The March issue of Steel Times International features continuous casting and furnaces, conference reports on the return of the French Steel Association conference in Paris and Steel Success Strategies (Europe) which this year moved from London to Istanbul to reflect the growth in the steel industry there.
A report on the conference ‘Ironmaking: ICSTI-12 A report on the international ironmaking conference’ can be downloaded from the STI website www.steeltimesint.com/features
The regular Updates include a focus on the scrap industry in China – a topic which will be dealt with in more detail in the April issue.
News, statistics and events complete the regular sections.
A profile on Europe’s largest Service Centre, Italian based Marcegagalia is included and the History page in this issue reviews the recently published ‘Ribbon of Fire – How Europe adopted and developed US strip mill technology (1920-2000)’.
The New Year starts with features on Handling and Analysis & Testing, four conference reports, the final article in the series ‘Know Your Steel’ and the History page which is dedicated to Bessemer to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The Handling feature examines transport of steel by river in the USA and the effects of the drought there, new transporters for moving coil at Tata Steel IJmuiden and the upgrading of an ore tripper in India with a change from conducting rail to cable power supply.
The Analysis and Testing feature looks at the assessment of mould fluxes for thin slab casters, the recovery of ferro-alloy fines by induction melting and Panalytical’s recent agreement with OBLF to distribute and service their optical emission spectrometers.
Reports on the Alacero Latin American conference and CRU’s North American steel conference appear in the issue and two further reports on Stahl 2012 and Metal Expo in Moscow are downloadable from the web site.
The regular pages of News, statistics, diary of events and four Regional Updates – USA, Latin America, India and China are, as always, present.
This issue of Steel Times International features Minimills and Structural Steels. Papers include recovery of energy from EAF off-gas ducting, and a review of the US minimill and micromill sector.
Structural Steels features a new method of rolling billet for re-bar in which the horizontal and vertical rolls are located in a single stand rather than alternating stands, one horizontal and the next vertical.
The recent worldsteel annual meeting which took place in New Delhi this year is reported on and provides a particular insight into the rapidly expanding Indian steel industry.
Regular features include the 6th and penultimate episode of ‘The Basics of Iron & Steelmaking’ which covers applications in this issue, and the regional ‘Updates’ on USA, Latin America and China as well as the History page which, this time, looks at the discovery of the Fe-Ni alloy, Invar.
The News pages are a digest of our web news which is updated throughout the month and includes the worldsteel statistics for September and also forthcoming events.
The annual Index of articles for 2012 is also included in this issue.