Technology Committees

Cold Sheet Rolling and Galvanizing Technology Committees Joint meeting

30 August–1 September 2022 • Queretaro Congress Center • Queretaro, Mexico

►Agenda (PDF)
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Tour of JFE Galvanizing Line


Recommend flying into Queretaro International Airport (QRO) and taking taxi to hotel.

Hotel reservations can be made using Expo Acero’s “Hosting” link

AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 - Expo Acero - Queretaro Centro De Congresos, Queretaro, Mx.


Committee members are encouraged to attend the Expo Acero. The exhibit floor is free to attend. If you choose to attend the presentations, there will be a fee and you will need to register online.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 – Meeting room at Queretaro Centro De Congresos, Queretaro, Mx.

9:00 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting of 16 May 2022
6. AIST Staff Announcements
7. Steel Industry Fatalities

Main agenda items

  • AISTech 2023 session development

    • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 Sept) – (Handle via conference call if necessary)

    • Determine session structure (Due by 28 Oct) including session titles & session chairs

    • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions\

  • Finalize call for papers for AISTech 2024

    • Galvanizing - Hot-dip galvanize, galvanneal, aluminized, new zinc alloy coating and dual metallic/organic processes (new facilities and modernizations, productivity improvements, new equipment technologies), plus coated product substrate quality, defect prevention and detection, and new surface post-treatments.

    • Cold Sheet Rolling - Sheet and tin cold rolling, temper/skinpass rolling, pickling, cleaning and annealing facilities: new, revamps or modernizations. Process modeling and equipment reliability studies. New or revised technologies for enhancing safety, energy efficiencies, cost, quality, productivity and yield. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: width, thickness, shape, flatness, edge drop, surface, temperatures, properties, steering, and processing of new and/or advanced high-strength steels.

  • Finalize committee roundup

    • Galvanizing – Gary Dallin

      • Updates required by: 1 December 2022

  • Cold Sheet Rolling – Ken Hutter

    • Updates required by: 1 December 2022

  • Technology Training conferences

    • Galvanizing – Frank Goodwin

      • Galvatech 2022 – Recap

      • MS&T 2022 – 9-13 October 2022, Pittsburgh, PA

      • AISTech 2023 – 8-11 May 2023, Detroit, MI

      • Galvatech 2023 – 15-19 October 2023, Seoul, South Korea


Technical Discussion items

Coil Joining at Cold Mills & Galvanizing Lines

  • Coil Joining Advances and/& Weld Quality Control at:

  • a. Pickling Line/Tandem Cold Mills (PLTCMs)

  • b. Galvanizing & Continuous Annealing Lines
         Matt Keller, Taylor Winfield 
        (45minutes with QA after each sub-topic)

Fullhard Requirements – Incoming to Finishing Lines

  • Incoming Fullhard Quality Requirements by CGLs & CALs 
    Fabian Pizzuto, John Cockerill Industries

Controlling/Mastering Strip Shape

  • Actuators & Best Practices for Strip Flatness/Shape Control

  • Fullhard off the Cold Tandem Mill
    Mark Zipf, SMS group

  • Final product off the inline Skin Pass Mill at a CGL
    Mark Zipf, SMS group

Inline Monitoring and/or Control Systems

  • Quality Assurance Systems for Cold Rolling & CGL
    Patrick Jobst, EMG Automation GmbH

Cold Rolling Solution Maintenance / Chem Cleaning at CGLs

  • Rolling Emulsion Maintenance, Equipment & Practices at the TCM Affecting Cleanliness of Fullhard Coils Going to CGLs, 

  •  Will Hartley, Quaker-Houghton

  • Chemical Cleaning Best Practices at Galvanizing Lines

Automated Surface Inspection Systems & Quality Management Systems

  • Automated Surface Inspections Systems & Plantwide Integration (ASIS)
    Greg Gutmann, ISRA-Parsytec
    Presenter for Dr. Schenk

  • Coil Quality Grading & Management Tools
    Maxime Monnoyer, Fives KEODS
    Michael Peintinger, Smart Steel Technologies

Role of Roll Shop Technologies

  • Cold Mill & Skin Pass Mill Roll Shop Technologies and Practices (Grinding, Texturing, Cr and Cr-free Coatings)
    Jochen Muenker, Heinrich Georg Machinefabrik GmbH

Plant Tout Host Presentation

  • Overview of Nucor-JFE Steel CGL Capabilities & Featured Technologies, Plant Tour Safety & Logistics
    David Hamblin, Nucor-JFE JV


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

5:00 p.m.


Thursday, 1 September 2022 – Mill tour of Nucor - JFE Galvanizing Line


Leaving Expo Acero - Queretaro Centro De Congresos promptly at 9:00 am. Expect a 2-hour bus ride to the mill followed by a 2-hour mill tour then 2-hours back to the conference center.