Technology Committees

Ladle & Secondary Refining and Refractory Systems Technology Committees Joint Meeting

5 October 2023Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes • Tempe, AZ, USA

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Tour of CMC Steel Arizona

Hotel Arrangements

Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282

Reserve by 12 September for AIST Room Rate of $199 per night
For reservations, click here  

7 a.m.

Breakfast—Hopi 2 Room

8 a.m.

Meet for Tour departure via bus

12 p.m.

Lunch at hotel—Hopi 2

1 p.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks—April Baggett & James Smith
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance—Anna Voss
5. Review minutes of previous meeting—A. Baggett & J. Smith
6. AIST Staff Announcements—A. Voss
7. Steel Industry Fatalities

Main agenda items


  • AISTech session development – Judy Li & Ângelo Cristante

    • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 Sept)

    • Determine session structure (Due by 27 Oct) including session titles & session chairs (up to 3 session chairs per session)

    • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions

  • Review & Finalize call for papers for next year

    • LSRTC: The processes of heating/cooling, chemistry control, slag treatment, desulfurization/decarburization, degassing, stirring, shape control and inclusion modification; utilizing the support systems of ladles; refractory interactions with steel and slag; ladle transport; flow control; stirring systems; utilities; fume control; additions; equipment; and environmental impact.

    • RSTC: Laboratory developments and evaluations of new refractory products and systems; field trials of new refractory products and systems in all areas of cokemaking, ironmaking, steelmaking, continuous casting, and finishing; effects of operational conditions or variables on the performances of refractory systems; recycling of used refractories into new refractory products.

  • Technology committee award planning

    • RSTC Best Paper

    • LSRTC Best Paper & Kent D Peaslee Award

  • Technology Training conference

    • Secondary Steelmaking Refractories

    • October 2024


Discussion items

  1. Recap of Secondary Steelmaking Refractories – A Practical Training Seminar, Jimmy Barrett

  2. RSTC Study Tour Japan, Rakesh Dhaka, USS



  1. Review of Technical Report 9 Ladle Design—Rob Doty

  2. Impacts of hydrogen fuel usage on refractory systems



Next meetings

LSRTC meeting
RSTC meeting


Chair conclusion — A. Baggett & J. Smith

5 p.m.