Technology Committees

Continuous Casting Technology Committee Meeting

20 October 2021DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park • Birmingham, AL USA 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park 
8 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham, AL 35243
Reserve by 4 October 2021 for AIST Room Rate of $127
For reservations, call +1.205.967.2700 or Click Here

8 a.m.

1.    Chair’s opening remarks—Jim Gilmore
2.    Appoint minute-taker
3.    Antitrust guidelines
4.    Membership and attendance
•    Current membership—235 
5.    Review minutes of previous meeting
6.    AIST Staff Announcements—Anna Voss
7.    Safety Discussion and review of Steel Industry Fatalities
Discussion topic→No Man on the Floor improvements and equipment, what has your shop done to help remove people from the deck or get them away from liquid metal

Main agenda items

  • AISTech session development—Tobin Smith

    • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 Sept)

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

    • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions

      • Volunteers for session chairs

  • Finalize call for papers for next year

    • Thin and thick slab, bloom, beam blank, billet and near-net-shape casting machines; caster modeling; new and emerging innovations and technology in continuous casting including digitalization related to Industry 4.0; improvements and/or renovations in machine design to optimize operations relating to: safety, quality, productivity, reliability, energy, maintenance and the environment.

  • Technology committee award planning

    • Continuous Casting Best Paper

    • Board of Directors Awards

      • Distinguished Member and Fellow Award--shall be awarded to an AIST member who has attained eminent distinction in advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel and/or related activities of the industry, and has performed meritorious service to the association

      • Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Award—to recognize achievements and engineering contributions in developing process equipment for the steel industry. 

  • Finalize committee roundup—Dr. Ron O’Malley & Mark Masters

    • Roundup changes to be submitted by May 2022

  • Technology Training conference—Bill Schlichting & Jeff Brower

    • 2022 Continuous Casting—A Practical Training Seminar

  • South Korea Study Tour

    • At this time there is still a mandatory 14 day quarantine period for anyone entering Korea that had not been vaccinated in Korea. Until this is lifted for potential travel of AIST members from US and Canada the study tour is still on hold.


Discussion items

  • Technical topic→Defect Characterization

    • Ian Deeks, Nucor Arkansas

    • Bill Schlichting, US Steel

    • Rick Besich, Cleveland Cliffs Indiana Harbor

    • Sunday Abraham, SSAB Iowa


Next meeting

Joint meeting with Metallurgy—Steelmaking & Casting


Chair conclusion