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Conference Programme

Steel Tech Expo 2012 provides a platform for iron and steel producers to meet and do business with global technology suppliers, designers,  operators, researchers, academics and all professionals involved with iron and steelmaking, steel processing and raw material supply.

The conference theme is Optimisation of Iron & Steelmaking Operations and the seminar will examine all methods of iron and steelmaking, debate the latest technologies and developments, and explore advanced process control methods alongside optimisation of operating parameters to increase productivity and efficiency.

Click on the bars below to view the list of speakers and the conference programme overview


Confirmed speakers and presentations to date

Monday 3 September

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Inaugural session and welcome address
Dr Amit Chatterjee, Chief Editor, Steel Tech, India
Dr Tim Smith, Editor, Steel Times International, UK
Andreas Flick, CTO, Siemens VAI MT, Germany
H M Nerurkar, MD, Tata Steel, India

10:00-11:00 Tea/coffee and visit to the exhibition

11:00-13:00 Beneficiation and Agglomeration of Raw Materials
Chairman: Dr PK Banerjee, Tata Steel, India

Solutions by Kobe Steel for iron and steelmaking industries - Kobelco Pelletising System
Speaker:
Tsutomu Nomura, Kobe Steel, Japan
Authors: Shinichi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Fujii, Norihito Yamamoto and Tsutomu Nomura, Kobe Steel, Japan

Pellet journey at Essar - Key highlights on the journey of Essar Steel Ltd Vizag Operation in establishing an 8Mt/y pelletization and beneficiation plant and the second largest slurry pipeline of the world
Speaker: K Bhakthavatsalam, Essar Steel, India
Authors: M R Nath & K Bhakthavatsalam, Essar Steel, India

CPT – Circular Pelletizing Technology
Author: Reinhard Redl, Siemens VAI, Austria

Grinding options for iron ore pelletising
Speaker: Thomas Schwalm, Outotec
Authors: Sphatick Bhattacharyya, and Parizat Pandey, Outotec, India

Optimisation of sintering operation at Bokaro Steel Plant
Speaker: Subhra Dhara, Bokaro Steel
Authors: Subhra Dhara, A Mallick, V R Deshmukh, A Das, U K Singh and T P Das, RDCIS, Bokaro Centre and Bokaro Steel Plant, India

Sintering developments in Tata Steel over the last decade
Speaker: Bikash Nandy, Tata Steel, India
Authors: Bikash Nandy, Manoj Kumar Choudhury, Indrajit Pal, Tapas Chakraborty and Ashok Kumar, Tata Steel, India

13:00-13:30 Q&A

To register as a delegate, please contact: Mr Bishnu Sarkar
Email:
info@steeltech-india.com or sarkar.bp@gmail.com
Tel: +91 33 2337 7939 • Mobile: +91 98 3053 0224

13.30-14.30 Lunch and exhibition visit

14:30-16:15 Alternative Ironmaking and Refractories
Chairman: Dr Swatantra Prakash, NML India

Innovative approaches to Corex commissioning and stabilisation at the Essar Corex Plant:
Speaker: Y S Rao, Essar Steel, India
Authors: Yogish Rao and E Murugan, Nirmal Purohit, Essar Steel, India

DRI: Multiple opportunities for cost reduction
Speaker: Vivek Agrawal and Shailendra Pratap Singh, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Raigarh
Authors: Vivek Agrawal, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Raigarh

Midrex shaft furnace technology for gas-based DRI
Speaker: K C Woody, Midrex, India

CO2 abatement, energy savings and use of alternative reducing gases with Energiron DR technology
Speaker: Thomas Scarnati, Tenova HYL, Mexico
Authors: Pablo Duarte, Jorge Martinez and Thomas Scarnati, Tenova HYL, Mexico

Corex/Finex + DR – an ideal concept for economic and environmentally friendly steel production
Speaker: Christian Boehm,
Authors: Christian Bowhm, Wolfgang Sterrer and Johann Wurm, Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Austria

TRL Krosaki and refractories industry in India
Author: A.K.Chattopadhyay, TRL Krosaki Refractories, India

16:15- 16:30 Q&A

16:30-18:00 Blast Furnace Ironmaking
Chairman: Mr Christian Boehm

Development and optimisation of blast furnace ironmaking in Sweden and Finland
Authors: Lawrence Hooey and Jan-Olov Wikström, Swerea MEFOS, Sweden
Speaker: Lawrence Hooey, Swerea MEFOS, Sweden

