The Steel Institute VDEh invented the European Electric Arc Furnace Conference (EEC) and organized it for the first time 1983 in Aachen, Germany. The success of this event has let to eleven following EEC´s 1986 in Florance (Italy), 1989 in Bournmouth (UK), 1992 in Madrid (Spain), 1995 in Paris (France), 1999 in Düsseldorf (Germany), 2002 in Venice (Italy), 2005 in Birmingham (UK), 2008 in Krkow (Poland), 2012 in Graz (Austria), 2016 in Venice (Italy) and 2021 in Sheffield (UK). The 13th EEC will take place from 3 to 7 June 2024 at the Philharmonie Essen Conference Centre.
The electric arc furnace is the main process for the recycling of steel scrap to produce widely varying grades of steel combined with the secondary metallurgy processes. It also has a high flexibility in the processing of iron bearing charge materials. It can be operated with up to 100 % DRI or HBI charge. The silver bullet ways to climate neutral steel production are today seen in the process route Direct reduction and electric arc furnace or direct reduction, submerged arc furnace (or open slag bath furnace) and basic oxygen furnace.
The European Electric Steelmaking Conference series is supported by the members of the International Society of Steel Institutes (ISSI)
Scope and Topics
The general aim of this 13th European Electric Steelmaking Conference is to provide a forum at which steel producers, plant manufacturers and suppliers as well as research institutes and universities come together to discuss the newest technologies and developments in the field of electric steelmaking. The conference will have the following technology-based topics:
- Electric Arc Furnace Technologies
- Electric Arc Furnace Process
- Melting of DRI/HBI in Electric Arc Furnaces
- New Furnace Types for DRI/HBI Melting
- Power Grid Requirements and Solutions
- Energy and Efficiency Optimization
- Ladle Furnace Process and Technologies
- Green Steelmaking Strategies
The European Continuous Casting Conference has become an established event in the conferences of the iron and steel producing industry. First held in Florence in 1991, it is still held regularly every 3 or 4 years. In 1994 in Düsseldorf, 1998 in Madrid, 2002 Birmingham, 2005 Nice, 2008 Riccione, 2011 again Düsseldorf, 2014 in Graz, 2017 in Vienna and for the last time 2021 in Bari, Italy. The upcoming 11th European Continuous Casting Conference from 7 to 11 October 2024 in Essen will be organized by the Steel Institute VDEh.
Regardless of the production route and resources, more than 95% of the crude steel melted is currently continuously cast. The metal solidifies in the form of slabs, blooms or billets. During casting, the quality of the later product is determined, the product properties and the surface appearance are determined.
The ECCC will cover the main topics of continuous casting. This conference is the forum of the European continuous casting community. Experts meet here to exchange views on the status and future development of the continuous casting process. The conference program provides information on the latest developments in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies and continuous improvement of product quality. Steel metallurgical issues will be addressed as well as their physical and numerical simulation. Presentations on newest developments also in operating practice and maintenance will complement the program. The conference aims to promote the technical and scientific dialogue between delegates with industrial and academic backgrounds, as well as between participants of previous conferences and new members of the continuous casting community.
Key Topics: Plant Operational Practices, Results and Maintenance | Plant construction and Design, new CC Plants | Metallurgy and Flow Control in Tundish | Fluid Flow in the Mould, Lubrication and Solidification | Product Quality Control and Detection of Surface Defects | Electromagnetic Stirring in the Mould and in the partly solidified strand | Soft Reduction | Cooling Technologies | Near net Shape Casting | Controlling Systems / Modelling and Simulation / Industry 4.0
Save the Date: 7th SCT 2025 comes to Sweden!
SCT 2025 - the most important international Conference on Steels in Cars and Trucks takes place in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2025!
More than 500 participants from all over the world will visit Stockholm, Sweden to join more than 160 presentations from industry and research.
‘Bringing the automotive, supplier and steel industries together’ is one of the two goals behind SCT 2025. This motto reinforces what the modern steel industry is all about: partnerships across value chains being made up of industry, research and development professionals.
The second motto of SCT 2025 is: ‘Future trends in steel development, processing technologies and applications’. The ability to steadily innovate one of the traditional and most innovative materials for industrial use is reflected in the increasing amount of steel being consumed across the world. Steel delivers a lot of solutions for solving such future global challenges as living and mobility in megacities or the preservation of material resources due to steel’s excellent possibilities for recycling.
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The new date for the Bright World of Metals in Düsseldorf has been set! From June 21 to 25, 2027, GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST will present the latest developments in the industry. World's leading trade fair quartet 2027 in Düsseldorf.