Technology Committees

Galvanizing and Cold Sheet Rolling Technology Committees Joint meeting

30 August–1 September 2022 • Queretaro Congress Center • Queretaro, Mexico

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Tour of JFE Galvanizing Line


Recommend flying into Queretaro International Airport (QRO) and taking an UBER to hotel.

Hotel reservations can be made using Expo Acero’s “Hosting” link

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

Tuesday, 30 August 2022 - Expo Acero - Queretaro Centro De Congresos, Queretaro, Mx.

Committee members are encouraged to attend the Expo Acero. The exhibit floor is free to attend. If you choose to attend the presentations, there will be a fee and you will need to register online.

5–7 p.m.

Evening Reception                                                                                                  

  • Thank you to our sponsors: EMG, Spraying Systems, Radian Robotics and Itipack Systems

Wednesday, 31 August 2022 – Meeting room at Queretaro Centro De Congresos, Queretaro, Mx.

9 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting of 16 May 2022
6. AIST Staff Announcements
7. Steel Industry Fatalities
8. Main agenda items

Main agenda items

  • AISTech 2023 session development

    • 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 AISTech 2024

    • Galvanizing - Hot-dip galvanize, galvanneal, aluminized, new zinc alloy coating and dual metallic/organic processes (new facilities and modernizations, productivity improvements, new equipment technologies), plus coated product substrate quality, defect prevention and detection, and new surface post-treatments.

    • Cold Sheet Rolling - Sheet and tin cold rolling, temper/skinpass rolling, pickling, cleaning and annealing facilities: new, revamps or modernizations. Process modeling and equipment reliability studies. New or revised technologies for enhancing safety, energy efficiencies, cost, quality, productivity and yield. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: width, thickness, shape, flatness, edge drop, surface, temperatures, properties, steering, and processing of new and/or advanced high-strength steels.

  • Finalize committee roundup

    • Galvanizing – Gary Dallin

      • Updates required by: 1 December 2022

  • Cold Sheet Rolling – Ken Hutter

    • Updates required by: 1 December 2022

  • Technology Training conferences

    • Galvanizing – Frank Goodwin

      • Galvatech 2022 – Recap

      • MS&T 2022 – 9-13 October 2022, Pittsburgh, PA

      • AISTech 2023 – 8-11 May 2023, Detroit, MI

      • Galvatech 2023 – 15-19 October 2023, Seoul, South Korea


Technical Discussion items

9:30 a.m.  Coil Joining at Cold Mills & Galvanizing Lines

  • Coil Joining Advances and/& Weld Quality Control at:

  • a. Pickling Line/Tandem Cold Mills (PLTCMs)

  • b. Galvanizing & Continuous Annealing Lines
         Matt Keller, Taylor Winfield 
        (45minutes with QA after each sub-topic)

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.  Controlling/Mastering Strip Shape

  • Transverse Roll Gap Mechanics During In-Line Skin Pass Rolling with Applications to Surface Conditioning Uniformity
    Mark Zipf, SMS group

11:00 a.m.  Inline Monitoring and/or Control Systems

  • Quality Assurance Systems for Cold Rolling & CGL
    Emanuel Orihuela, EMG Automation GmbH

11:30 a.m.  Cold Rolling Solution Maintenance / Chem Cleaning at CGLs

  • Rolling Emulsion Maintenance, Equipment & Practices at the TCM Affecting Cleanliness of Fullhard Coils Going to CGLs
    Edgar Gonzalez, Quaker Metals Mexico

Noon   Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.  Chemical Cleaning Best Practices at Galvanizing Lines

Automated Surface Inspection Systems & Quality Management Systems

  • Automated Surface Inspections Systems & Plantwide Integration (ASIS)
    1:30 p.m. Greg Gutmann, ISRA-Parsytec
    2:00 p.m.  ​Mark Cornell for Dr. Schenk                                                       

2:30 p.m.  Coffee Break

  • ​Coil Quality Grading & Management Tools
    2:45 p.m.  Maxime Monnoyer, Fives KEODS
    3:15 p.m. Artificial Intelligence Supported Production in Rolling and Galvanizing Mills, Michael Peintinger, Smart Steel Technologies

Role of Roll Shop Technologies

  • 3:45 p.m. Roll Grinder Values – Key Features for Long Lasting High Performance
    Jochen Muenker, Heinrich Georg Machinefabrik GmbH

Self-Recuperative Burners Installed in the Galvanizing Line at Nucor-JFE

  • 4:15 p.m. Modern Burner Technology for Strip Lines
    Steven Mickey, WS Thermal Process Technology Inc.

Plant Tout Host Presentation

  • 4:45 p.m. Overview of Nucor-JFE Steel CGL Capabilities & Featured Technologies, Plant Tour Safety & Logistics
    David Hamblin, Nucor-JFE JV


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

5:00 p.m.


Thursday, 1 September 2022 – Mill tour of Nucor - JFE Galvanizing Line


Leaving Expo Acero - Queretaro Centro De Congresos promptly at 9:00 am. Expect a 2-hour bus ride to the mill followed by a 2-hour mill tour then 2-hours back to the conference center.
Thank you to our sponsors: EMG, Spraying Systems, Radian Robotics and Itipack Systems