PCI developments – a decade of progress at Tata Steel
Speaker: Goutam Raut, Tata Steel, India
Authors: Goutam Raut, AS Reddy, Indrajit Paul and Ashok Kumar,Tata Steel, India

Low cost hot metal blast furnace design
Speaker: R van Laar, Danieli Corus, Netherlands

Authors: R van Laar, V van Straaten and J Wise-Alexander, Danieli Corus, Netherlands

Slag granulation technology: Turning waste into valuable residue
Author: R van Laar, Danieli Corus, Netherlands

18:15-19:30 Tea/coffee and exhibition visit

19:30-21:30 Cocktail reception and dinner
 

Tuesday 4 September

09:00-11:00 Electric Furnace Steelmaking and Process Optimisation
Chairman: Mr Thomas Scarnati, Tenova HYL, Mexico

ARCCESS® FEOS – Optimised energy input into the EAF
Speaker: Wolfgang Linden, SMS Siemag, Germany
Author: Wolfgang Linden and Keshav Kumar Gaur, SMS Siemag, Germany

iSteel Technologies: Tenova innovative approach for energy saving and environmental friendship in the melt shop
Speaker: Davide Masoero, Tenova Italy
Authors: Davide Masoero and Paolo Clerici, Tenova, Italy

Novel oxygen injection and combustion technologies for EAFs
Speaker: Tang Wufeng, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies USA
Authors: Vivek Gautam, Ken Kaiser, Tang Wufeng and Cody Kaufman, American Combustion Inc and Air Liquide Advanced Technologies USA

CHT® – Clean Heat Recovering from EAF hot fumes into electric energy, with consequent fuel saving and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Authors: Nicola Santangelo, Luciano Tomadin and Bertolissio Arrigo, Danieli Centro Met, Italy

EAF slag recovery turns a waste disposal problem into a business opportunity
Speaker: Dario Zimolo, Danieli Centro Met, Italy
Authors: Dario Zimolo and Luciano Tomadin, Danieli Centro Met, Italy

Integrated steelmaking plant process automation and optimisation
Speaker: Jan Knobloch, PT Solutions Worldwide, Czech Republic
Authors: Jan Knobloch, Tomas Ochmann and Tomas Bartonek, PT Solutions Worldwide, Czech Republic

11:00-11:30 Q&A

11:30-12:00 Tea/coffee and exhibition visit

12:00-13:30 BOF Steelmaking and other Aspects 
Chairman: Dr Lawrence Hooey, Swerea MEFOS, Sweden

Automatic tapping of BOF converters
Speaker: Atanu Dey, SMS Siemag, Germany
Authors: Wolfgang Linden and Jochen Schlüter, SMS Siemag, Germany

SMS Siemag BOF process model: Stable and optimised performance under suboptimum conditions
Speaker: Sudip Sen, SMS Siemag, Germany
Authors: Jan Reichel, Satyajit Das, Sergey Loginov and Axel Hofmann, SMS Siemag, Germany

Optimisation of secondary refining processes for effective steel de-sulphurisation
Speaker: Somnath Kumar, RDCIS, SAIL, India
Authors: Somnath Kumar, K K Keshari, Snehangshu Roy, T K Pratihar and Y K Khanna, RDCIS, SAIL, India

Energy and resource saving equipment
Speaker: Josef Weitz, Z&J Technologies, Germany
Authors: Sebastian Buzga, Franz-Josef Irnich and Josef Weitz, Z&J Technologies, Germany

Tailing management in iron ore processing
Author: Srinivasan Adaikkalamkathan, FLSmidth, India

13:30-13:45 Q&A

13:45-14:45 Lunch and exhibition visit (Exhibition closes 15:00)

To register as a delegate, please contact: Mr Bishnu Sarkar
Email:
info@steeltech-india.com or sarkar.bp@gmail.com
Tel: +91 33 2337 7939 Mobile: +91 98 3053 0224

14:45-16:45 Casting and Rolling Technology
Chairman: Mr Bhaskar Roy, MN Dastur & Co, India

Arvedi ESP – Three Years of successful operation
Authors:
Andreas Jungbauer, Josef Lanschuetzer, Wersching Guenther, Windner Georg and Armin Bumberger, Siemens VAI, Austria

Process stabilisation of thin slab caster in Tata Steel
Speaker: Anup Kumar, Tata Steel, India
Authors:
Anup Kumar, Siddhartha Misra, Hitesh H Shah, Akshay Khullar, Vinay V Mahashabde and T Venugopalan, Tata Steel, India

