Mastering work roll degradation for the hot strip mill, 16-17 november
 16/11/2021 09:30 - 17/11/2021 11:10
Welcome to attend the webinar "Mastering work roll degradation for the hot strip mill",
16-17 November 2021
The trends towards higher productivity of the hot rolling, thinner products, and more demanding quality request harsher control of the work roll surface state.
With a better understanding of the degradation condition and intelligent use of the information at the roll shop, processing and product scheduling, an increase of the work roll performances can be achieved which will have a direct effect on the production costs and the mill downtime.

The MasteringRolls II Project
The MasteringRolls II project objective is to integrate an enhanced mastering of work roll degradation in hot rolling by applying new measurement technologies and innovative actuators developed in previous RFCS and internal research projects. The project was started the 1st of July 2018 and ends in 2021. By this seminar, the European steel industry will be informed about the activities and selected practical results in the MasteringRolls II project.

Who should participate?
People from the European steel industry such as:
•Operating staff / engineers from hot rolling mills
•Staff from innovation departments or production optimization
•Technical purchasing agents in the steel and related industry
•Plant manufacturers for the steel and related industry

Price and registration
The seminar is free of charge. Please register below to the webinar. A teams live invitation to join the webinar will be sent out prior to the event to all registered to the webinar. Last date to register is Sunday 14 November.

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The seminar is organised as an activity within the project “MasteringRolls II”. The project is sponsored by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS Project No. 800748).

The project group consists of:
•Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques asbl, Belgium
•Swerim AB, Sweden
•Lismar Engineering BV, The Netherlands
•Tata Steel IJmuiden BV, The Netherlands
•ArcelorMittal Maizieres Research SA, France
•Union Electric Åkers, Sweden

Day 1 Tuesday 16 November

Session: Introduction
  • 09:30 Introduction on the MasteringRolls II project; Jurgen Malbrancke (CRM)
Session: Modelling and trials
  • 09:50 Modelling oxide growth and abrasion to control WR surface state; Michel Picard  (ArcelorMittal)
  • 10:15 Results from pilot mill trials on roll oxidation/wear and roll bite friction; Jan Niemi (Swerim)
  • 10:40 Mastering work-rolls degradation: Multiscale simulations applied to work-rolls during hot rolling operation; Thibaud Harmand and Thierno Fall (ArcelorMittal)
  • 11:05 Pre-oxidation of work rolls; Sébastien Flament (CRM)
  • 11:30 End of webinar day 1
Day 2 Wednesday 17 November

Session: Measurement of work rolls
  • 09:30 Tablet development + mill usage; Jurgen Malbrancke (CRM) and Koen Schutte (Tata Steel)
  • 09:55 NDT measurements of HSM work roll degradation; Elmar van den Elzen (Lismar) and Koen Schutte (Tata Steel)
  • 10:20 Development of a wireless RollGapProfiler (RGP); Jan Niemi (Swerim)
Session: From an industrial point of view
  • 10:45 Roll degradation from a user’s perspective; Danny Beentjes (Tata Steel)
  • 11:10 End of webinar day 2
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16/11/2021 09:30 - 17/11/2021 11:10

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