Oxygen in Steelmaking: Milestones and Challenges

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Monday, August 23rd, 2004 P.M.
Session 8 - Oxygen in Steelmaking (Room 314)

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004 A.M.
Session 20 - Oxygen in Steelmaking (Room 314)

Session 33 -
Oxygen in Steelmaking (Room 314)

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004 A.M.
Session 45 - Oxygen in Steelmaking (Room 314)

Chairmen: G. Irons and S. Sun

Oxygen steelmaking will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in North America in 2004. This anniversary provides an opportune time to examine developments and future prospects of this technology. Developments in electric arc furnace technology, where the use of oxygen has increased dramatically in the last decade, are also of great importance to the steel industry and will be a major focus of this symposium. Invited international keynote and contributed papers will focus on recent developments in the use of oxygen in both converter and EAF steelmaking. Major themes: lance/injector technology; post combustion and slag foaming; hybrid steelmaking; advanced operating and control systems; steelmaking fundamentals; process modeling; and development of oxygen steelmaking.

The conference will also take the opportunity to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Oxygen Steelmaking in North America and honor these pioneers.

For more information, please contact:

Gordon Irons
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7
Tel.: (905) 525-9140, ext. 24974
Fax: (905) 526-8404
E-mail: ironsga@mcmaster.ca

Sponsored by: Iron & Steel Section of The Metallurgical Society of CIM