Specialty Alloy and Foundry


Schedule

21–23 September 2021Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square • Columbus, OH, USA

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America

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 Preventive 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
This session is an introduction to electric arc furnace (EAF steelmaking. Furnace configurations and their components, critical operating parameters and operational efficiencies are just a few of the topics of discussion. Information on scrap usage, chemical energy utilization and maintenance concepts are introduced. This session provides an introduction to EAF steelmaking for those new to the operation and may even provide some new insights for skilled operators. 

2 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m. 

Material Selection
Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
Scrap is the key raw material in electric arc furnace steelmaking, and controlling residuals is essential to making quality steel.

3:15 p.m. 

Break

3:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Steel Refining
Allen Chan, Linde
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, 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 on mainly on the operational aspects of bottom-pour casting. Some of the topics that will be discussed are casting hardware, mold and mold life, and casting defects.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Depart for Plant tour of Fisher Cast Steel Products, Inc.

4–6 p.m.

Reception and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Allen Chan, Linde
Panelist:
Dennis Rodal, ELG Haniel Metals Corp.
Raymond Monroe, Steel Founders’ Society of America
Mark Suer, AK Steel Research and Innovation Center

Thursday, 23 September 2021

7 a.m. 

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Remelting Ingots
Aaron Teske, Consarc Corp.

9 a.m. 

Break

9:15 a.m.

Solidification and Casting: Foundry and Elements
Diana David, Steel Founders’ Society of America
This presentation will provide an overview of the foundry casting process. The effect of various elements on processing and properties of common cast grades will also be discussed.

10 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m.

Refractory Fundamentals
Herman Moggee, RHI Magnesita
An introduction to refractory design, production and use in the alloy steelmaking environment.

11 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.

Specialty Refractory Shapes
Andrew Pinskey, Holland Manufacturing Corp.
Refractory shapes play an intricate part in the metal process. The usage of refractory shapes for molten metal control and metal processes are explored in this presentation

Noon

Adjourn Conference