Technology Committees

Ladle & Secondary Refining and Refractory Systems Technology Committees Joint Meeting

10 October 2024Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown – Broadway • Nashville, TN, USA

Tour of GKN Hoeganaes

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Hotel Arrangements

Holiday Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown
415 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
Meeting Room: Parthenon

Reserve by 16 September for AIST Room Rate of $259 per night

For reservations, 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.

7 a.m.

Breakfast—Peabody Ballroom

8 a.m.

Meet for Tour departure via bus


Lunch at hotel—Parthenon

1 p.m.

Chair’s opening remarks—Korey Skala and Richard Stoker

1.    Appoint minute-taker

2.    Antitrust guidelines

3.    Membership and attendance

4.    Review minutes of previous meeting—K. Skala and Richard Stoker

5.    AIST Staff Announcements

6.    Steel Industry Fatalities

Main agenda items


AISTech session development – Judy Li & Vito Santos

    • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 16 Sept)

    • Determine session structure (Due by 28 Oct) including session titles & session chairs (up to 3 session chairs per session)

    • Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions and get volunteers for session chairs

  • 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 2025


Discussion items

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

  2. RSTC Study Tour Japan, Rakesh Dhaka, USS




Next meetings

  • LSRTC meeting

  • RSTC meeting


Chair conclusion — K. Skala & Rickard Stoker

5 p.m.