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HSPG and EAF (Eastern) T&O Meeting

The SFSA Electric Arc Furnace (Eastern Division) T&O and Heavy Section Product Group (HSPG) meetings that will be held on Thursday, May 12th and Friday, May 13th in Bay City, MI. Thursday morning will be the HSPG meeting on the featured topic of heavy section heat treatment. Thursday afternoon will be for the traditional “Eastern Division” T&O meeting, which will feature topics on EAF operations. In addition to the two meetings, we will take a tour of Bay Cast. There is no cost for the meeting - travel, hotel, meals, etc. are the attendees’ responsibility. Please bring your own safety shoes for the tour. Final details for the meeting will be sent to all registered attendees.


Thursday, May 12
9:00 a.m.HSPG Heat Treatment meeting at Bay Valley Resort, 2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City, MI
  • David Poweleit (SFSA) - introductions and SFSA services
  • George Hartay (CTA consultant) - heat treatment cycles and experiences
  • Benny Grissom (Pinson Valley Heat Treating) - heat treating of large steel castings
  • Roundtable on heat treatment
1:00 p.m.EAF Operations T&O meeting at Bay Valley Resort, 2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City, MI
  • George Hartay (CTA consultant) - running an 80 ton basic EAF
  • Bob Finley and Dave Sarvela (ME) - EAF tuning and optimizations for transformer performance
  • David Poweleit (SFSA) - OSHA and CO explosions
  • Roundtable on EAF standard practices
6:30 p.m.Dinner (TBD)
Friday, May 13
9:00 a.m.Tour at Bay Cast, 2611 Center Ave, Bay City, MI
  • Conclude by noon


Bay Valley Resort, 2470 Old Bridge Road, Bay City, MI, 989-686-3500
Steel Founders’ room block rate is $72/night (5/11-13) - reservation cutoff 4/20/16


To RSVP, please contact David Poweleit at poweleit@sfsa.org (please include an email address for all attendees and if you intend to join the group for dutch treat dinner on Thursday).

David Poweleit
Steel Founders' Society of America (SFSA) - Vice President of Technology
780 McArdle Dr Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155 USA