The Instituto Argentino de Siderurgia invites you to the 24th IAS Steel Conference which will include topics ranging from raw materials to end-products, including sessions on Safety and Environment and with a special emphasis on "Steel Industry 4.0", one of the greatest interests for the steel community.

The Conference will be enhanced with the EXPO IAS 2022 to the Steel Industry at which companies will have the opportunity to share their latest developments and products. The Exhibit area will be a key point of the Conference. The exhibition will run throughout the event.

The Conference will be held from Tuesday, 25th to Thursday 27th October 2022 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Pre-conference courses will take place on Monday, 24th October and will be delivered by internationally renowned speakers who will deal with different aspects of the steelmaking process; and the traditional plant tours will take place on Friday 28th October.

is located in the southeast of South America. It is the country chosen to host the event. For more information about Argentina, visas and how to get from Ezeiza to Rosario, click here: Argentina

has been named host city of the event. It is located in central-eastern Argentina, in Santa Fe province and is the third most populous city. Learn more about this city by clicking here: Rosario

City Center Rosario
Address: Bv. Oroño and Av. Circunvalación, Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.
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An Impartial View of Steel Industry Decarbonization.
24 OCT 2022 - 9am - 5pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina

With the Paris Accord comes the demand for the steel industry to reduce CO2/Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to 0.2Tonne/Tonne steel (0.2Te CO2/Testeel) by 2070. The pressure on Steelmills is incomprehensible since they only contribute 7% of GHG emissions using 8% of the total energy worldwide for an average world emission level of 1.8Te CO2/Testeel (2015). The issue of course is our historical image - one of a very dirty industry - and 70% of the GHG currently is sourced from carbon use – ore reduction, combustion or alloying.
Technically, decarbonization is not the correct phraseology since steel is predominantly an alloy of iron and carbon. Perhaps defossilization is a more apt terminology (coined from the decarbonization session at AISTech 2022).
This course will look at the international steel industry’s decarbonization/defossilization efforts and the challenges thereto.

Key words: Decarbonization, Defossilization, BF, BOF, DRI, EAF, Hydrogen, Zero Carbon, Green Steel, International Energy Authority (IEA), Value in Use (VIU), Metallics.

1. Introduction to decarbonization
2. The spectrum of industry decarbonization opportunities
3. The “global decarbonization solution”
4. Challenges
5. Current Status of Decarbonization
6. Summary and Final Discussion


Dr. Sara Hornby
Global Strategic Solutions, Inc., USA

Sara received her BSc(Hons) Metallurgy and her British Steel Corporation (BSC) sponsored PhD in Industrial Metallurgy at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her UK cupola foundry, R&D, and Steelmill (Firth Brown Tools and BSC) experience provided a good basis for her N. America career which began with >17 years with air Liquide. This was followed by technology company management positions (Tenova Goodfellow, Midrex Technologies Inc., Linde Gases, Inteco PTI, TMS International) leading finally to her own consulting company, Global Strategic Solutions, Inc. Her involvement in applied R&D, new technology development and knowledge exchange, through networking with industry (especially operators), academia and students, OEMs and colleagues, has led to practice innovations and process optimization, especially for the steel industry. Sara holds 5 patents, has published over 127 papers, seminars and courses internationally and was the 2020 recipient of both the AIME AIST Benjamin F. Fairless Award and the AIST EF technical committee’s John Bell Award.

She is an AIME Oral History participant, an interviewee for the Women in Steel books and is the Institute of Metals, Mining and Material’s (IoM3’s) 2022 Hadfield Medal recipient. As an active member of AIST and ISS, Sara has participated in the BOD, University/Industry Relations, Ironmaking, EAF Steelmaking, DRI Committees and was Chairman of the Process Technology Division and the ISS BOD International Affairs Committee. Involvement in the latter led to IAS becoming an ISS (Now AIST) International Section.

Challenged to consider a metallurgy career, Sara prides herself in being a trail blazer.


24 OCT 2022 - 9am - 5pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina

It is more than obvious that refractory monolithic have distinct advantages in comparison to bricks. It is not too complex to order materials as refractory monolithic do not need a complex production route at the refractory producers’ site and reaction times from the point of order till delivery could be within some days.
They are easy to install and in consequence reduced down times increases the productivity. In further complex structures could be molded inside the thermal treatment device. It is not astonishing that refractory monolithic gained increasing market share since their first appearance in 1913. Today’s market share is about 45 % of all refractory materials.
However, refractory materials, even if they are developed carefully by the refractory producer, always contain a certain amount of risk, as the installation is not as easy as it looks like.
It is inevitable that the engineer who is responsible for relining has a comprehensive understanding how refractory monolithic perform in terms of preparation, installation and first heating. Severe mistakes could already be made during the mixing process, where the mixing energy input, the amount of mixing water and the water quality could already strongly impact the lining performance. An improper preparation causes improper workability and will lead to an insufficient densification. In consequence the lining suffers of reduced service life and the risk of an emergency shutdown is increasing.
Therefore, this course will give detailed insights in the nature of refractory materials and will point out specific material properties that must be well known to avoid mistakes during installation.

