• Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems

    Approx. 20% of the cost of producing steel is energy.

    Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems

Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems

About the Program

Approximately 20% of the cost of producing steel is energy, and of this, a large component is fuel for thermal processing. Additionally, proper maintenance and operation of the thermal systems in a steel plant have ramifications on safety, profitability, energy efficiency, productivity, product quality and environmental emissions.
The goal of the conference is to give attendees the knowledge and background to assess and understand the condition of their combustion system equipment. Attendees will also be given exposure to the latest techniques for the upgrade and optimization of their systems to improve energy performance and reduce emissions. The workshop will highlight the opportunities for sensors and controls to achieve tighter control of temperature zones, better adjusting of thermal systems, and increased process throughput and energy savings. The use of sensors and diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics modeling and visualization, techno-economic evaluations, and advanced energy optimization techniques such as thermal recovery and use of pure oxygen, as well as selection of refractory materials, will be covered. The conference will also cover decarbonization-related topics such as the use of low-carbon fuels and energy sources, use of electrotechnologies and the application of innovative energy efficiency solutions.
The course will be held in a classroom setting to encourage active discussion and sharing of experiences among participants. It will include a tour of a combustion demonstration facility on second day of the conference, which will offer participants a hands-on experience about what they learned in the classroom.

Who Should Attend

This training seminar is designed for supervisors, engineers, and technicians who are directly involved in the operation, maintenance, design or installation of combustion equipment in steel mills. Other attendees who would benefit from this seminar include risk managers, safety personnel, utility personnel who manage fuels utilization, purchasing personnel who procure utilities and environmental engineers who are responsible for air quality. This training would also benefit the energy engineers/managers who are responsible for energy efficiency and optimization on-site.

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 Energy & Utilities Technology Committee

Previous Course Program

21–23 March 2023 • Cleveland, OH USA