Study of flow induced wall shear stress in a six strand curved shape billet caster tundish
Speaker: K Rajasekar, Tata Steel, India
Authors: K Rajasekar, Anil Kumar, S K Ajmani and P K Pandey, Tata Steel, India

Capacity increase and fuel savings in existing steel reheating furnaces with Oxyfuel
Speaker: Joachim von Schéele, BOC, India
Authors: Joachim von Schéele, BOC, India, Jonas Engdahl, SSAB, Sweden and V. Balasubramanian, Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels, India

Tata Steel’s accelerated hot strip mill shutdown
Speakers: Bhaskar Ranjan das and Sudipto Sarkar, Tata Steel and Realization, India
Authors: Kapil Gupta and Sudipto Sarkar, Tata Steel and Realization, India

Danieli Nano Mill Technology: the competitive solution for local needs is the answer to regional demands and extra low Capex investments
Authors: Thomas Klein and G Arbogast, Danieli Centro Met Swiss, Switzerland

16:45-17:15 Q&A

17.20-17.30 Concluding session

Bashkir Roy, Director, M N Dastur & Co
Dr Tim Smith, Editor, Steel Times International
B P Sarkar, Steel Tech India

17.30-17.45 Tea / Coffee

Conference fees are as follows:
INR 5000 per head for Indian national participants
INR 2500 per head for student groups (minimum 5 students)
US$ 350 / Euro 300 per head for overseas participants

Conference sessions at a glance

Day 1

Monday 3 September

Inaugural session and welcome address
Dr Amit Chatterjee, Chief Editor, Steel Tech, India
Dr Tim Smith, Editor, Steel Times International, UK
Andreas Flick, CTO, Siemens VAI MT, Germany
H M Nerurkar, MD, Tata Steel, India

Beneficiation and Agglomeration of Raw Materials
Outotec, India | Kobe Steel, Japan | Essar Steel, India | Siemens VAI, Austria | Bokaro Centre and Bokaro Steel Plant, India | Tata Steel, India

Iron Ore Processing and Alternative Ironmaking
FL Smidth, India | Essar Steel, India | JSPL, Raigarh | Midrex, India | Tenova HYL, Mexico

Blast Furnace Ironmaking
Essar Steel India Ltd, Hazira | Swerea MEFOS, Sweden | Tata Steel, India | Danieli Corus, The Netherland

To register as a delegate, please contact: Mr Bishnu Sarkar

To register as a delegate, contact Mr Bishnu Sarkar:
Email: info@steeltech-india.com or sarkar.bp@gmail.com
Tel: +91 33 2337 7939
Mobile: +91 98 3053 0224

Day 2

Tuesday 4 September

Electric Furnace Steelmaking
Essar Steel, India | SMS Sie mag, Germany | Tenova, Italy | Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, USA | Danieli Centro Met, Italy | RDCIS, India | PT Solutions Worldwide, Czech Republic
 

BOF Steelmaking
SMS Siemag, Germany
| All Mineral Asia, India | SMS Siemag, Germany | APC Systems and Products, India | TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd, India | Danieli Centro Met, Italy

Casting and Rolling Technology
Siemens VAI, Austria | Tata Steel, India | BOC, India | SSAB, Sweden | Kalyani Carpenter Special Steels, India | Tata Steel and Realization, India | Danieli Centro Met Swiss, Switzerland

Concluding session
Bashkir Roy, Director, M N Dastur & Co
Dr Tim Smith, Editor, Steel Times International
B P Sarkar, Steel Tech India

Conference fees are as follows:
INR 5000 per head for Indian national participants
INR 2500 per head for student groups (minimum 5 students)
US$ 350 / Euro 300 per head for overseas participants

To register as a delegate, please contact: Mr Bishnu Sarkar
Email:
info@steeltech-india.com or sarkar.bp@gmail.com
Tel: +91 33 2337 7939 Mobile: +91 98 3053 0224


To register as a delegate, please contact: Mr Bishnu Sarkar
Email: info@steeltech-india.com or sarkar.bp@gmail.com
Tel: +91 33 2337 7939 • Mobile: +91 98 3053 0224

Conference fees are as follows:
INR 5000 per head for Indian national  participants
INR 2500 per head for student groups (minimum 5 students)
US$ 350 / Euro 300 per head for overseas participants

 

 

 


Chandil DRI. Image courtesy of Outotec