Technology Committees

Refractory Systems and Ladle & Secondary Refining Technology Committees Joint Meeting

6 October 2022 • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area • Orlando, FL, USA

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Hotel Arrangements

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area 
1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Reserve by 12 September for AIST Room Rate of $99 per night plus $20 resort fee
For reservations, click click here

7 a.m.


8 a.m.

Meet for Tour departure via bus

12 p.m.

Lunch at hotel

1 p.m.

Chair’s opening remarks—Chase Ault & Matthew Chabes  
Appoint minute-taker
Antitrust guidelines
Membership and attendance
Review minutes of previous meeting
AIST Staff Announcements
Steel Industry Fatalities  

Main agenda items


  • AISTech session development – April Pitts-Baggett & Xin Zhang

    • Selection of Abstracts (Due by 15 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

  • 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

  • Technology Training conference


Discussion items

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

  2. RSTC Study Tour Japan, Rakesh Dhaka, USS

  3. Roundtable Discussion – Supply Chain Issues and Strategies



  1. Refractories in DRI and its Transformation into a Hydrogen Economy, Erick Ospino, RHI Magnesita

  2. DRI Raw materials, Daniel Silva, Imerys

  3. TBD


Next meetings

LSRTC meeting Spring 2023 joint meeting with MSCTC, Tour BRS
RSTC meeting Spring 2023 joint meeting with CCTC, Tour SDI Sinton


Chair conclusion — C. Ault & M. Chabes

4 p.m.