Technology Committees

Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee

MISSION: To serve the oxygen steelmaking industry by providing forums to learn about new and current technologies, discuss safe operating and maintenance practices, address environmental issues, as well as network globally with industry professionals of all disciplines.


AIST Staff Engineer
Brian Bliss

Ashraf Hanna
RHI Magnesita

Vice Chair
Lewyn Valladares
Stelco Inc.

Upcoming Meetings

Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee Meeting

Date: 20 October 2020    Location: , Virtual Meeting
Contact: Brian Bliss +1.724.814.3068 

Past Committee Activities

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Members Only

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Charles H. Herty, Jr. Award

This award recognizes distinguished achievements determined by the Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee (OSTC).

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New Technology Committee Members

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Oxygen Steelmaking Study Tour 2019

The 2019 BOF Study Tour was conducted over the period of 6–11 October 2019.

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Oxygen Steelmaking Study Tour of NA

The Iron & Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ), in collaboration with AIST, organized a North American Study Tour for 22 Japanese steelmakers.

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Oxygen Steelmaking Study Tour — Japan

On 19–25 October 2014, the OSTC conducted its fifth international oxygen steelmaking study tour with a visit to Japan.

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2012 European Study Tour

The AIST Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee (OSTC), seeking to expand its network and knowledge within the international BOF community, embarked on its 4th Oxygen Steelmaking Study Tour on 4–9 November 2012 to Europe.

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2011 Brazil Study Tour

The 2011 Oxygen Steelmaking Brazil Study Tour, organized by AIST’s Oxygen Steelmaking Technology Committee, consisted of two segments: a primary study tour on 11–17 September and an optional tour on 18–20 September.

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