Technology Committees


Galvanizing Technology Committee Meeting

19–21 March 2019 • Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa • Mobile, AL, USA

►Agenda (PDF)
►Register or contact ldlugopolski@aist.org

Tour of AM/NS Calvert LLC

Registration Fee

A nominal fee of US$200/attendee. All attendees must be AIST members.

Hotel Arrangements

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa. Please call the hotel at +1.866.316.5957 by 25 February 2019 to secure the AIST discount rate of US$149 per night for single/double occupancy. 

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

Meeting Overview

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 – Location Battle House Renaissance

5–6 p.m.

Reception    

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 – Location Battle House Renaissance

7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8–8:45 a.m.

AIST Business Portion of Meeting

8:45 a.m.–5 p.m.

Technical Discussions

6:30 p.m.

Informal Dinner
Convene in hotel lobby

Thursday, 21 March 2019

7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8–10:30 a.m.

Technical Discussions

10:30 a.m.

Lunch

11 a.m.

Carpool From Hotel 
Meet at AM/NS Calvert LLC’s AIDT Training Center 

1 p.m.

Tour of AM/NS Calvert LLC

3 p.m.

Meeting Adjourn

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

AIST GTC Business Meeting Agenda

8–8:45 a.m.

Chair’s opening remarks        
Appoint minute-taker
AIST Antitrust Guidelines and AIST Anti-Harassment Policy
Membership and attendance
Review minutes of 18–19 September 2018 meeting
AIST staff announcements
Steel Industry Fatalities safety discussion

Main agenda items

 

Finalize AISTech sessions

  • Papers due to AIST (18 February)

  • Author registration deadline (1 March)

  • Presentation draft due in to AIST (18 March)

  • Review the role of session chair and papers chair

 

Nominations for committee officers

 

Review 2019 North American Galvanizing Lines Roundup 

 

Technology Training Conference (if applicable)

 

Young Professional recruitment subcommittee

 

Galvanizing European Study Tour

 

Establish GTC digital transformation chair 

Technical Discussions

Safety

8:45 a.m.

Safety at AM/NS Calvert LLC    
Sara Naylor, AM/NS Calvert LLC
Attendees – please be prepared to discuss any safety initiatives that your facility has recently implemented. 

Chemical Strip Cleaning

9:15 a.m.

Cleaning Section Overview/Layout    
K. Ramalingam, ADS Machinery Corp.

9:45 a.m.

Chemicals/Strip Bath    
Stephanie Williamson, Quaker Chemical Corp.

10:15 a.m.

Coffee break    

10:30 a.m.

Cleanliness - Gadgets/Equipment    
Eric Almquist, Star Tool and Die

11 a.m.

Brush Technology
Eric Almquist, Star Tool and Die

11:30 a.m.

Spray Headers    
Tito Torres, Lechler

Noon

Lunch

DFF Strip Cleaning

1 p.m.

DFF Strip Cleaning — Orientation and Design    
Bill Lucas, Fives

1:30 p.m.

DFF Strip Cleaning — Thermal Parameters     
Bill Lucas, Fives

2:30 p.m.

Strip Processing and Finishing Lines — A Practical Training Seminar
Panel Discussion    

5 p.m.

Adjourn    

6:30 p.m.

Informal Dinner
Convene in hotel lobby

Thursday, 21 March 2019

7 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

DFF Strip Cleaning (cont’d)

8 a.m.

Cleaning Section Upgrade at Spartan Steel 
Brad Parker, Spartan Steel

8:30 a.m.

Zero Gravity (Maggie) Technology Filters 
Jim Wiest, Zero Gravity

9 a.m.

Coffee break

9:15 a.m.

Cleaning Section Upgrade at U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works  
Ed Silva, U. S. Steel Research

Thursday, 21 March 2019 (cont’d)

9:45 a.m.

New Concept of Cleaning Section  
Satoshi Nishizawa, Hotani

10:15 a.m.

Tour Description
Mark Tackla, AM/NS Calvert LLC

10:30 a.m.

Lunch

11 a.m.

Carpool From Hotel and Meet at AM/NS Calvert LLC’s AIDT Training Center

Drive time to the plant from the hotel is about one hour. 

1 p.m.

Tour of AM/NS Calvert LLC

PPE Requirements: Minimum of closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirt and long pants.  Please bring your own hard hat and safety glasses if possible; otherwise, they will be provided.

3 p.m.

Adjourn