Technology Committees

Refractory Systems Technology Committee Meeting

7 May 2019 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 336 • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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

Main agenda items


Review Mission Statement

  • To promote forums for discussion and dissemination of the latest advancements and best practices in refractory technology worldwide as they relate to the entire iron and steel making process.


Present Technology Committee awards / RSTC Best Paper Award

  • Turning Reheat Furnace into Science by  Yong M. Lee1, Kurt Johnson1, Liwei Zhang, Kelly M. Dallas, Rick Schwachenwald, Jeffrey A. Cox – from  ArcelorMittal Global R&D 


Elect RSTC Officers for 2019 / 2020 term:

  • Chair – Rakesh Dhaka, US Steel Research & Technology Center

  • Vice Chair – Mike Anderson, Magneco/Metrel, Inc.

  • Papers Chair – Matthew Chabes, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

  • Education Chair – Jimmy Barrett, Allied Mineral Products, Inc.

  • YP Chair – Kyle Kingsbury, Duferco


Develop committee objectives for next year


2019 Secondary Steelmaking Refractories Seminar - Jimmy Barrett

  • Date 14-17 October

  • Location: San Antonio

  • Plant tour: CMC Seguin


Fall RSTC meeting site will be 18-19 September 2019. Fall meeting site and topic theme will be determined at AISTech 2019.


The AIST Digital Transformation Subcommittee meeting at AISTech 2019 will be held on Wednesday, 8 May from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Representing the RSTC will be Rakesh Dhaka - Chair


Present Chair Plaque - Rakesh Dhaka


Next meeting - 18-19 September 2019. Site TBD


Chair conclusion - Rakesh Dhaka

1 p.m.