Technology Committees

Galvanizing Technology Committee Meeting

17–18 March 2020 • California Steel Industries • Fontana, CA, USA

Tour of California Steel Industries

►Agenda (PDF)


California Steel Industries
1 California Steel Way
Fontana, CA 92335

Hotel Arrangements

Homewood Suites by Hilton Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
11433 Mission Vista Drive
Reserve by 17 February for CSI Room Rate of US$169
For reservations, call +909.481.6480  or book online.  

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

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 – California Steel – Conference Room

8 a.m.

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

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)

  • Re-emphasize the role of Session Chair and Papers Chair


Nominations for committee officers


Finalize committee roundup 


Technology Training conference 


Discuss AIST Digital Transformation Subcommittee


Young professional recruitment subcommittee

8:30 a.m.

Conclude AIST Business Portion of Meeting


Self-Introduction of Participants (name, role/title, affiliation)

Technical Discussions

8:45 a.m.


Safety at California Steel Industries    
Robbie Woods - CSI


9:15 a.m.

Preoxidation Methods
Paul Debski - SMS/Drever

9:45 a.m.

RTFs and Transverse Flux Induction in the RTF    
Kevin Bertermann - Fives

10:15 a.m.

Coffee break

10:30 a.m.

Cast vs Fabricated Radiant Tubes
Brian Shaw - ASKO

11 a.m.

Bubble Tubes

11:20 a.m.

SiC Tubes    
WS Thermal

11:40 a.m.

Raiant Tube Inserts
PS Energy



1:30 p.m.

Rapid Jet Cool Technology – High H2 vs High Output Fans
Philippe Reynes - Andritz

2 p.m.

Seal Rolls 1 
John Stedge - Prime Metals

2 p.m.

Seal Rolls 2
Kevin Bertermann - Fives

2:30 p.m.

Pyrometer Technology and Associated Challenges
Thomas Larrick - Williamson

3 p.m.

Coffee break

4 p.m.

Radar Steering
Patric Jobst - EMG


Next meeting

  • At AISTech 2020 in Cleveland, OH

  • Tuesday, 5 May 2020


Chair conclusion

5 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

6:30 p.m.

Informal dinner – Convene in hotel lobby    

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 – California Steel – Conference Room

9 a.m.

Carpool and meet at California Steel
PPE requirements:
-    Long sleeves
-    Long pants