focus mainly on the operational aspects of bottom-pour casting. Some of the topics that will be discussed are casting hardware, molds and mold life and casting defects.

Noon

Boxed Lunch and Plant Tour of Carpenter Technology Corp.

4–6 p.m.

Reception and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Allen Chan, Praxair Inc., Panelists: Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America; Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.; and Mark Suer, AK Steel Research and Innovation Center, and Harriet Dutka, SANGRAF International

Thursday, 21 March 2019

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Remelting Ingots

9 a.m.

Break

9:15 a.m.

The Elements
Diana David, Steel Founders’ Society of America
This presentation will cover the alloying additions in making steel and specialty alloys and their effects on the microstructure and properties. Tramp elements and gases will also be discussed.

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Basic Refractories
Herman Moggee, RHI Magnesita
A basic overview of refractory use and selection in the stainless steel, alloy and foundry industry. What are the typical pitfalls influencing refractory performance?

11 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.

Specialty Refractory Shapes
Andrew Pinskey, Holland Manufacturing Corp.
Refractories are used in metal processing. Special refractory shapes are designed for a specific purpose in metal processing. This presentation will examine and describe refractory shapes

Noon

Adjourn Conference