Steel Mill Combustion and Thermal Systems
27–28 October 2020 • Virtual Meeting
The health of our members, partners and staff is AIST’s prime concern. Due to current state and local regulations regarding allowable meeting size and travel, we are transitioning our fall Technology Training Conferences to virtual events. While we are disappointed not to be able to meet in person, we believe we have created strong programs to further increase your technical knowledge.
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, product quality and environmental emissions. The seminar will be held in a classroom setting to encourage active discussion and sharing of experiences among participants.
The goal of the seminar will be to give students the basic knowledge and operating background to assess and understand the condition of their combustion system equipment. Attendees will also be given exposure to the latest techniques for upgrade and optimization of their systems. The relationship of hardware and controls will be highlighted. Case studies and hands-on equipment samples will be provided to complement theoretical analysis. Applied combustion topics such as the use of sensors and diagnostics, advanced energy optimization techniques like thermal recovery and use of pure oxygen, as well as selection of refractory materials, will be covered.
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 18 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.
AIST's Energy & Utilities Technology Committee
Previous Course Program
21–23 March 2017 • Nashville, Tenn., USA