Technology Committees

Continuous Casting Technology Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 29 June 2021Music City Center, Room 104C • Nashville, TN USA 

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1. Chair’s opening remarks—Rudolf Moravec
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items

  • Present Technology Committee awards

    • 2020 Continuous Casting Best Paper Award—Franz Ramstorfer, Leonardo Martins Demuner, Fabio Luiz Lourenço, Vinicius Cunha Aranda, Vinicius Sinhorely Oliveira, Willian Junior Correa, Eduardo Hernandez Duarte, Lúcio Mascarenhas Fernandes  for the paper titled “Increasing safety, operation efficiency and process reliability: Implementation of robotized tundish operations at Ternium Brasil

  • 2021 Continuous Casting Best Paper Award—Ernesto J. Serrano, Sean P. McCann, William Schlichting, M. Keel, Cory Paynes, Mathew Liedtke, Thinium Natarajan, Brendan Flanigan, Colin C. Tomazin, Mike Knights, Marcellino Fornasier for the paper titled "Improvement of Centerline Segregation at United States Steel Corporation’s Gary Works No. 2 C line Continuous Caster"

  • Review Mission Statement

    • To provide a forum on continuous casting to learn about new and current technologies, discuss safe operational and maintenance practices, as well as network with industry professionals of all disciplines.

  • Nominations for Board of Director Level Awards—Distinguished Member and Fellow, Sendzimir Award, Fairless Award and Steelmaker of the Year nominations

  • Develop committee objectives for next year

    • Meeting Locations

      • Fall Meeting—co-located with the Continuous Casting training seminar

      • Winter Meeting—joint meeting with MSCTC???

    • Technical Topic to be discussed and possible presenters

    • Conferences/Webinars/ Study Tour

      • Continuous Casting—A Practical Training Seminar

        • 19-21 October 2021

        • Birmingham, AL

      • South Korea Study tour still on hold as the country is still currently requiring 14 day quarantine upon entry regardless of vaccination status

  • Elect New Officers

    • Chair—Jim Gilmore, SAM America

    • Vice Chair— Scott Brown, SDI or Ken Morales

    • Papers Chair— Tobin Smith, SDI

    • Roundup Chairs— Dr. Ron O’Malley, Missouri University of Science & Technology & Mark Masters, CMC Alabama

    • Technology Training Chairs: Jeff Brower, Primetals Technologies; Bill Schlichting, U.S. Steel; Scott Brown, Steel Dynamics—Columbia City

    • Young Professional Representative– Tyler Higgins

  • Present Chair Plaques

    • 2019-2020 & 2020-2021—Rudolf Moravec


Discussion Items


Next meeting
Wednesday 20 October, 2021 co-located with the Continuous Casting—A Practical Training Seminar in Birmingham, AL


Chair conclusion

1:00 p.m.


Lunch will be served following the meeting. Photos of award winners & chairs with officers of committee and awards committees.