Stahlinstitut VDEh – 14.04.2024

Steel Ladle Lining - Fully Booked

14.05.2024 – 16.05.2024seminar in english

The seminar is fully booked - we can only put you on the waiting list and will contact you if a place becomes available

Directed by

Dr. Andreas Buhr
Dr. Helmut Lachmund

Target Group

The wear of refractory materials in the secondary metallurgy is particularly high. These high wear mechanisms are complex, but mainly caused by slags. High temperatures, long-terming treatment and turbulences of stirring gas are also important factors for wear and failures. Maintenance and operating personnel, su­pervisors responsible for plant and unit op­erations, and managers responsible for decisions on refractory problems will learn about new materials and installation methods


• Trends in clean steel technology and steel ladle lining
• Demands on refractories for secondary metallurgy
• Salzgitter Flachstahl: Improvements of the steel ladle linings
• DEW: Refractory lining for varying operating conditions
• thyssenkrupp Steel: Current lining innovations
• Tata Steel Port Talbot: Thermal efficiency of teeming ladles
• Tata Steel Ijmuiden: Steel ladle lining for flat steel production
• SSAB Finland: Monolithic lining in a 3-converter-shop
• PAHAGE: Purging plugs in steel ladles
• Teamwork: Optimization of economics in refractories

• Steel Plant Tour at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Registration fee

  • EUR 990,00* registration fee VAT-free plus EUR 268,50 conference package (Total EUR 1.258,50*)
  • EUR 1,190,00 registration fee VAT-free plus EUR 268,50 conference package (Total EUR 1.458,50).

* for employees of member companies and individual members of the Steel Institute VDEh. Scientific staff of universities gets a 50 % off.

as part of the VDEh young talents promotion,
young engineers (up to 35 years) of member companies receive a 50 % discount

The conference package includes food and beverages during the seminar (incl. 19 % VAT). The catering included in the seminar fee starts with a welcome coffee on 14 Sept and ends with lunch on 16 Sept. This fee does not include the hotel room.


A free withdrawal from the seminar is possible until two weeks prior to the start. Then, 25 % of the seminar fee must be paid. The total registration amount will be charged for no show or cancellation from the first day of the event. The participant also has to bear the cancellation costs of the seminar hotel.

Venue / Seminar hotel

NH Hotel Düsseldorf City
Kölner Str. 186-188    40227 Düsseldorf, Germany

The Steel Academy will automatically make a room booking for the participants at the NH Hotel Düsseldorf City from 14-16 May 2024 for a special rate of EUR 209 together for both nights incl. breakfast. The hotel room bill will be settled by you upon departure. Please advise at your registration, if you do not need a reservation or whether you would like to stay longer in the hotel.


Stahl-Akademie / Stahlinstitut VDEh
Steel Academy /  Steel Institute VDEh

Sohnstraße 65 / 40237 Düsseldorf/Germany
Fon +49 211 6707-458 /  /



Ihr Ansprechpartner

Peter Schmieding

Peter Schmieding

Leiter Stahl-Akademie

Stahlinstitut VDEh
Sohnstraße 65
40237 Düsseldorf

Telefon: +49 211 6707-478