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2014 Conference Programme

First Day - Technical Presentations
Thursday, 23 October 2014

Morning Session - Main Hall


07:00 - 08:30          REGISTRATION 

08:30 - 08:40          Delegates to take up seats in the Conference Hall (NB : Doors close at 08:40 and no one will be                                                    admitted into the conference hall until after the Key Note Address.)

08:40 - 08:50          Chairman's Welcoming Address Mr. Derick Terblanche Chairman SARUC 2014

08:50 - 09:10           Keynote Address Dr. Hans Ludwig Rosenstock Chief Operating Officer, ArcelorMittal, South Africa

09:10 - 09:35            Indefinite Chill Cast Iron Rolls and Future Possibilities Authors: Michael Brandner, Armin Pear, Tommy                                          Nylen Presenter: Michael Brandner

09:35 - 10:00            Enhanced Accuracy of Descaling Nozzle Arrangement Author: Jürgen Frick Presenter: Alfonso Stein

10:00 - 10:25             The Value of Bearing Refurbishment Author: Willem van Rensburg Presenter: André le Roux

10:25 - 11:00               TEA BREAK / VIEWING OF EXHIBITS

11:00 - 11:10                 Taking Seats

11:10 - 11:35                  An Overview of Work Roll Performance Evaluation Author/Presenter: Alberto Tremea

11:35 - 12:00                Lip Seal Angles: Critical Relationships Benefits Sealing Authors: Ray Clifford, Andy Parkinson
                                        Presenter: Andy Parkinson

12:00 - 12:25               Influence of Heat Treatment on High Speed Steel Rolls Authors: Konstantin V. Redkin, Christopher                                               Hrizo, Raymond Schleiden, Isaac C. Garcia Presenter: Christopher Hrizo

12:25 - 12:50               Computer-aided Utilization of Back-up Rolls Authors: Daniël Hajduk, Pavel Simecek, Jan Hahalik
                                        Presenters: Marcus Watson & Tom Slagle

12:50 - 14:00              Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:10              Taking Seats

14:10 - 14:35               Roll Manufacturing and Repair by OEM Authors: Wolfgang Scheffel, Däniel Platzer, Chad Donovan, T                                          Thomas Maar Presenter: Wolfgang Scheffel

14:35 - 15:00              Improving Descale Performance With The Descale Pro Authors: Lesli Petersen, Christy Hofherr
                                        Presenter: Oldair Sasso

15:00 - 15:25              State of the Art Monitoring in Rolling Mills Authors/Presenter: Dr. Marcus Becker

15:25 - 15:45              Closure of Conference

16:00 - 18:30             Socialising

18:30 - till late



 Second Day Programme

Plant Visits - Friday, 24th October 2014


Plant visits have been arranged to either AMSA (ArcelorMittal South Africa) Vanderbijlpark Hot Strip Mill or SARCO (South African Roll Company) Vanderbijlpark or Tubular Products (AMSA) Vereeniging.

Delegates will leave by bus from the Quest Conference Estate, Vanderbijlpark and will not be permitted to use their private vehicles for this purpose. Delegates may only visit one of the three Plants. More details will be made available during the conference. The worthwhile second day program is expected to end at Quest Conference Centre Estate at approximately 12:00.

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