Technology Committees

Electrical Applications Technology Committee Meeting

17–18 October 2023Big River Steel • Osceola, AR, USA

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Hotel Arrangements

DoubleTree by Hilton Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Reserve by September 16 for AIST Room Rate of $165

For reservations, book online 

Tuesday 17-October-2023


Meeting Location
    Big River Steel

    2027 E. State Highway 198
    Osceola, AR  72370
Hybrid Meeting Arrangements
Please note your preference to attend either in-person or virtually during the meeting registration process.  AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.
Breakfast is available at the Mill each day in Big River’s cafeteria

9 a.m. CDT

1. Chair’s opening remarks – Hiranya Pathak
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting 9 May • Detroit, MI
6. AIST Staff Announcements
7. Steel Industry Fatalities

10:30 a.m. CDT


Main agenda items


  • AISTech session development – Mo Ahmed & Andy Wojcik Co-Papers Chairs

    • 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 next year, ♦ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS “Design, application, and/or engineering of power quality and distribution; AC/DC motor/drive technology; HMI systems; open architectural systems and other networks; electrical maintenance and electrical safety applications; and electrical upgrades/retrofits. Application of sensors for process control; efficiency and cost-effective solutions; on-line and off-line shape and flatness measurement; mechanical properties testing; automated surface inspection; oil thickness measurement; surface cleanliness; soft sensors (i.e., modeling of a variable that cannot be measured directly); and other unique sensors that provide new and innovative uses to the primary and finishing sides of the steelmaking process.

  • Young Professional Chair – Sam Rawson

  • Digital Transformation Liaison – Marc Elliott

  • Decarbonization LiaisonRamesh Khajjayam

    • I-EEE IAS MetIC AIST Standards Sub-Committee Chair – Tom Dionise

    • Technology Training conference - Kevin Bort

    • Farrington Award planning – Alec Glenn

  • Nominate New Officers

Member Chair – Nominations are being accepted




Technical Discussion item
Digital Substation at Big River Mill #2 presented by Primetals and Big River

2 p.m. CDT



Next meeting
Chair conclusion

3 p.m.



This meeting will be followed by a Sub-Committee meeting of the Joint IAS MetIC & AIST EATC Standards Development team, led by Tom Dionise (please use the same Hybrid registration process followed for the Committee meeting.  It will be the same hyperlink)

7-9 p.m. CDT

Dinner Plans:
Address: Southland Casino, 1550 North Ingram Blvd. West Memphis, AR 72301, in the Kitchens Buffet private dining room

Wednesday 18-October-2023


Breakfast is available at the Mill each day in Big River’s cafeteria

9:15 a.m.

Big River Tour:
Meet at 9:15 AM at the front gate: Big River Steel
    2027 E. State Highway 198
    Osceola, AR  72370
PPE, Personal Protection Equipment suggested:  Long-sleeved shirts, and long pants, closed toe shoes.  Big River Steel will provide hard hats, ear and eye protection and mill jackets.