Technology Committees

Lubrication & Hydraulics and Maintenance & Reliability Technology Committees Joint Meeting

25–26 February 2020 • Courtyard by Marriott Columbus, MS, USA

Tour of Steel Dynamics-Flat Roll Group-Columbus Division        

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Hotel Arrangements

Courtyard by Marriott
1995 6th St. N.
Columbus, MS 39701 
AIST Room Rate of $109
For reservations, call +662.245.1540

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

Monday, February 24, 2020-Lubrication Committee ONLY-Castleberry III

1 p.m.

Finalization of Lubrication Manual 


Discuss any outstanding chapter

5 p.m.

Wrap up

Tuesday, February 25, 2020-Castleberry III Room

8 a.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks, Ken Flowers, Mrinal Mahapatro
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

10:30 a.m.


Main agenda items

10:45 a.m.

Finalize AISTech sessions

  • Papers due to AIST (18 February)

  • Author Registration deadline (2 March)

  • Presentation Draft Due in to AIST (18 March)

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



1 p.m.

Nominations for committee officers, electing or re-electing:

  • MRTC Chair – Carl Garringer

  • MRTC Vice-Chair – Jeff Kusnier

  • MRTC Training Conference Chair – Bijay Prakash

  • MRTC Papers Chair – OPEN

  • Young Professional Chair

  • LHTC Chair – Brad Jensen

  • LHTC Vice-Chair – John Accurso

  • LHTC Papers Chair - OPEN

  • LHTC Training Conference Chair - OPEN

1:45 p.m.

Carol Yates Award - voting


AIST Digital Transformation Subcommittee


Discuss Young professional recruitment subcommittee 

2:30 a.m.


2:45 p.m.

Lubrication Engineers Manual Fifth Edition, update


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

4 p.m.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

8:30 a.m.

Tour and Presentation:  

2020 Reliability Achievement Award – Gold
To:   Steel Dynamics-Flat Roll Group-Columbus Division
For:  “Using Pryometers Instead of Thermocouples for the Ladle Pre-Heat Burner Control”