Technology Committees

Plate Rolling Technology Committee Meeting

22 October 2019 • ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor • Michigan City, IN USA

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Tour of ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor

Meeting Location:

ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor
Deerfield Training Center
250 W. U.S. Hwy 12
Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9745

Hotel Arrangements:

Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
777 Blue Chip Dr
Michigan City, IN 46360
Reserve by 6 October for AIST Room Rate of $109.00
For reservations, call +1.888.879.7711 or book online.  Use group code GIR1020

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

7:45 a.m.

Meet inside the plant, address: Deerfield Training Center
    250 W. U.S. Hwy 12
    Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9745

1. Tour:  ArcelorMittal – Burns Harbor, starting from the Deerfield Training Center

9:30 a.m.


9:45 a.m.

2. Chair’s opening remarks – Eric Thokar        
3. Appoint minute-taker
4. Antitrust guidelines
5. Membership and attendance
6. Review minutes of previous meeting
7. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


AISTech session development – Andrew Smith

  • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 Sept) – (Handle via conference call if necessary)

  • Determine session structure (Due by 30 Oct) including session titles & session chairs


Review Papers Chair and Session Chair instructions


Finalize call for papers for next year, Currently this reads 

  • “Operational practices of reheat furnaces; new plate rolling and finishing installations; discrete and Steckel processing; mill modernization, new equipment and technologies; automation upgrades to levels 1 and 2; product control through thickness, width, crown and flatness control; surface quality and inspection; yield improvement; scale removal; thermal mechanical rolling developments, including accelerated cooling; heat treatment processes; and leveling, dividing, slitting and marking.”


AIST Leadership Conference – Solicit any discussion items/concerns from the TC to be discussed at the LDC


Finalize committee roundup – Eric Thokar


Technology Training conference – Corey Ivey


Discussions from Digital Transformation Committee Liaison – Eric Thokar



Discussion items

  1. Presentations on plate surface inspection technologies (please contact the chairman if you are interested in presenting)

  2. Progress on Sub-Committee for surface finish terminology reference manual


Next meeting


Chair conclusion

1:30 p.m.