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Meeting 2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Freeze Linings: Myth and Reality
Sponsorship TMS: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Organizer(s) Juergen Schmidl, RHI Magnesita
Dean Gregurek, RHI Magnesita
Gerardo Alvear, Glencore Technology
Peter Charles Hayes, Univ of Queensland
Mark W. Kennedy, Proval Partners SA
Maurits Celine Van Camp, Umicore
Camilo Perez, RHI US Ltd
Stefan Luidold, University Of Leoben
Scope The symposium will be a forum for industry and researchers, providing an opportunity to describe advances in all aspects of furnace lining lifetime improvements. The aim of the meeting is to identify ways to enhance overall process economics and safety through shared technological approaches and best-practice examples. The organizers solicit papers from authors who are engaged in the analysis, development, and/or operation of high-temperature processes that involve the production and treatment of metals, alloys, ceramic and other resource materials.
Papers that describe innovative methods for achieving refractory lining lifetime enhancement and increased operational safety by slag engineering and freeze lining application, as well as the use of safety instrumented systems are particularly welcome. Also of interest are papers on the interactions of refractory materials with complex ores and melts, thermodynamic and modeling approaches, refractory design developments, material characterization as well as economic and environmental issues associated with refractory recycling methods.
Abstracts Due 07/16/2018
Proceedings Plan Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

Basic Knowledge on Refractory Freeze Linings for Reviewing Post Mortem Studies Results
Chemical interactions between slag and refractory or freeze-lining.
Designing Furnace Lining/Cooling Systems to Operate with a Competent Freeze Lining
Evolution of freeze linings in multi-step processes
Freeze-lining Formation in Submerged Arc Furnaces Producing Ferrochre Alloy in South Africa
Freeze Lining Refractories in Non-ferrous TSL Smelting Systems
High Temperature Corrosion of Magnesia based Refractory by Ferronickel Slags
Influence of CaO/SiO2/Al2O3 Ratio on the Melting Behaviour of SynCon Slags
Influence of tap hole cooler design on matte-cooler heat transfer coefficient and freeze lining thickness
Practical Knowledge on Refractory Freeze Linings Collected from Post Mortem Studies
Thermochemistry Analysis of Slag Freeze Lining and Refractory Interaction with Slag to Support Furnace Integrity
Use of Finite Element Analysis or Computation Fluid Dynamics for Estimation of Freeze Lining


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