AISTech 2019

The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition

May 6-9, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UnitedStates

Hatch will be presenting and exhibiting at the The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition (AISTech) from May 6-9 2019, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, USA. Hatch will be exhibiting at booth #835. This event will feature technologies from all over the world that help steel producers to compete more effectively in today’s global market. 

Hatch will be represented by: 

May 6

  • 9:30 a.m: Iakov Gordon "Behavior of Carbon in a Blast Furnace and the Use of Carbon Content in Hotel Metal for the Monitoring and Control of the Ironmaking Process" room 405
  • 9:30 a.m: Ian Cameron "Managing Titania-Bearing Products in Blast Furnace Ironmaking" room 404
  • 10:00 a.m: Ian Cameron "Implementation of a Tuyere Leak Detection Soft-Sensor on USS Blast Furnace No.14" room 405
  • 10:30 a.m: Gerald Ayling "Maximize Asset Value Through Risk-Based Asset Management: Sharing an Approach for Building an Effective Asset Management Plan" room 315
  • 10:30 a.m: Ian Cameron "Hearth Temperature Control at USS Blast Furnace No.14" room 404
  • 10:30 a.m: Sunil Kumar "Production of Ultralow-Phosphorus Steels in the BOF: Meeting the Technical and Operational Challenges" room 409
  • 11:00 a.m: Iakov Gordon "Blast Furnace Campaign Extension at JSW BF#3" room 404
  • 2:00 p.m: Iakov Gordon "Application of Heat Transfer Regularities to Control Wide Rate Among Blast Furnace Tuyeres" room 404
  • 2:00 p.m: Barry Hyde, session chair "Ironmaking - Operations, Investigations, Analysis I" room 404
  • 3:30 p.m: Iakov Gordon "Blast Furnace Operation Improvement with Simultaneous Injection of Natural Gas and PCI" room 405

May 7

  • 10:00 a.m: Ivan Marincic "Optimizing Coating Weight at U.S. Steel Midwest No. 3 Continuous Galvanizing Line" room 310
  • 10:00 a.m: Maher Al-Dojayli "Understanding Blast Furnace Temperature Readings to Improve Operational/Maintenance Decisions" room 404
  • 10:30 a.m: Michael Campbell "Using Thyristor-Controlled Series Reactors to Improve EAF Productivity and Lower Operating Costs at North Star BlueScope Steel LLC" room 406
  • 11:00 a.m: Iakov Gordon "Diagnostics, Optimization and Mathematical Models of Coke-Sinter-Hot Metal Production Process" room 404
  • 2:00 p.m: Neil Tannyan (session chair), Russell Sindrey (panelist) "Strategies for project planning and execution with limited resources" room 318
  • 2:00 p.m: Janice Bolen (session chair) “Ironmaking – Technology Development & Research II” room 405

May 8

  • 8:00 a.m: Mitren Sukhram (session chair) "Ironmaking - Technology Development & Research III" room
  • 8:00 a.m: David Rudge "A Revolution in Blast Furnace Cooling" room 404
  • 9:30 a.m: Winnie Ying "Monitoring Blast Furnaces and Other Process Vessels by Acoustic Emission (AE) Monitoring Technique" room 404

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