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2008 Conference Programme

First Day - Technical Presentations
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Morning Session


08:00 - 09:00          Registration / Viewing of Exhibits Tea and Coffee

09:00 - 09:10           Delegates to take up seats in the Conference Hall (NB : Doors close at 09:20 and no one will be                                                     admitted into the conference hall until after the Key Note Address)

09:10 - 09:20            Welcoming of delegates and introduction of Keynote Speaker Mr. Derick Terblanche - Chairman                                                     SARUC 2008

09:20 - 09:40           KEYNOTE ADDRESS Mr. Walter Ballandino - C.E.O. Highveld Steel & Vanadium Corporation Ltd.

09:40 - 10:10             The WICON Rolling Library for Billet, Bar and Rod Mills Authors: Messrs Nils-Gunnar Malmgren
                                        Presenter: Mr Martin Händemark, Morgardshammar AB - Sweden/Germany 

10:10 - 10:40              Overall Equipment Effectiveness Maintenance ("OEE") Author/Presenter: Mr Nico Brunke - ABB -                                             South Africa

10:40 - 11:10                Gains obtained by the Performance Equalization of Work Rolls in the Hot Strip Mill
                                        Authors: Messrs Felipe Gustavo Bernardes, Waldermar Braatz Krueger, Marcelo Arantes Rebellato and                                        Gilson Teixeira Cornelio Presenter: Mr Felipe Gustavo Bernardes - Sidenor-Villares - Brazil

11:10 - 11:25                  Tea Break / Viewing of Exhibits

11:25 - 11:35                 Delegates to take up seats in the Conference Hall

11:35 - 12:00               Mechanisms of Work Rolls Degradation in HSM Authors: Ms G Walmag, Messrs X Vanden Eynde,                                                Mario Sinnaeve and Roger Ernst Presenter: Mr Mario Sinnaeve - CRM / Marichal Ketin - Belgium

12:00 - 12:30             CVC plus® : Proven Technology for Flatness Control in Hot Rolling Mills  Authors: Messrs Stefan                                                  Berger, Hartmut Hof, Stephan Krämer, Jürgen Seidel and Peter Sudau Presenter: Stefan Berger - SMS                                        Demag AG - Germany

12:30 - 14:00             Lunch Break - Finger Lunch
Viewing of exhibits and socialising

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:05               Delegates to take up seats in Conference Hall.

14:05 - 14: 30              Work Rolls for Hot Strip Minimills Author: Mr Alberto Tremea Presenter: Mr Angelo Biggi - INNSE                                              Cilindri - Italy

14:30 - 14:55                Inter Stand Cooling in Modern Hot Strip Mill Authors: Messrs Daniel Hajduk, Pavel Simecek and                                                    Miroslav Raudensky Presenter: Mr Daniel Hajduk - ITA Ltd. - Czech Republic

14:55 - 15:25                 Improvements in Plate Mill Work Rolls Authors: Messrs Michael Brandner, Michael Windhager and                                                 Karl Heinz Ziehenberger Presenter: Mr Michael Brandner - ESW Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen - Austria

15:25 - 15:45                 Short Recess - Tea Break
Viewing of exhibits and socialising

15:45 - 15:50                Delegates to take up seats in Conference Hall

15:50 - 16:15                 Using the SURFSCAN Camera Inspection System for Increasing Production Quality in Cold Rolling                                              Mills Author/Presenter: Mr Adam Tvaruzka - UVB Technik - Czech Republic

16:15 - 16:45                 Roll Grinding - Theory and Practise Authors: Messrs Thomas Berg and Jean-Paul Selleron
                                         Presenter: Mr Thomas Berg SlipNaxos AB - Sweden

16:45 - 16:55                Closure of Conference Mr. Derick Terblanche - Chairman SARUC 2008

16:55 - 18:30                Socialising - viewing of exhibits

18:30 - till late

Dinner and Entertainment
Dress code : Casual Elegant (No shorts, jeans or sports shoes)

Second Day Programme

Plant Visits - Friday, 16th May 2008



Plant visits have been arranged to either Highveld Steel & Vanadium Corporation Ltd. (Witbank) or Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. (Middelburg).

Delegates will leave by bus from the Civic Centre, Witbank and will not be permitted to use their private vehicles for this purpose. Delegates may only visit one of the two Plants. More details will be made available during the conference. The worthwhile second day program is expected to end at Witbank
Civic Centre at approximately 14:00.

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