Technology Committees

Ladle & Secondary Refining Technology Committee Meeting

7 May 2019 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 328 • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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

Main agenda items


Present Technology Committee awardees with plaques. Photos will be taken with the AIST photographer outside of the room before lunch.

  • LSRTC Best Paper Award—D.Tang, P. C. Pistorius “Nitrogen Removal from Manganese-Alloyed Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) in a Tank Degasser: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Model”

  • Kent D. Peaslee Award— Hamed Abdeyazdan, Brian Monaghan, Neslihan Dogan, M. Akbar Rhamdhani, Raymond Longbottom, Michael Chapman “Interfacial Tension in the CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-(MgO) Liquid Slag–Solid Oxide Systems.”


Review Mission Statement

  • MISSION: To advance technical development of liquid steel handling and secondary refining through improved safety, quality, and productivity.


Board of Director Level Awards Nominations for Distinguished Member and Fellow, Sendzimir Award, Fairless Award and Steelmaker of the Year nominations


Develop committee objectives for next year

  • 2019 Secondary Steelmaking & Refractories—A Practical Training Seminar 14-17 October, 2019 San Antonio, TX—Jimmy Barrett, Education Chair


Meeting Locations & Technical Topic to be discussed

  • Fall meeting co-located with the SSR seminar, meeting to be October 17, 2019

  • Winter meeting possibly meeting in Indianapolis and visiting SDI, or visiting an alloy supplier in another location


Elect New Officers

  • Chair—Matt Hallam, Steel Dynamics Inc. Roanoke

  • Vice Chair—Chase Ault, Steel Dynamics Inc. Butler

  • Papers Chair—

  • Education Chair—Jimmy Barrett, Allied Mineral Products, Inc.

  • Membership Chair—Valeree Varick, SDI Columbia City


Present Chair Plaque to Helmut Oltmann in thanks for his years of service to the committee. Photos will be taken with the AIST photographer outside of the room before lunch.


Discussion items

a.    Please contact Anna Voss if you have any discussion items to add before the meeting.


Next meeting—October 17, 2019 in San Antonio, TX co-located with the SSR seminar


Chair conclusion—Helmut Oltmann

1 p.m.