St. Louis SectionPublished on January 3rd, 2016 | By: Belinda Raines
The St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1965.
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Meetings and Events
St. Louis Section/RCD 53rd Annual Syposium of Refractories: March 28 – 30, 2017
The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor this event, with the theme, “Real World Applications of Refractory Testing”, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2017. A kickoff event (TBD) will be held the evening of Tuesday, March 28. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs are Ashley Hampton of Vesuvius and Brian Rayner of The Orton Ceramic Foundation.
“High Definition Imaging of Hot Refractory During Operating Conditions”
Bill Porter, Saku Kaukonen & Juha Roininen
Bet-ker America, LLC & Sapotech Oy, Finland
“ASTM C08 on Refractories – An Overview of the Definitive Standard Tests for Refractories”
“Why do Industrial-Sized No-Cement Castables Sometimes Explode during Heatup? A Remedy to Ensure Safe and Fast Heatup of Microsilica-Gel Bond Castables”
Bjorn Myhre & Hong Peng
Elkem Silicon Materials, Norway
“Spinel: In-Situ versus Performed – Clearing the Myth”
Dale Zacherl, Marion Schnabel, Andreas Buhr, Reinhard Exenberger & Christian Rampitsch
Almatis, Inc., Almatis GmbH Germany, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Austria
“Reflections on Refractory Materials and Their Evaluation”
Federal University of São Carlos
“The Use of Heat Flow Analysis and Infrared Thermography for the Identification of Alternative Insulation Strategies”
James G. Hemrick
Reno Refractories, Inc.
“Determining and Enhancing the Permeability of Dense Refractory Castables”
Josh Pelletier, Christoph Wöhrmeyer, & Carl Zetterström
“Slag Corrosion Test Methods”
Anna Mattione, Ronald O’Malley & Jeffery D. Smith
Missouri University of Science & Technology
“The Application of Physical Properties to Refractory Design and Selection”
Riverside Refractories, Inc.
“The Effect of Aluminosilicate Calcine Quality on Finished Monolithic Refractory Hot Properties”
Scot Graddick, Dave Tucker, Chris Beiter, Danilo Frulli & Steffen Mohmel
Imerys Refractory Minerals & CARRD
“Turning Reheat Furnace into Science”
Yong M. Lee & Kurt Johnson
ArcelorMittal Steel Global R&D
“Refractory Testing to Capture Real World Applications”
“Possibilities and Opportunities for Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Different Refractory Products”
Ralf Simmat¹, Christian Dannert¹, & Peter Quirmbach²
¹Forschungsgemeinschaft Feuerfest e.V. & ²Deutsches Institut fuer Feuerfest und Keramik
The Tabletop Expo format is the same as previous years, with each vendor having a 6-foot table on which to display products and literature. The charge is $300, which will be used to cover the cost of the Expo Hall and provide a two-hour open bar during the “Meet and Greet” for the attendees prior to the dinner buffet on Wednesday evening. If you are interested in participating in the Tabletop Expo, contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or email@example.com.
Click here for the Tabletop Expo Registration Form.
Please note that a meeting of the ASTM International C-8 Committee on Refractories will be held on March 28, before this joint St. Louis Section/RCD conference. Contact Katie Chalfin at 610-832-9717 for more information on this meeting.
The pre-registration fee of $225 or onsite registration fee of $275 ($125 for emeritus/seniors and $50 for students) includes the cost of your bound copy of the symposium technical papers, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks.
A block of rooms has been set aside for the evenings of March 27 – 31 at the Hilton (314-426-5500). The rate is $110 for a single or double. To receive the $110 rate, mention the group name, St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society, or the group code, SLC, when making your reservations. The web address for online reservations is: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLHIHF-SLC-20170327/index.jhtml. All hotel reservations must be received on or before February 27, 2017.
For further information, please contact Patty Smith at 573-341-6265 or fax at 573-341-2071 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Theodore J. Planje – St. Louis Refractories Award Winners
2016 Winner: Bjørn Myhre, Elkem Silicon Materials
2015 Winner: Victor C. Pandolfelli, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
2014 Winner: Jeffrey D. Smith, Missouri University of Science and Technology
2013 Winner: J.P. Willi, Sunset Refractory Services, LLC
2012 Winner: Rick Volk, UNI-REF, Inc.
2011 Winner: Rob Crolius – The Refractories Institute
2010 Winner: James L. Hill, Retired – ANH Refractories
2009 Winner: James W. Stendera, Vesuvius USA
Nomination deadline for 2017 Award: December 1, 2016
In December 1967, the St. Louis Section of The American Ceramic Society announced the establishment of “The St. Louis Refractories Award.” This has been provided in Article XII of the by-laws of the St. Louis Section “for the purpose of recognizing and honoring distinguished achievement in the refractories field.”
In March 1982, the St. Louis Section voted to amend Article XII of the by-laws. The award was renamed “The Theodore J. Planje — St. Louis Refractories Award” in honor of his many contributions.
Nominations received after December 1, 2016 will be held for the following year. To request a nomination form, please contact Patty Smith at P: (573) 341-6265, F: (573) 341-6151.
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