Key words: refractory monolithics, monolithic linings, castable processing.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Krause
Koblenz University of Applied Science, Germany

Prof. Dr. Olaf Krause studied mineralogy at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn from 1987-1997and graduated as doctor of natural science in Bonn and at Max Planck Institute of geochemistry in Mainz. From 1997 – 1999 he worked as application scientist and as quality manager at CRB GmbH in Hardegsen, thereafter from 1999 – 2001 as research fellow at Werkstoffzentrum Rheinbach GmbH. Between 2001 and 2009 he works as scientist in the Forschungsgemenischaft Feuerfest e. V. Since 2009 Olaf Krause is Professor at Koblenz University of Applied Science and is responsible for education in refractory materials and mineralogy. In the last decade Prof. Krause performed with various project partners 25 industry related research projects where he focuses on the material properties of refractory monolithics. Detailed information is given under

1. Refactory Monolitics and delimitation of refractory castables. Classification, design of refractory castables
2. Installation of refractory castables
3. Bringing castables into service
4. Refractory castables properties under service conditions


24 OCT 2022 - 9am - 5pm / City Center Rosario, Argentina

This course covers many of the key metallurgical aspects for manufacturing low alloy steels as long products for high performance applications. It begins with understanding the importance of austenite grain size and how casting, thermomechanical processing, and heat treatment affect prior austenite grain size. The important effects of sulfur are discussed with respect to castability, cast structure, sulfide inclusions in bars, and fatigue performance. The effects of boron and titanium additions on hardenability and impact toughness are described along with supporting research data. The carburizing process and requirements of hardenability and austenite grain size control for both gas carburizing and vacuum carburizing are discussed with reference to alloy content.

1. Thermomechanical processing for austenite grain size control in axle shafts.
2. Effects of sulfur on fatigue properties of medium carbon steels.
3. Boron and titanium effects on the properties of medium carbon steels – bars, plates, and seamless tubes.
4. Carburizing steels for economical high performance gears.

Prof. Robert Cryderman
Colorado School of Mines, USA

Robert (Bob) Cryderman is a Research Associate Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. He received BSE (1968) and MSE (1970) degrees from the University of Michigan. He has published over 40 technical papers, has been awarded 9 patents, wrote the introductory chapter for the AIST 2017 edition of Making, Shaping, and Treating of Steel – Long Products and was recently elected as a Fellow by ASM International. Bob has over 45 years of experience in the steel producing industry where he has been instrumental in developing and applying metallurgical principles to produce new and improved products. He worked as a researcher and manager of metallurgy and quality at Climax Molybdenum Company, J&L Steel Company, CF&I Steel, North Star Steel, MacSteel, and Gerdau Special Steel in the areas of plate steels, seamless tubes, railroad rails, and special quality bars for automotive and heavy truck applications. Bob joined the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Development Center at Colorado School of Mines in 2013. Bob taught classes on bar steel manufacturing from raw materials to final heat treatment that covers metallurgical requirements for a variety of automotive and heavy equipment applications. His current area of interest and research is on the effects of microstructure and grain boundary segregation on the performance of components manufactured from bar steels that perform at high hardness levels (>55 HRC) in highly stressed applications.


A variety of registration options and discounts are available for the 24th IAS Steel Conference and EXPO IAS 2022.
Registration costs vary based on membership status and time of purchase.

Until 15 August 2022 After 15 August 2022
(one per paper)
Member USD 300 USD 400
Non Member USD 400 USD 500

Registration includes Technical Sessions during the three-day conference (25th, 26th and 27th October), Steel Forum, Welcome Ceremony,
Digital Conference Proceedings, Coffee Breaks and access to EXPO IAS 2022.


Until 19 September 2022 After 19 September 2022
Member USD 500 USD 600
Non Member USD 600 USD 700

Registration on 24th October includes Handouts, Lunch, Coffee Breaks and access to EXPO IAS 2022.

Until 19 September 2022 After 19 September 2022
FULL PASS Member USD 600 USD 700
Non Member USD 700 USD 800

Registration includes Technical Sessions during the three-day conference (25th, 26th and 27th October), Steel Forum, Welcome Ceremony,
Digital Conference Proceedings, Coffee Breaks and access to EXPO IAS 2022.

Until 19 September 2022 After 19 September 2022
ONE DAY PASS Member USD 300 USD 400
Non Member USD 400 USD 500

Registration includes Technical Sessions during the day of purchase only, Steel Forum, Welcome Ceremony,
Digital Conference Proceedings, Coffee Breaks and access to EXPO IAS 2022.

TO REGISTER, follow these steps:

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Proceed to payment

Once the payment has been received, you will obtain a QR code to register on-site at the City Center Rosario. Please print it or keep it in your mobile phone to use it at the self-service desk.

The REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED when the participant completed the registration form and paid the total registration
fee for the event. So if you completed the form, but did not make the payment prior to the event, you will not have access
to the virtual platform to access the 24th IAS Steel Conference and EXPO IAS 2022.

Cancellation policy:

- Free of charge cancellation is not possible, although you can select a replacement free of charge.
- This subsitute should be informed before the event.
- No refunds will be granted for paid registrants who do not attend the event.


In the framework of the 24th IAS Steel Conference, three plant tours will take place simultaneously, thus in the case of being interested you should choose to visit only one of them:

DATE: Friday, 28th October 2022
SCHEDULE: Departure at 8.30am / Arrival at 3.00pm.(aprox.)
CLOTHING: The use of long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed shoes are mandatory. It is prohibited to use synthetic clothing, soft-soled shoes (tennis/sneakers) and high heels.
SAFETY: Safety equipment is mandatory. Safety equipment (helmet, jacket, sunglasses and earplugs) will be provided for each visitor.


We set aside a block of rooms at a special rate for the Conference attendees. So, if you’re joining us at the Conference and Expo this year, you might as well take advantage of your discounted room rate and stay where the action is.

IAS has designated MARCELA CLEMENTE as the official hotel provider for the 24th IAS Steel Conference and EXPO IAS 2022 to help you secure exclusive hotel room rates.

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