SAIMM Furnace Tapping Conference 2018

October 14-17, 2018
Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre
Kruger National Park, SouthAfrica

Hatch is a proud sponsor, exhibitor and presenter at the SAIMM Furnace Tapping Conference 2018 held at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The conference focuses on challenges associated with the tapping of furnaces, and finding ways to address these challenges.

We will be represented by the following speakers:

Monday October 15:

  • Hamid Ghorbani, "Thermal assessment & Identification of wear zones in a blast furnace heart & tape-holes" at 10:25 a.m. GMT.

Tuesday October 16:

  • Isabelle Nolet, "Session 5 - session chair" at 11:00 a.m. GMT.
  • Chris Walker, "Sponsor presentation" at 11:00 a.m. GMT.
  • Richard MacRosty & Maurizio Darini "Optimizing tap-hole performance using risk-based asset management strategy" at 12:25 p.m. GMT.

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