Technology Committees

20 October 2014 — Nippon steel and Sumkin Engineering Co. Ltd. – Terutoshi Umeda (left) and Jamie Lash (right)

Technology Committee International Study Tours

AIST Technology Committees conduct International Study Tours of steelmaking operations throughout the world to provide members with opportunities to see similar processes and discuss technologies with individuals from other countries, cultures and backgrounds. Study tours provide ample opportunity for networking with not only the host companies, but also with colleagues and other AIST members on a deeper, more personal level. As the steel industry has grown internationally, these study tours have been a key activity of AIST in bringing steelmakers from Japan, Europe and South America closer together.

Marcello Calcagni accepted a plaque of appreciation for hosting the Italy EAF Study Tour's visit to NLMK Verona (left to right): Stephan Ferenczy, Calcagni, Michael Strelbisky and Ron O'Malley.

The International Study Tours are developed and programmed around specific processes and regions. Attendees are required to be an active member of an AIST Technology Committee to take part in a study tour. Study tour attendance is extremely limited and is geared to engage steel producers and active Technology Committee members. Attendees are expected to contribute to and support the technical discussions during the tours. AIST organizes the study tours; attendees are responsible for transportation, lodging and food expenses.

►AIST Technology Committee Guidelines: Appendix C 

AIST’s Technology Committees cover the steelmaking process from raw materials to finished products, addressing specific process, engineering, equipment or reliability technologies associated with the industry. Get involved and get engaged with one of the 30 AIST Technology Committees to take advantage of International Study Tours, technical information exchanges and networking opportunities. You can view all 30 AIST Technology Committees here.

Previous AIST Study Tours

2016 Electric Steelmaking Italy Study Tour

2015 Oxygen Steelmaking North American Study Tour

2014 Electric Steelmaking Brazil Study Tour

2014 Oxygen Steelmaking Japan Study Tour

2013 Electric Steelmaking Argentina Study Tour

2012 Oxygen Steelmaking European Study Tour

2011 Oxygen Steelmaking Brazil Study Tour